Will Jimmy shut up before he dies, you think?

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  1. AllieBaba
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    Good grief, most people fade into the sunset. Jimmy is determined to suck all the air out of the world before he goes.

    Jimmy Carter calls Cheney a "disaster"
    Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:03pm
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday denounced Vice President Dick Cheney as a "disaster" for the country and a "militant" who has had an excessive influence in setting foreign policy.

    Cheney has been on the wrong side of the debate on many issues, including an internal White House discussion over Syria in which the vice president is thought to be pushing a tough approach, Carter said.

    "He's a militant who avoided any service of his own in the military and he has been most forceful in the last 10 years or more in fulfilling some of his more ancient commitments that the United States has a right to inject its power through military means in other parts of the world," Carter told the BBC in an interview to air later on Wednesday.

    "You know he's been a disaster for our country," Carter said. "I think he's been overly persuasive on President George Bush and quite often he's prevailed."

    Asked to comment on Carter's remarks, Megan Mitchell, a spokeswoman for the Republican vice president, said, "We're not going to engage in this type of rhetoric."

    Carter, a Democrat who was president from 1977 to 1981 and won the 2002 Nobel Peace prize for his charitable work, is a strong critic of the Iraq war and has often been outspoken in his criticism of President George W. Bush.

    In a newspaper interview in May, Carter called the Bush administration the "worst in history" in international relations.

    Carter did have kind words in the BBC interview for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

    "I'm filled with admiration for Condoleezza Rice in standing up to (Cheney) which she did even when she was in the White House under President George W. Bush," Carter said, referring to Rice's former role as White House national security adviser.

    "Now secretary of state, her influence is obviously greater than it was then and I hope she prevails," Carter added.



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    I don't much care for Jimmy Carter. And he was a pretty awful president.

    But he was dead on about Cheney. :clap2:
     
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    Decry while encouraging. Good strategy.
     
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    Sometimes you get lucky and get two for one.

    Personally, I wish he would just fade away.
     
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    I doubt he will have much to say after he dies, so I say, "RIGHT ON JIMMY, GIVE EM HELL!"
     
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    There's nothing like telling the truth, and that is just what Carter is doing, better late than never, and apparently he has learned that.
     
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    I don't trust anyone who hobnobs with tyrants and murderers.
     
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    that's fucking hilarious..


    ok, who wants to post the rumsfeld-Saddam pic first?


    I wonder whose hand we can catch cheney holding from his younger days...


    and Cheney has been a piece of shit for this nation. Perhaps it takes a team jersey to insist otherwise... Funny, I bet the gung ho W04 crowd finally found a way to get that godforsaken sticker off of their car by now. You just don't see anyone waving them around so proudly anymore...
     
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    murderers such as Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada? Or are ones the US government protects acceptable?
     
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    Dude, Reagan supported some of the most brutal dictators in Latin America.
     

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