The Family (Or most of them)

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May 20, 2007

DISTINGUISHED by heart, distinguished by stupidity



And I agree entirely with President Carter about President Bush, who has harmed America -- and the world -- in the worst possible way. Carter had soul. Bush has no soul.

Jimmy Carter, the former US president, has called George Bush's presidency "the worst in history" while also condemning Tony Blair, the out-going British prime minister, for his close support for Bush's policies.

Carter's comments made in a series of interviews with US and international media which appeared on Saturday.
"I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history," Carter told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in a story that appeared in the newspaper's Saturday editions.
"The overt reversal of America's basic values as expressed by previous administrations, including those of George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon and others, has been the most disturbing to me."
He also said that Bush has taken a "radical departure from all previous administration policies" with the Iraq war.

"We now have endorsed the concept of pre-emptive war where we go to war with another nation militarily, even though our own security is not directly threatened, if we want to change the regime there or if we fear that some time in the future our security might be endangered."

In a separate interview with the BBC, the British state broadcasting service, Carter also criticised Blair, the British prime minister.

Asked how he would judge Blair's support of Bush, the former president said: "Abominable. Loyal. Blind. Apparently subservient."

"And I think the almost undeviating support by Great Britain for the ill-advised policies of President Bush in Iraq have been a major tragedy for the world."
A major tragedy is right.
And Canada's lapdog prime minister, Stephen Harper, is supporting Bush. I feel a great sense of pride about President Carter. I feel a great sense of humiliation about us.


  1. You're right of course and I love the direct, no bullshit language Carter uses. I was feeling removed from it all while reading this post until your mentioned Stevie H. God help us.

  2. Andrea:

    The thing I love about Carter is his heart. I admire him every time I see him interviewed on PBS, because the mainstream media doesn't give him the time of day.

    He is so right about Dubya but no one will hear it. To me he had and has chutzpah, his eyes show something much deeper within.

    Bush is the worst possible thing that could have happened to the world. He's so vacuous and empty.

    And Stevie H. is nothing but a poor imitation of him. How ghastly for us north of the 49th.

  3. I always loved Jimmy Carter, he's a true humanitarian.

  4. Laurie:

    I agree Carter is a humanitarian.

    The only word I could find at for the opposite of that -- Bush, in my view -- was inhumane.

  5. He has definately been a nightmare for the american public image, GWB is how the rest of the world percieve the US population, that fact he got in twice, looks even worse.

    Oh well atleast this year we will be free

  6. The US dun get presidents like Carter anymore. WHY?


  7. It's on YouTube:

  8. Aidan:

    Have you noticed now how Bush is just laying low and doesn't seem to be out there trying to persuade the masses...

    I'm sure the Republicans are deliberately trying to hide him in some desperate hope at re-election in 2008.


    I dunno...there seems to be a complete absence of good leaders around in this climate of conflict and uncertainty.

  9. Andrea:

    Thanks. I'll have a peek.

  10. Total agreement from me. Wonder what Big Jim would have to say about the little toad Down Under?
    Who, by the way, has just been rumbled for his intended dining room make-over. The twit wanted to revamp the Parliamentary dining room at a cost of a few cents shy of half a million dollars.
    I wonder how long it will take to repair the damage done by that unholy triumvirate? (Bush,Blair,Howard, that is)

  11. Carter was and is awesome. He's simply one of the best people to ever live, and we need more like him around. Period.

  12. Dinahmow:

    Well if you're going to include Howard, let's not forget his twit of a brother, Stephen Harper.

    All this makes me think how smart the leaders of the other big countries are...Germany, France, Russia, China, Spain, Brazil...for staying out of this.

    Carter has the biggest balls of all those U.S. presidents. Clinton has become a non-factor and what's Dubya's dad going to say?

    Yeah, my son's a doink?


    You got it.

  13. Dinahmow:

    Actually, let me add one other thing: Germany, France, Russia, etc., should have been crying out to the rest of the world against this Iraq/Afghanistan madness.

  14. Back again...I don't know your Mr.Harper;he was not in the hot seat when the other little lick-spittles swung on Dub's tails.Perhaps he would have dragged Canada into it? I'd like to think not.

  15. Jimmy had a lot of time on his hands to dream up humanitarian causes after he admitted to 'lusting' after other women in that Playboy interview and Roslyn exiled him to eating peanuts and sleeping on the White House couch.

    Carter's inability to get the Iranians to release the hostages through peaceful negotiations set the tone for the last 30 years of US foreign diplomacy. The hostages were released within minutes of Ronny Reagan getting sworn in as President and the get tough with bullys era began.

    Carter will be remembered for brokering a Peace Agreement with Begin and Sadat and Dubya will be remembered for NOTHING ELSE other than the War in Iraq.

    The fact that Americans elected Dubya to a second term will not be easily forgotten by any other Earthlings for generations.

  16. Dinahmow:

    He HAS dragged Canada into it a lot more than we were before, Harper has.

    He's become a mini-me plastic version of Blair, diving into Afghanistan. In fact, he's there today for more photo ops.

    The Liberal party here, Jean Chretien and then Paul Martin, told Bush to shove it. Then they ran into scandal and got booted.

    Harper was the only guy left on the block, so he got in. I've posted about him a few times before.


    You are surely historically correct and what you say is true, and should be on the record.

    Regardless of his failure in the the Iran hostage crisis, though, he was still part of the pre-Reagan American tradition of statesmanship rather than bullyship.

    There's something warm and compassionate about him and intelligent, unlike the empty-headed and no-hearted Bush.

  17. WW, I agree with you on Carter being far superior to Bush. Heck one of those cute, red-assed baboons is also far superior to Bush. I love and miss Jimmy. He had a great intellect, and was straightforward to the world and to the American people. But unfortunately, HE is right that bullies only understand force. It's really sad.

  18. Not going into the subject of Bush-Carter-Canada's prime minister (HELP, I do not even know what political parties there are in Canada, started to look it up, but gave it up :-), I do can imagine how it feels to disagree with the principles of your government. It often is very upsetting. That's why I try to keep a distance from politics, it often makes me sick. I say try, because it hard to ignore, you're confronted with politics all the time.

  19. Carm:

    Yeah, and Bush is the biggest Bushwackinest, banal, brain-dead bully on the planet.

    Force will solve everything is his credo, it seems. What he's done is unleashed a tyrant that nothing short of nukes will stop.


    No sweat, don't worry about it. Canada's a bit player in this game, the only difference is before we WANTED to emulate Switzerland.

    Canada has two main parties: the Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives, roughly akin to the Americans' Democrats and Republicans.

    There's a third, the New Democrats, but they've never won an election. They're largely union-based and socialist.

    The Liberals had prime ministers like Trudeau and Chretien in recent times, middle of the roaders who brought in Canada's constitution and French as Canada's other official language.

    The PCs have had the likes of Diefenbaker, Mulroney and now (SHUDDER) Harper.

    Mulroney's the guy who sang "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" with Reagan. Harper's a right-winger from Alberta.

    I so admire European countries like Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden...

    They govern, it seems to me, for their own countries, within their own borders, for the most part.

  20. pity he's not an official advisor or something!


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