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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 11:31 AM
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Carter: Anti-Bush remarks 'careless or misinterpreted'
Former President Carter called Bush administration "worst in history"
NEW: Carter says comments were "careless or misinterpreted"
NEW: Carter said he was comparing Bush foreign policy to Nixon's
White House: Carter 'proving' himself to be unimportant

ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday his remarks were "careless or misinterpreted" when he said the Bush administration has been the "worst in history" for its impact around the world.

Speaking on NBC's "Today," Carter appeared to retreat from a statement he made to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for a Saturday story in which he said: "I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history."

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He added: "I think this administration's foreign policy compared to President Nixon's was much worse," Carter said. But he said he did not mean to call it the worst in history.

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http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/05/21/carter.bush.ap/index.html

Don't back down Jimmy. You were right the first time!
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MarianJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 11:46 AM
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1. A Lesson That I'd Hoped Modern Dems Had Learned Is...
...DON'T APOLOGIZE FOR TELLING THE TRUTH!

Especially when the other side lies so brazenly!
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ellacott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 11:48 AM
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2. I was disappointed that he backtracked on his statement. n/t
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 12:04 PM
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3. Me too, and I think this is the second time the WH backed him down on a statement.
The pubs can spin and whine until they make god look like he's wrong. People have to learn, say it and stick with it. It's the only way to back them off.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 12:15 PM
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4. Me three. remarks should stand - the truth
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sheerjoy Donating Member (369 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 12:45 PM
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6. He had the perfect opportunity
to lay it in to Bush for ALL of us.... I was so disappointed.
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holboz Donating Member (641 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 12:42 PM
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5. Why do people apologize when they tell the truth??
Come on, Jimmy. You meant what you said and I think you'll find most people agree with you!
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stirlingsliver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 12:45 PM
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7. President Carter: You Were CORRECT. Do NOT Back Down!
Dear President Carter,

You were absolutely, positively 110% CORRECT when you said that the current mis-administration has had the WORST foreign policy EVER!!

Please -- PLEASE -- do NOT back down!
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 01:10 PM
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8. kind of a funny apology
They suck, but not as bad as I said.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 01:22 PM
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9. Carter has been a consistent thorn in Bush's behind and so I'll give him some slack
he's been much more consistent in his criticism of the war and Bush overall than, say, Bill Clinton.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 03:18 PM
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10. So who was worse, Jimmy?
Think about it and get back to us!

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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-21-07 03:19 PM
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11. fuck the media for jumping all over Carter. For well over a year now,
supporting Bush is the "radical" and "extreme" opinion. Its the Bush SUPPORTERS that are out of touch.

They should be made to apologize for sticking with Bush
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