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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Politics - Jimmy Carter Shows Spine

I don't care how you felt about Carter when he was president. This report from Raw Story shows clearly that Carter has more spine than all the Democrats in Congress put together:
Asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer if, by Carter's definition of the word, the United States had used torture during the Bush administration, the Nobel Peace Prize winner was adamant:

"I don't think it, I know it," he said. "Certainly."

Pressed by Blitzer on whether that meant that President Bush was lying, Carter was equally clear.

"The president is self-defning what we have done and authorized in the torture of prisoners," said Carter."Yes."

[...]

Carter was equally outspoken in a Wednesday interview with the BBC, calling Vice President Dick Cheney a "disaster," according to Reuters.

"He's a militant who avoided any service of his own in the military," he said of Cheney, adding that the vice president "has been most forceful in the last 10 years or more in fulfilling some of his more ancient commitments that the United States has a right to inject its power through military means in other parts of the world."
Am I wrong, or is that the first time anybody has mentioned out loud that that putrid, pathetic, pantswetting chickenhawk Cheney is responsible for the military and civilian bloodbath in Iraq?

On the other hand, in all fairness to the cowards in Congress, Carter's not running for any kind of office, so he's free to play elder statesman and say whatever he wants. It's not like it will ruin his career prospects at this point. (Why am I defending those spooge-sponges? Shrieking Shiva!)

Raw Story has the video.

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