Monday, May 21, 2007

Warring Words

Former US President Jimmy Carter, a Nobel Peace Prize winner has lambasted George W. Bush's presidency as "the worst in history" in international relations, taking aim at the White House’s policy of pre-emptive war and its Middle East diplomacy.

In an interview with the BBC Radio, He also denounced British Prime Minister Tony Blair's blind loyalty to Mr Bush.

Carter's stinging rebuke to President Bush which some presidential historians have described as unprecedented, was given in an interview to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

In some equally strong words and blunt language, Carter accused the outgoing prime minister of Great Britain as being subservient to the United States president.

Carter also blasted the White House's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, which helps religious charities receive billions in federal grants.

"As a traditional Baptist, I've always believed in separation of church and state and honored that premise when I was president, and so have all other presidents, I might say, except this one," he said.

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