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Carter criticizes Blair's government as too complaint with U.S. policies
International Herald Tribune ^ | Sep 14,, 2006 | AP

Posted on 09/14/2006 3:10:57 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent

LONDON Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter criticized the British government on Thursday for quickly adopting controversial policies of the Bush administration regarding the Iraq war and the Israel-Hezbollah conflict.

"I've been really disappointed in the apparent subservience of the British government's policies related to many of the serious mistakes that have been originated in Washington," Carter said in an interview BBC-TV's news show "Nightline."

In the past, Carter said, British governments had used a "strong voice" to help shape joint U.S.-British policies as part of the long-standing special relationship between two of the world's greatest democracies.

But under Prime Minister Tony Blair, Carter said, "no matter what kind of radical or ill-advised policy that's proposed from the White House, it seems to me, that almost automatically the government of Great Britain would adopt the same policy, without exerting its influence in the Middle East peace process in the case of the Lebanese-Israeli war in the recent or past, and certainly in the ill-advised abandonment of the war against terrorism to substitute the war in Iraq."

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1 posted on 09/14/2006 3:10:58 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent
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To: wouldntbprudent

Well, goll-lee. If it's not all Jimmuh all the time.

HEY JIMMUH: STHU!!


2 posted on 09/14/2006 3:11:32 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: wouldntbprudent

How's the Pali situation doing, Jimmah? Moron.


3 posted on 09/14/2006 3:11:52 PM PDT by Gordongekko909 (Mark 5:9)
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To: wouldntbprudent
Disconnect his oxygen. It's using "extraordinary means" that he's still being quoted by anyone beyond the Weekly Reader.
4 posted on 09/14/2006 3:13:28 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: wouldntbprudent

One can only hope that Carter will do for his party, what he did for our Country.


5 posted on 09/14/2006 3:13:48 PM PDT by SmithL (Where are we going? . . . . And why are we in this handbasket????)
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To: wouldntbprudent
How can we miss you
if you won't go away?
6 posted on 09/14/2006 3:13:59 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Gordongekko909

Don't you mean "maroon"?


7 posted on 09/14/2006 3:14:12 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: wouldntbprudent
YOU ARE NOT THE PRESIDENT ANY MORE!
SHUT UP AND GO AWAY!!

8 posted on 09/14/2006 3:14:19 PM PDT by steve-b (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.)
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To: wouldntbprudent

Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself: "Lillian, you should have remained a virgin."

-- mother of the 64th president, Jimmy Carter Lillian Carter


9 posted on 09/14/2006 3:14:45 PM PDT by TimesDomain (www.timerealms.com)
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To: wouldntbprudent
Which came first, Jimmah's hatred of the US or the US's hated of Jimmah?
10 posted on 09/14/2006 3:14:50 PM PDT by msnimje (What part of-- "DEATH TO AMERICA" --do the Democrats not understand?)
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To: wouldntbprudent

a bitter, bitter man.


11 posted on 09/14/2006 3:16:44 PM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: wouldntbprudent

Carter is the most class-less former president we have ever had. Come think of it, he was the most class-less president too.


12 posted on 09/14/2006 3:16:52 PM PDT by Elpasser
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To: wouldntbprudent; Admin Moderator

No big deal, but you might wanna ax someone to change a particular word in your title to "compliant".


13 posted on 09/14/2006 3:16:58 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: wouldntbprudent

The Democrats show us over and over again that ignorance and arrogance work well together, to produce total jackasses.


14 posted on 09/14/2006 3:17:15 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: Elpasser

The little man becomes small then tini and finally microscopic.


15 posted on 09/14/2006 3:18:03 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: steve-b

This is typical of the demcrat party today....trash our allies, praise our enemies. They live in bizzaro world, and the american people are seeing it more and more each day. This will probably backfire in Britain as well. Carter is the cause of all that is going on in the mid-east. He should pay a heavy price for this kind of action, he should be shunned as a senile old man. Carter is the ultimate appeaser.


16 posted on 09/14/2006 3:18:19 PM PDT by Laverne
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To: wouldntbprudent

KILLER RABBIT ATTACKS COMMIE BASTARD





Soviet Sub to the Rescue!


17 posted on 09/14/2006 3:19:39 PM PDT by TimesDomain (www.timerealms.com)
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To: wouldntbprudent

What a patriot Jimmah is!!!!


18 posted on 09/14/2006 3:19:53 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: OKSooner

Actually, I should have used [sic] to indicate that the error was in the original title! I just cut and pasted it. Good catch, though. Thanks.


19 posted on 09/14/2006 3:23:29 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: wouldntbprudent

Dems: "Britain/Australia/etc lick Bush's boots."

...in the next breath,

"Bush has alienated our allies."


20 posted on 09/14/2006 3:25:54 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: wouldntbprudent

21 posted on 09/14/2006 3:27:17 PM PDT by groanup (fairtax.org)
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To: wouldntbprudent
I think Jimmy Carter has forgotten he is an American. He seems to think he's some kind of world citizen, way above us all.
22 posted on 09/14/2006 3:28:59 PM PDT by SHOOT THE MOON bat ("I ain't got a dime but what i got is mine. I ain't rich but Lord I'm free." George Strait)
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To: Nailbiter

ping for the photos


23 posted on 09/14/2006 3:29:26 PM PDT by IncPen (Bush Iraq Truth WMD http://freedomkeys.com/whyiraq.htm)
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To: wouldntbprudent

Can't Jimmy do us all a favor and die soon from a disease?

This guy really says and does lots of things against the interest of our soldiers, country and allies.
He emboldens terror and gave birth on his watch to the misery index and the term DEATH TO AMERICA.


24 posted on 09/14/2006 3:29:45 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: wouldntbprudent

I'm pretty sure I remember a story about Jimmah Peanut "declining" to meet a group of anti-Castro activists so as not to irritate the bearded tyrant. Compliance with tyranny, there.


25 posted on 09/14/2006 3:34:06 PM PDT by Ilky Hucktar
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To: wouldntbprudent

That was during a visit to Cuber after he thankfully left office, of course.


26 posted on 09/14/2006 3:35:41 PM PDT by Ilky Hucktar
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To: wouldntbprudent

Well his whining just never gets old does it.


27 posted on 09/14/2006 3:38:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: wouldntbprudent

And then Jimmuh's yapping here, too---

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1701627/posts


28 posted on 09/14/2006 3:39:00 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: Elpasser
Come think of it, he was the most class-less president too.

He's not the most classless president we've ever had as that title is reserved for BJ Clinton. He is, however, the most incompetent president we've ever had.

29 posted on 09/14/2006 3:41:16 PM PDT by KevinB
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To: wouldntbprudent

If anyone needed any evidence that God has a sense of humor, His allowing James Earl Carter Jr. to continue breathing oxygen and spewing his absurdities ought to be proof enough.


30 posted on 09/14/2006 3:41:43 PM PDT by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: wouldntbprudent

Would someone please tell goober that the gong show ended during his embarassing presidency, and give him the hook?


31 posted on 09/14/2006 3:42:29 PM PDT by billhilly (DU Funnies pingee # 911)
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To: wouldntbprudent
Dear Jimmy Carter,

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Sincerely,
JADB

32 posted on 09/14/2006 3:52:37 PM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Red is Right ...... Blue is Bad)
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To: Elpasser
Carter is the most class-less former president we have ever had. Come think of it, he was the most class-less president too.
I still have my vote in for Blowjob Clinton. Jimmah is real, real close! The big problem is that all RATS are so sleazy its difficult to distinguish between them.
33 posted on 09/14/2006 3:56:44 PM PDT by wjcsux (Proudly displaying my contempt for X 42.)
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To: wouldntbprudent

Will he just go away and build his houses ... he's an embarrasment to the US and himself ... he's beyond idiot ...


34 posted on 09/14/2006 3:56:48 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("The Americans on Flight 93 did more to counter terrorism than the Democrats have done in 4 years")
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To: wouldntbprudent


The highpoint of Carter's "Presidency".
35 posted on 09/14/2006 3:59:06 PM PDT by wjcsux (Proudly displaying my contempt for X 42.)
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To: wouldntbprudent

Does this man live in some Bizarro world where his failures in handling Middle East relations didn't cause him to lose the presidency in a landslide?


36 posted on 09/14/2006 4:00:28 PM PDT by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: wouldntbprudent

Well if it isn't the puddle of spit president. We haven't heard from him in what, minutes?

Jimmy, don't I hear the nursing home staff calling...

"Yeah, I was a President. Honest!" "Sure Mr. Carter, now bend over so we can give you this suppository."


37 posted on 09/14/2006 4:06:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Victory will never be achieved while defining Conservatism downward, and forsaking it's heritage.)
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How low can this creep creep?


38 posted on 09/14/2006 4:10:15 PM PDT by Hawthorn (As a little byrd once told me, I've seen a lot of white macacas in my time!)
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To: wouldntbprudent

Jimmy needs to stick to building those crack houses!


39 posted on 09/14/2006 4:22:59 PM PDT by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: TimesDomain
Carter presided over the worst economy since World War II and his meddling in foreign affairs has cost America dearly. He said North Korea's Kim Il-Sung was "vigorous and intelligent" and he likes Hugo Chavez.
40 posted on 09/14/2006 4:25:03 PM PDT by FreeRep
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To: Elpasser

How the hell did he ever graduate from the Naval Academy


41 posted on 09/14/2006 4:25:13 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: SmithL

"One can only hope that Carter will do for his party, what he did for our Country."

Beautifully said! Bravo!


42 posted on 09/14/2006 4:26:54 PM PDT by Nickname
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To: wouldntbprudent

Jimmah is just pissed that Tony Blair was able to get reelected.....


43 posted on 09/14/2006 4:28:43 PM PDT by MikefromOhio ("...America has confronted evil before, and we have defeated it...")
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To: wouldntbprudent

Carter!... PLEASE go live with Osama.


44 posted on 09/14/2006 4:35:26 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: wouldntbprudent

I guess the old saw about how only the good die young must be true, because Carter, the POS, surely has overstayed his welcome, and yet he still goes on and on and on.


45 posted on 09/14/2006 4:37:46 PM PDT by Wolfstar
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To: wouldntbprudent

Former U.S. President Carter Criticizes “Subservient” Blair

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter derided 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 behavior,” said Carter. “He is aligning himself with Bush and America when he should be joining with other Europeans to urge moderation in our dealings with those who have a different world view.”

“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 pointed out that America’s approval ratings were twice as high when he was in the White House from 1977 to 1981.

“When America suffered the 9/11 attacks, when our embassy in Iran was taken hostage, we had the sympathy of the world,” Carter added. “Bush has squandered that sympathy through his efforts to fight back. Fighting is hard and risky. You have to take action. You might not win. Sympathy is given to you. You don’t need to taken any action. You can’t lose.”

“Bush has chosen the high risk option and Blair has been a prime enabler of this risky behavior,” Carter concluded.

read more...

http://www.azconservative.org/Semmens1.htm


46 posted on 09/14/2006 4:37:54 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: wouldntbprudent

Carter - proving daily that beauty is skin deep; dumb is forever. He's pushing the limit on dumb.


47 posted on 09/14/2006 4:48:02 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Wolfstar

"Carter, the POS, surely has overstayed his welcome, and yet he still goes on and on and on."

Sort of like an Energizer Killer Bunny. :-)


48 posted on 09/14/2006 5:04:21 PM PDT by doxteve
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To: wouldntbprudent

well, well...the dementia has truly set in....


49 posted on 09/14/2006 5:05:26 PM PDT by mo
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To: wouldntbprudent

Carter is the Ayatollah's lapdog.


50 posted on 09/14/2006 5:06:48 PM PDT by Rosemont
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