Former US president slaps down 'subservient' Blair

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I am ashamed that this man was a President of the United States.....:banned:


Sat Aug 26, 8:48 PM ET



Former US president Jimmy Carter lashed out at British Prime Minister Tony Blair for being "so compliant and subservient" to the Bush administration in Washington.

"I have been surprised and extremely disappointed with Tony Blair's behaviour," Carter told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper as he promoted his new book "Faith and Freedom."

"I think that, more than any other person in the world, the prime minister could have had a moderating influence on Washington, and he has not," said the 81-year-old former head of state.

He faulted Blair for not having been a constraint on US President George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq in March 2003 -- an invasion which, he said, subverted the fight against global terrorism.

"We now have a situation where America is so unpopular overseas that, even in countries like Egypt and Jordan, our approval ratings are less than five percent," said Carter, who was in the White House from 1977 to 1981.

"It's a shameful and pitiful state of affairs, and I hold your British prime minister to be substantially responsible for being so compliant and subservient."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060827/ts_alt_afp/britainuspolitics_060827004553&printer=1
 

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First, I think everyone is ashamed Jimmy Carter was ever President of the United States.

Second, when on earth have we ever had a high approval rating in nations like egypt or Jordan?
 
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I have never, seen a ex president of the United States, be such an embarrassment to our country, such as this Democrat ex President...

I'm damn sure going to go out and vote for a democrat NOW.......NOT:cuckoo:
 

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Carter is far from an expert on how to handle terrorists. He allowed Americans to be held hostage for 444 days.

Now he sucks up to the UN to get glowing press from the liberal media
 

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I am ashamed that this man was a President of the United States.....:banned:


Sat Aug 26, 8:48 PM ET



Former US president Jimmy Carter lashed out at British Prime Minister Tony Blair for being "so compliant and subservient" to the Bush administration in Washington.

"I have been surprised and extremely disappointed with Tony Blair's behaviour," Carter told the Sunday Telegraph newspaper as he promoted his new book "Faith and Freedom."

"I think that, more than any other person in the world, the prime minister could have had a moderating influence on Washington, and he has not," said the 81-year-old former head of state.

He faulted Blair for not having been a constraint on US President George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq in March 2003 -- an invasion which, he said, subverted the fight against global terrorism.

"We now have a situation where America is so unpopular overseas that, even in countries like Egypt and Jordan, our approval ratings are less than five percent," said Carter, who was in the White House from 1977 to 1981.

"It's a shameful and pitiful state of affairs, and I hold your British prime minister to be substantially responsible for being so compliant and subservient."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060827/ts_alt_afp/britainuspolitics_060827004553&printer=1
Carter has proven himself time and again incapable of grasping the reality of the world in which he exists.
 

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I knew this was going to be Carter just by your title. Somebody please give him a big ol' bag of peanuts to keep his yap occupied.
 

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