Saturday, May 19, 2007

Thankfully, Jimmy Carter is no longer President

As reported on Breitbart, Jimmy Carter had this to say about outgoing Prime Minister Blair:

"Former US president Jimmy Carter on Saturday attacked outgoing Prime Minister Tony Blair for his "blind" support of the Iraq war, describing it as a "major tragedy for the world". In an interview with BBC radio, Carter was asked how he would describe Blair's attitude to US President George W. Bush. He replied: "Abominable. Loyal, blind, apparently subservient. "I think that 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."

I gave up on Jimmy Carter a long time ago. A very smart man, but not enough appreciation for what Libertarians believe in -- the amazing power of free individuals to organize a decentralized but efficient society. I started really turning against Carter after he sat next to Michael Moore at the Democratric National Convention in Boston. And now comes this latest broadside. Has the man no decency? Does he really think that Tony Blair is subservient to Bush? I can't believe that liberals are willing to give Bush such a complement -- that he somehow manages to get a person of Blair's intelligence and demeanor to be subservient. there an alternate theory out there that would explain Blair's behavior? Such as, he is doing what he believes to be right and best for his country?

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