Carter Backpedals On Bush Attacks… Says "It Wasn't Personal" Update: He Lied
UPDATE: Carter Lied.
Jimmy Carter backed off his outrageous attacks against the Bush Administration. Carter said the Bush administration’s foreign policy “has been the worst in history” in his Arkansas Democrat-Gazette interview this weekend. Carter spokeswoman Deanna Congileo confirmed his comments to The Associated Press on Saturday.
Giving peanut farmers a bad name…
As far as foreign policy goes… Democratic President Jimmy Carter watched communists take over: Ethiopia, South Yemen (located at the mouth of the Red Sea where they could block Mideast oil shipments and access to the Suez Canal), Afghanistan, Angola, Cambodia, Mozambique, Grenada and Nicaragua- all on his watch… not to mention the Iran hostage debacle.
Former President Jimmy Carter is backing off his remark this weekend that the Bush administration’s foreign policy “has been the worst in history,” telling TODAY during an exclusive interview Monday that his comment was “careless” and widely misinterpreted.
Carter’s remarks to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Saturday were in response to a question about the foreign policy of President Richard Nixon, Carter, the 82-year-old former peanut farmer from Georgia, told TODAY host Meredith Vieira.
“I think Richard Nixon had a very good and productive foreign policy. My remarks were maybe careless or misinterpreted, but I wasn’t comparing the overall administration, and I certainly was not talking personally about any president,” said Carter.
“Are you saying now that you believe now that [your remarks] were careless or reckless?” Vieira asked.
“Well, I think they were, yes, because they were interpreted as comparing [Bush’s] whole administration to all other administrations,” Carter said. “What I was actually doing was responding to a question about foreign policy between Richard Nixon and this administration. I think this administration’s foreign policy compared to President Nixon’s was much worse.”
“But not the worst in U.S. history?” Vieira interjected.
“That’s not what I wanted to say,” Carter said.
Grouchy Old Cripple has a few words for Jimmah.