With Honesty Aforethought
May 23, 2007

I don't do the political type posts too, too often. Partly because I don't want to deal with the conflict any political post invariably brings up ... and yet, I also don't want to be one of the close-minded folks who shut down comments ... or worse, refuse to listen to the other side at all and simply berate them.

But sometimes, something happens that I just have to throw in my two cents.

In this case, it's to cheer on Jimmy Carter. First, Mr. Carter talked about the war in Iraq ... as he has since before it began ... and stated that he was disappointed in Britain's apparently subservient role. (BBC article)

After staying remarkably restrained for this administration ... remarkably and admirably, I might add ... "The White House has dismissed former US President Jimmy Carter as "increasingly irrelevant", following his sharp criticism of President George W Bush." (BBC article)

And while I can understand the current Bush administration wanting to address Mr. Carter's comments in some way, I personally think this only underscores the depth of the "spoiled brat, schoolyard bully" mentality demonstrated so sadly by The Shrub. Particularly when Mr. Carter says things like: ""The overt reversal of America's basic values as expressed by previous administrations, including (those of) George HW Bush and Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon and others, has been the most disturbing to me."

Mr. Carter is not engaging in that apparently favourite American pastime of "Hey, let's bash the opposite party mindlessly and thoughtlessly" ... instead, Mr. Carter is thoughtfully and deliberately expressing his opinions. And all the Bush administration can do is attack him personally.

Well, to be honest, what other choice do they have? Mr. Carter knows the previous administrations of all flavours ... and rarely in the history of the government of the U.S. has there been this kind of thoughtless action, self-centered righteousness and sheer schoolboy bravado refusing to listen to those who actually pay attention to the world around them who attempt to guide and help.

Even Nixon, our one impeachment, owned his decisions, owned his responsibilities.

This administration rails against flip-flop-ism ... and yet changes the rules every time something goes wrong ... all whilst calling those who disagree with them "big mean poopy heads."

So ... Mr. Carter, sir, I salute you. I salute you for saying that which needs to be said. You are not increasingly irrelevant. You are increasingly that voice of conscience which no small boy who has shattered mummy's vase wants to listen to ... particularly not as he makes it look like his friends had convinced him the vase was actually in another room and never in danger at all.

Posted by Red Monkey at May 23, 2007 12:47 AM | Never Underestimate the Power of Human Stupidity | | StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble |

Sing it Endy!....easpecially the big mean poopy heads...lol

May 23, 2007 9:33 PM
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