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patfromlogan
16th October 07, 11:40 PM
Somehow this has been ignored in the US. This is a link from Reuters, for Christ's sake. And I got it from a Rainbow Family forum - talk about mainstream! I guess that 's what you get in the land of the free and the home of the brave where NBC is owned by arms dealers.
http://www.reuters.com/article/wtMostRead/idUSN1026419120071010

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday denounced Vice President Dick Cheney as a "disaster" for the country and a "militant" who has had an excessive influence in setting foreign policy.

Cheney has been on the wrong side of the debate on many issues, including an internal White House discussion over Syria in which the vice president is thought to be pushing a tough approach, Carter said.

"He's a militant who avoided any service of his own in the military and he has been most forceful in the last 10 years or more in fulfilling some of his more ancient commitments that the United States has a right to inject its power through military means in other parts of the world," Carter told the BBC World News America in an interview to air later on Wednesday........"

WarPhalange
16th October 07, 11:46 PM
Who the fuck cares. A GOOD 60% of the American population say so and it's nothing. Jimmy fucking Carter says it, and it's news?

Steve
16th October 07, 11:46 PM
Yeah, if only Carter was a substantial president.

Then maybe people would care.

billy sol hurok
17th October 07, 05:42 AM
Jeez Pat, where ya been?

That cracker asshole has been all over the media on his latest book tour, getting plenty of airtime. I've seen him no less than three times in the past week -- and I'm not trying, believe you me.

It led to the following priceless colloquy (from memory):

Blitzer (I think): So, looking back at the Iranian hostage crisis, what would you have done differently?

Carter: I'd have sent ONE MORE HELICOPTER, then we could have freed the hostages. Then I might have been reelected.


I shit you not.

Shawarma
17th October 07, 08:49 AM
Carter sounds like a really nice guy. Far too nice to be in politics at that level.

TM
18th October 07, 12:41 PM
Pretty much. He was hamstrung by a republican congress and senate and death threats against his family.
Don't you just love family values?

billy sol hurok
18th October 07, 06:50 PM
Don't you just love family values?
Oh sure. (http://www.sondrak.com/archive/skpics/jimmy%20and%20billy%20carter.jpg)

http://www.sondrak.com/archive/skpics/jimmy%20and%20billy%20carter.jpg

WarPhalange
18th October 07, 09:23 PM
His brother looks like a moron.