Tuesday, May 22, 2007

So Damned Typical

President Carter recently said that the bush administration was the worst in our nation’s history when it came to foreign affairs.

The white house responded by saying that President Carter was becoming “increasingly irrelevant”.

So this is how this white house handles criticism, by saying that a former elderly United States president is becoming increasingly irrelevant? How Christian of them!

I happen to agree with what President Carter said. He later apologized for his comment. When will the white house apologize for theirs?

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21 Comments:

Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Jimmy didn't have to apologize for telling the truth. I can't wait for the day when George Bush becomes irrelevant and fades into the dust in the corner.

May 22, 2007 3:14 AM  
Blogger Katharine said...

I'm so disappointed in Carter for backtracking. I've always admired him for speaking the truth, and that was what he was doing the first time around. He decreases his credibility by backing down.

If the Democrats are ever to take this country back, they need to grow spines and not back away from telling the truth.

May 22, 2007 3:30 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

The Cheney Menstruation is becoming increasing irellevent. This juvenile behaviour is wearing on me.

May 22, 2007 3:49 AM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

I feel the same way Peacechick Mary does. Carter did not need to apologize for the truth. Some day George Bush will become irrelevant and that will really be good for the American people.

May 22, 2007 4:51 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Carter is right. Bush is an idiot. Carter shouldn't have apologized but that's the kind of peace loving guy he is.

May 22, 2007 5:04 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Carter is probably the most moral man we have ever had as president. He says what he believes and it is always a reasoned and informed opinion. I guess the White House thinks the Nobel Peace Prize is irrelevant as well.

May 22, 2007 5:23 AM  
Blogger Sam. said...

I back what Carter said, regret that he retracted it though. Waiting for the Bush administration to retract/apologize, but waiting in vain I'm sure.....

May 22, 2007 6:12 AM  
Anonymous Old Liberal said...

I too wish Jimmy hadn't apologized.
Speaking the truth is always irrelevant to bushniks.

Jimmy Carter and Bill Moyers are two of the most relevant guys around these days......

I am beyond weary of King George and his troops of liars.

P.S. Did anyone hear (besides my husband) hear David Brooks call George an "empty suit" on the Newshour Friday night?

May 22, 2007 6:19 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

I don't think Carter apologized for the comment. He apologized for not continuing to fall in step with previous "gentlemen's understanding" for ex pres's not to speak poorly of in pres.
I don't think he should have apologized either, after all unless I am mistaken we are supposed to have Freedom of Speech in this country! Despite the "gentlemen's agreement".

May 22, 2007 6:23 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

"I think this administration's foreign policy compared to president Nixon's was much worse," Carter said. But he said he did not mean to call it the worst in history.

"No, that's not what I wanted to say. I wasn't comparing this administration with other administrations back through history but just with President Nixon."

The White House on Sunday dismissed Carter as "increasingly irrelevant" after his harsh criticism. In response, Carter said: "Well, I don't claim to have any relevancy. I have a completely unofficial capacity. The only thing I lead is the Carter Center."



Not quite an apology - OR a retraction!

May 22, 2007 7:47 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

"irrelevant" is a pretty big word for Dubya. I think someone else was speaking for him. Oh yeah, and the opinions of a Nobel Laureate on a topic where the recipient of the prize possesses special expertise may be many things, but irrelevant is not one of them.

May 22, 2007 8:23 AM  
Blogger Crackpot Press said...

Jimmy Carter is still the first president to make his legacy after leaving office.

I can't believe he backtracked. Im so sick of the left beiong retraction happy.

May 22, 2007 10:09 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

White House continues to confirm its artificiality.

If they wouldn't have been so insulted by this compentent diplomat, they would have said something along the lines that it is the American Way to have different VALID points of view.

But since they were so insulted by the the best Presidential legacy in a generation stating the obvious, they had to sling some their ape shit back at him.

So immature.

May 22, 2007 10:30 AM  
Blogger FunkyTown Fighter said...

I agree with Carter's comments & he shouldn't have taken them back!!! Shrub's administration (if you can call it that) has been the worst in U.S. history and it pisses me off that he let them intimidate him into retracting. He should have SCREAMED it to the world dammit! Screw Shrub & Co.

May 22, 2007 1:18 PM  
Blogger Nvisiblewmn said...

Carter spoke the truth. The shrubbies had a hissy fit. I only see the need for an apology going ONE way.

May 22, 2007 1:52 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

I disagree with Carter. He was mistaken to apologize. What he said was true. As for Bush, the answer is never.

May 22, 2007 2:55 PM  
Blogger windspike said...

Apologize? W, Rove and co? That's not in their vocabulary.

May 22, 2007 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Jess Wundrun said...

In one hundred years Americans will look back on this era as "the time before the fall". Bush doesn't care what they'll be saying about him then because he'll be dead. Carter may not care either, but he will be the one with whom they'll agree.

May 22, 2007 3:39 PM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

SB Gypsy's right. Carter clarified, he didn't retract, nor apologize.

May 22, 2007 5:20 PM  
Blogger Kvatch said...

When will the white house apologize for theirs?

When hell freezes over.

[in other words...]

Apologies are irrelevant.

May 22, 2007 7:16 PM  
Blogger JM said...

It killed me to see that he backed down, since his first comments were so dead-on target!

May 24, 2007 8:02 AM  

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