Monday, October 25, 2004

Jimmy Carter - Bush is exploiting the suffering of (/11

Jimmy Carter is not holding back on his criticism of Bush in this article from the Guardian.
Guardian Unlimited | US elections 2004 | Bush exploits suffering of 9/11, says Carter: "George Bush has exploited the suffering of September 11 and turned back decades of efforts to make the world a safer place, the former president Jimmy Carter says in an interview with the Guardian published today.
Attacking Mr Bush and Tony Blair over Iraq, Mr Carter calls the war 'a completely unjust adventure based on misleading statements'.
He also criticises Mr Bush for 'lack of effort' on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and accuses him of abandoning nuclear non-proliferation initiatives championed by five presidents."

...and he [ed. Bush] has elevated himself, in the consciousness of many Americans, to a heroic commander-in-chief, fighting a global threat against America," Mr Carter says.

"He's repeatedly played that card, and to some degree quite successfully. I think that success has dissipated. I don't know if it's dissipating fast enough to affect the election. We'll soon know."

Yep we'll soon know.

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