NBC’s Today Show has a history of being nice to seniors, wishing them Happy Birthday’s etc. That’s why I was taken a little aback by their new segment introduced today called, “Making Slobbering old fools look more foolish.” The feature presented today showed former President Jimmy Carter who was tripping all over he underwear trying to back away from his statement calling President Bush the worst foreign policy President in history. Carter was so confused that he didn’t know whether to blame the press for misinterpreting his remarks, or himself for making a careless remark. Same old Jimmeh never wanting to take a stand—unless it is critical of the Jeeewz.
Carter: Remarks about Bush were `perhaps careless or misinterpreted’ ATLANTA – Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday his remarks that appeared to be critical of the Bush administration were “perhaps careless or misinterpreted” and said he was not talking personally about President Bush.
Carter told NBC’s “Today Show” that he had confined his remarks to the war in Iraq and what he called the lack of peace efforts between Israel and the Palestinians.
Carter was quoted in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Saturday’s editions 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 Democrat said Bush had overseen an “overt reversal of America’s basic values” as expressed by previous administrations, including that of his own father, former President George H.W. Bush.
The White House dismissed Carter Sunday as “increasingly irrelevant” after his harsh criticism of President George W. Bush.
But Carter said Monday he was responding to a question comparing this administration’s foreign policy with that of Richard Nixon. He says Nixon had what Carter calls a “good and productive foreign policy.”
Asked about the White House’s comments about relevancy, Carter said “I don’t claim to have any relevancy. I have a completely unofficial capacity. The only thing I lead is the Carter Center.”
But Carter went on to say that he always writes a report when he visits other countries, including monitoring Palestinian elections, and always shares it with whichever president is in office, adding, “I have not been timid about sharing my opinion with those leaders, but obviously I don’t have any authority.”