Skip to comments.Carter criticizes Blair's government as too complaint with U.S. policies
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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Well, goll-lee. If it's not all Jimmuh all the time.
HEY JIMMUH: STHU!!
How's the Pali situation doing, Jimmah? Moron.
One can only hope that Carter will do for his party, what he did for our Country.
Don't you mean "maroon"?
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
a bitter, bitter man.
Carter is the most class-less former president we have ever had. Come think of it, he was the most class-less president too.
No big deal, but you might wanna ax someone to change a particular word in your title to "compliant".
The Democrats show us over and over again that ignorance and arrogance work well together, to produce total jackasses.
The little man becomes small then tini and finally microscopic.
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.
What a patriot Jimmah is!!!!
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.
Dems: "Britain/Australia/etc lick Bush's boots."
...in the next breath,
"Bush has alienated our allies."
ping for the photos
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.
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.
That was during a visit to Cuber after he thankfully left office, of course.
Well his whining just never gets old does it.
And then Jimmuh's yapping here, 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.
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.
Would someone please tell goober that the gong show ended during his embarassing presidency, and give him the hook?
Will he just go away and build his houses ... he's an embarrasment to the US and himself ... he's beyond idiot ...
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?
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."
How low can this creep creep?
Jimmy needs to stick to building those crack houses!
How the hell did he ever graduate from the Naval Academy
"One can only hope that Carter will do for his party, what he did for our Country."
Beautifully said! Bravo!
Jimmah is just pissed that Tony Blair was able to get reelected.....
Carter!... PLEASE go live with Osama.
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.
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 Blairs 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 Americas 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 dont need to taken any action. You cant lose.
Bush has chosen the high risk option and Blair has been a prime enabler of this risky behavior, Carter concluded.
Carter - proving daily that beauty is skin deep; dumb is forever. He's pushing the limit on dumb.
"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. :-)
well, well...the dementia has truly set in....
Carter is the Ayatollah's lapdog.