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Quotes of the day – Jimmy Carter on Bush, Blair

“I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history. The overt reversal of America’s basic values as expressed by previous administrations, including those of George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon and others, has been the most disturbing to me.”
— former President Jimmy Carter on Bush in an interview with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 5/19/2007

“Abominable. Loyal. Blind. Apparently subservient. And I think 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.”
— Carter on former British prime minister Tony Blair in the same newspaper

The White House reaction:

White House spokesman Tony Fratto refused to respond yesterday, but launched a counterattack today from Crawford, Texas, explaining, “I think it’s sad that President Carter’s reckless personal criticism is out there.”

“I think it’s unfortunate,” he added. “And I think he is proving to be increasingly irrelevant with these kinds of comments.”

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