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“Irrelevant?”

Posted by scorpiomkm on May 20, 2007

White House hits back at Carter remarks

By BEN FELLER, Associated Press Writer Sun May 20, 3:31 PM ET

CRAWFORD, Texas – In a biting rebuke, the White House on Sunday dismissed former President Jimmy Carter as “increasingly irrelevant” after his harsh criticism of  President Bush.

Carter was quoted Saturday as saying “I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history.”

The Georgia Democrat said Bush had overseen an “overt reversal of America’s basic values” as expressed by previous administrations, including that of his own farther, former President George H.W. Bush.

“I think it’s sad that President Carter’s reckless personal criticism is out there,” White House spokesman Tony Fratto responded Sunday from Crawford, where Bush spent the weekend.

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

Carter made the comments to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in a story that appeared in the newspaper’s Saturday editions.

Carter spokeswoman Deanna Congileo confirmed his comments to The Associated Press on Saturday and declined to elaborate.

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Irrelevant‘, Fratto? Me thinks your Boss is (and hasbeen) IRRELEVANT as the so-called Leader of the Free World!

But you see, Fratto, when a former President says THESE KIND OF THINGS about another Member of the Exclusive ‘Presidents Club’ ~ then what makes Carter’s comments RELEVANT is that 100 years from now future HISTORIANS will Evaluate Carter’s remarks from the proper ‘Perspective of History & Scholorship’; and no doubt what Carter said will then appear weak compared to the way Bush will be held in HISTORY.

Why hasn’t this man (Bush) been Impeached?

Why is it the Media stills hangs on every word Bush utters, especially when his Approval Ratings have been in the Low 30s since January 07?

Bush, Cheney, Rice, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Libby, Rove, Gonzales, Ashcroft etc. have all lowered the Standard of the Executive Branch of Government; so why is what Carter stated seem so shocking or troubling? After all, wait until Future Historians get through viewing Bush thru the Clear Prism of History, baby!

Why …. what they’ll say will make what Carter said about Bush seem more ‘Mr. Rodgers-ish‘.

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One Response to ““Irrelevant?””

  1. jebuff said

    Agreed. If Carter is “increasingly irrelevant”, why is the White House responding to him?
    The denial only reveals how relevant Carter must be, at least to making Bush squirm.
    Sure, Carter made errors as President, but Bush has undoubtedly done America more harm than any single US President in history. If the country can be recovered, it’s going to go through a painful re-evaluation of what we should stand for… Pre-emptive war? Unilateral strikes against the will of the UN? Shades of torture & mistreatment of detainees? Clandestine transfer of prisoners for interrogation without any judicial oversight? An executive that grants itself un-Constitutional powers? Don’t think the rest of the world isn’t looking on with disgust, and horror, along with an increasing number of Americans who are waking up from the post-9/11 horror-show in shame.

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