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Jimmy Carter takes president to task
Houston Chronicle ^ | April 9, 2004, 12:22PM | JAMES PINKERTON

Posted on 04/09/2004 11:00:11 AM PDT by SolutionsOnly

BROWNSVILLE -- Former President Carter on Thursday called the Bush administration's decision to wage war against Iraq "ill-advised and unnecessary," adding the resulting campaign "has turned out to be a tragedy."

The former Democratic president also said Bush's environmental policies are perhaps the worst in the nation's history.

Carter made the comments at the Rio R.V. Park after wrapping up a four-day birding trip with his wife, Rosalynn, in the lower Rio Grande Valley.

"President Bush's war was ill-advised and unnecessary and based on erroneous statements, and has turned out to be a tragedy," Carter said. "And my prayer has been that brave young American men and women, and others who are there, that their lives will be spared and there will be some peaceful resolution of the war."

Carter, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, also blamed what he called Bush's pro-Israel policies for engendering animosity against America.

"The prime source of animosity towards the United States is the lack of progress in dealing with the Palestinian issue," Carter said, adding that past U.S. administrations since Harry Truman's have maintained a "balanced position" in dealing with the rights of the Arab population within the Jewish nation.

"The present administration has not done so at all. We have been exclusively committed to the policies of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Israel, and have made no effort to try to have a balanced negotiating position between Israel and the Palestinians," Carter said.

Carter, who brokered the historic 1978 Camp David accords that led to peace between Israel and Egypt, noted that President George H.W. Bush threatened to halt foreign aid when Israel began building settlements in Palestinian territory.

"In the meantime, of course, the Israelis have established hundreds of settlements all over Palestinian land with no critical comment ever coming from the present Bush administration," Carter said.

Carter, who placed 103 million acres of Alaskan land under federal protection during his term, also took the current White House to task on the environment.

"This national administration is the worst for conservation in my lifetime, maybe in history," said Carter, whose family has farmed in Georgia since 1833. "In all the basic elements of preserving the purity of parks and wildlife lands, controlling the industries that are inclined to pollute ... the decimation of forest lands."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: carter; iraq; jimmycarter
The fact the the United States survived Jimmy Carter is testimony that there is a very merciful God watching over us.
1 posted on 04/09/2004 11:00:17 AM PDT by SolutionsOnly
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To: SolutionsOnly
Jimmy Carter takes president to task

Too bad Jimmy Carter couldn't do the task of a President.

2 posted on 04/09/2004 11:02:18 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: SolutionsOnly

3 posted on 04/09/2004 11:11:28 AM PDT by binger
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Yehuda; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; ...
If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

"The prime source of animosity towards the United States is the lack of progress in dealing with the Palestinian issue,"

You've said that before, Jimmy, just a part of your final solution

................

Jimmy Carter, on Israel and the Jews

1979: "I have never met an Arab leader that in private professed a desire for an independent Palestinian state. Publicly, they all espouse an independent Palestinian state -- almost all of them -- because that is what they committed themselves to do at Rabat (the 1974 Arab League summit conference)."
--President Jimmy Carter
a 1979 press conference

Early 1980: …at a March 1980 meeting with his senior political advisers, angrily snapped, "If I get back in, I`m going to f--- the Jews."
Jimmy Carter, March 1980

Late 1980: Cyrus Vance…confirmed to then-New York mayor Ed Koch that Carter, if reelected, would "sell out" the Jews
Jimmy Carter shortly before the 1980 election

2003: …had I been elected to a second term, with the prestige and authority and influence and reputation I had in the region, we could have moved to a final solution
Jimmy Carter, 12-1-2003

...................................

"We take the world like you find it; and Israel is a small state with a small population. It's a democracy and it exists in a neighborhood that in many - over a period of time has opined from time to time that they'd prefer it not be there and they'd like it to be put in the sea. And Israel has opined that it would prefer not to get put in the sea, and as a result, over a period of decades, it has arranged itself so it hasn't been put in the sea."

Donald Rumsfeld

4 posted on 04/09/2004 11:13:17 AM PDT by SJackson (America...thru dissent and protest lost the ability to mobilize a will to win, Col Bui Tin, PAVN)
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To: binger
Do you think that Jimmu's father did very bad things to him when he was young, or that his mother drank to much when she was pregnant with him?
5 posted on 04/09/2004 11:13:43 AM PDT by joltinjoe
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To: SolutionsOnly
Some folks just like to hear themselves bluster. Carter is one of these self important people. If he didn't have the name recognition, his opinions wouldn't matter to a piss ant.
6 posted on 04/09/2004 11:14:05 AM PDT by rj45mis
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To: SolutionsOnly
"The present administration has not done so at all. We have been exclusively committed to the policies of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Israel, and have made no effort to try to have a balanced negotiating position between Israel and the Palestinians," Carter said.

Clinton wanted to make Israel/Palestine peace his legacy so bad that he dropped his shorts repeatedly for Yassir Arafat, yet Arafat still nixed every single land for peace deal offered to him.

If Carter's boy Clinton couldn't get the job done, then who is he to criticize Bush?

7 posted on 04/09/2004 11:14:27 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: SJackson
Rumsfeld sure has a way with words.

I have immense respect for the man.

I hope he is SecDef for another 5 years.
8 posted on 04/09/2004 11:16:05 AM PDT by adam_az (Call your state Republican party office and VOLUNTEER FOR A CAMPAIGN!!!)
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To: SolutionsOnly
Carter made the comments at the Rio R.V. Park...

...his new home?

9 posted on 04/09/2004 11:18:22 AM PDT by RichInOC (Jimmy Carter drove me to become a conservative Republican...and I never got the chance to thank him.)
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National Lampoon

Billy Carter has announced an all-out campaign to embarrass his brother Jimmy. Thus far, Billy's efforts have included displays of loud, argumentative drunkenness, public urination, anti-Semetic pronouncements and questionable meetings with Libyan officials.

However, since the president has repeatedly ignored his younger brother, saying, "the president has no control over the opinions and actions of any American citizen," Billy has vowed to redouble is efforts.

He now reportedly plans to get drunk and drag a half-naked black woman through LaGuardia Airport shouting, "I'm sending this boogie back to Africa for giving bad head!" Should this attempt fail, Billy plans to murder some nurses.

10 posted on 04/09/2004 11:21:30 AM PDT by SJackson (America...thru dissent and protest lost the ability to mobilize a will to win, Col Bui Tin, PAVN)
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To: SolutionsOnly
Jimmy Carter is one of the leaders of the Blame America First club.

"We sent Marines into Lebanon and you only have to go to Lebanon, to Syria or to Jordan to witness first-hand the intense hatred among many people for the United States because we bombed and shelled and unmercifully killed totally innocent villagers -- women and children and farmers and housewives -- in those villages around Beirut. ... As a result of that ... we became kind of a Satan in the minds of those who are deeply resentful. That is what precipitated the taking of our hostages and that is what has precipitated some of the terrorist attacks." (Jimmy Carter, William Blum, American Empire for Dummies, 10/21/02)

11 posted on 04/09/2004 11:22:08 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: SolutionsOnly

An RV Park? Nice gig, Jimmy!

12 posted on 04/09/2004 11:22:44 AM PDT by inkling
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To: SolutionsOnly
Jimmy Carter is tragedy.
13 posted on 04/09/2004 11:23:24 AM PDT by hillaryisalesbo (Vote Democrat, It's Easier than Getting A Job.)
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To: SolutionsOnly
So Jimmy Carter pontificates again.

Get away, fly.
14 posted on 04/09/2004 11:23:49 AM PDT by mrs. a
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To: Yo-Yo
Jimmuh is a brain dead old "never was"...he doesn't even deserve the title of "has been".

If his ego would go on vacation and he would honestly reflect on his failed term of office, he would either shoot himself or go to the beach and "lust" himself to death. (klintoon could give him pointers in this area)

15 posted on 04/09/2004 11:28:39 AM PDT by cajun-jack
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To: SolutionsOnly
Not exactly Mr. Successful in this (or any significant) arena, is he? Who the hell listens to Jimmy Carter?
16 posted on 04/09/2004 11:30:47 AM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet ("Lashing out" at Democrats since 1990.)
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To: SolutionsOnly
I was born and raised in Chicago and my father was a union organizer and as such was a Democrat because it was all I knew. I made the serious mistake of voting for this jerk in the 1976 election and have regretted it ever since. What a loser!
17 posted on 04/09/2004 11:34:02 AM PDT by WHBates
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To: SolutionsOnly
Former President Carter on Thursday called the Bush administration's decision to wage war against Iraq "ill-advised and unnecessary," adding the resulting campaign "has turned out to be a tragedy."

Jimmy Cahter giving advice is like i42 trying to tell the truth. Each word is worthless.

5.56mm

18 posted on 04/09/2004 11:35:13 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: SolutionsOnly
Thanks so much, Jimmy. If this war can be blamed on anyone in particular, it would be YOU.
20 posted on 04/09/2004 11:46:31 AM PDT by SarahW
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To: SolutionsOnly
Carter made the comments at the Rio R.V. Park after wrapping up a four-day birding trip with his wife, Rosalynn, in the lower Rio Grande Valley.

The other day, someone posted a story about a woman who has a forty-pound cat. At the end of the article, it stated that the Guiness Book of World Records no longer has that as a record category. That's because you will not find a bigger pussy in the world, than Jimmah Carter.

21 posted on 04/09/2004 11:47:43 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: SolutionsOnly


"That rabbit is dynamite!"
22 posted on 04/09/2004 11:52:13 AM PDT by motzman (Kerry: His slogan is a slogan about the inadequacy of slogans.)
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To: binger
"ill-advised and unnecessary," Hey I thought were O'Reilly's talking points. Thats what I heard him say.
You can say almost all wars are "ill-advised and unnecessary," But why does he pick this one?
23 posted on 04/09/2004 11:56:22 AM PDT by Brimack34
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To: SolutionsOnly
ROFL! The same Jimmuh Cartuh that gave us Iran and Afghanistan in the 70s and was helpless in the face of Soviet expansionism. He wants us to give up and run away from radical Islam. After all we musn't make them mad. Can you believe this guy was ever President? Like President Reagan used to say, "there he goes again."
24 posted on 04/09/2004 11:59:31 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
Jimmy Carter feels the need, yet again, to remind us why Ronald Reagan beat him in a landslide.

Thanks Jimmy.
25 posted on 04/09/2004 12:01:18 PM PDT by Patrick1
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To: SJackson
How about that mofunker on Israel? Damn rotter!
26 posted on 04/09/2004 12:02:36 PM PDT by dennisw (“We'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American way.” - Toby Keith)
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To: SJackson
…had I been elected to a second term, with the prestige and authority and influence and reputation I had in the region

ROFLMAO. What a dweeb.

27 posted on 04/09/2004 12:02:47 PM PDT by Howlin ("NO OVERRIDING EXTERNAL THREATS" -Bill Clinton, 12/2000)
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To: SolutionsOnly
Come on, Roslyn....put your "soul-mate" in an assisted living facility already.

28 posted on 04/09/2004 12:09:02 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Right_in_Virginia
Or feed the silly bastard some rancid peanuts...

Jeeeze, don't these lunatic democrats every STFU???

Semper Fi
29 posted on 04/09/2004 12:46:00 PM PDT by river rat (You may turn the other cheek -- but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: SJackson
The prime source of animosity towards the United States is the lack of progress in dealing with the Palestinian issue, Buchanan said, adding that past U.S. administrations since Harry Truman's have maintained a "balanced position" in dealing with the rights of the Arab population within the Jewish nation.

I slightly edited a passage -- strange bedfellows, and all that.

30 posted on 04/09/2004 12:48:37 PM PDT by mrustow
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To: SolutionsOnly
My husband, mike1sg, blames this current uprising in Iraq on Ted *the Swimmer* Kennedy...he considers him a traitor to the US, wait til I forward this article to him....Kennedy and Carter have under-minded our US troops and has brought harm to them.....God protect our troops.
31 posted on 04/09/2004 12:53:31 PM PDT by mystery-ak (Illinois Freepers....become a monthly donor, let's show them there are Republicans in this state!)
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To: mystery-ak
Yes, The Democrats do make life easy for the Al Jezeera editors, don't they?
32 posted on 04/09/2004 12:55:14 PM PDT by SolutionsOnly
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To: SolutionsOnly
Amen! Jimmy really should spend more time brushing his teeth. That large task would keep him too busy to meddle so much.

vaudine
33 posted on 04/09/2004 1:05:19 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
Who the hell listens to Jimmy Carter?

1. Assorted dicators and thugs around the world.
2. Assorted misfits and leftists in America.
3. The Nobel Prize Committee.

34 posted on 04/09/2004 1:14:22 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: river rat
Jeeeze, don't these lunatic democrats every STFU???

I think their contract with Satan requires them to keep speaking...even if brain dead.

35 posted on 04/09/2004 1:18:33 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: SolutionsOnly
Bush must be doing something right if Carter is criticizing him.

Carter was a total disaster as president.

36 posted on 04/09/2004 3:39:11 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: SolutionsOnly
the resulting campaign "has turned out to be a tragedy"

Here's your Tragedy, Jimmy

37 posted on 04/09/2004 4:11:12 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (General - Alien Army of the Right (AAOTR))
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To: SolutionsOnly
THE CARTER PRESIDENCY IN A NUTSHELL:

Long gas lines
Appeasing Mideast dictators
Energy policy: Wear a sweater, America
Malaise
Killer Rabbit
Billy Beer
Stagflation

38 posted on 04/09/2004 4:15:12 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (EEE)
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To: Puppage
He has never been the same since he was sexually molested by that crazed rabbit. :~!)
39 posted on 04/09/2004 4:17:01 PM PDT by verity (A Vote for Kerry is a vote for National Suicide!)
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To: SolutionsOnly
"The fact the the United States survived Jimmy Carter is testimony that there is a very merciful God watching over us."

And the fact that we have George W. Bush and Co. as our President and Administration shows God's bountiful love for us!

Happy Easter All - open a door for someone this weekend - wish a good thing to happen to someone you encounter while on your busy path - spread God's word of being loving and kind to your neighbor!

NordP

40 posted on 04/09/2004 4:21:56 PM PDT by NordP (While our nation is at war w/ worldwide terrorism, the democrat party is at war w/ the President.)
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To: Paul Atreides
This should be an object lesson as to who is elected prez. I remember those years... 18% mortgages... ARMs, entire neighborhoods for sale at the three year mark... when the ARMs expired...

The guy was a Navy nuc-u-ler engineer for crying-out-loud! And couldn't pronounce nuclear?

We require compentency tests of HS students, but not for presidential candidants?

41 posted on 04/10/2004 8:43:48 PM PDT by banjo joe
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To: banjo joe
candidants = candidates. dates... dates. My sincere apologies.

42 posted on 04/10/2004 8:48:52 PM PDT by banjo joe
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