Let the Carter Bashing Begin

Get ready for Bushco and the zealots that do its bidding to go balistic over Jimmy Carter’s comments. And since they have beat MoveOn.org’s Petraeus ad into the ground they’ll be looking for a new distraction. It looks like Carter will be a leading contender for the bashing. The administration certainly can’t have the public believing Iran is not a threat.

CARTER: IRAN NO THREAT TO ISRAEL NOW: Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that it was almost inconceivable that Iran would “commit suicide” by launching missiles at Israel. Speaking at Emory University, Carter, who brokered the 1979 Camp David peace accord between Israel and Egypt, said Israel’s superior military power and distance from Iran likely are enough to discourage an actual attack.

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And the Iraq Fiasco Drags On…

Robert Burns, at the Guardian Unlimited, reports:

In another sign of U.S. struggles in Iraq, the target date for putting Iraqi authorities in charge of security in all 18 provinces has slipped yet again, to at least July.

The delay, noted in a Pentagon report to Congress on progress and problems in Iraq, highlights the difficulties in developing Iraqi police forces and the slow pace of economic and political progress in some areas.

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Bush Suggests Saddam Killed Mandela.. Huh?

via ThinkProgress:

Bush inartfully suggests Saddam killed Mandela.

In a press conference this morning, President Bush tried to assert that Saddam’s brutal rule over Iraq wiped the country clean of potential democratic reformers — individuals who may have possessed leadership skills like former South African President Nelson Mandela. In doing so, Bush inartfully suggested Saddam killed Mandela:

I thought an interesting comment was made — somebody said to me, I heard somebody say, “Now, where’s Mandela?” Well, Mandela’s dead because Saddam Hussein killed all the Mandelas.

For the record, Nelson Mandela is still alive while Saddam Hussein is dead.
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ThinkProgress has video of the speech by Bush.

Bush Calls for Expansion of Spy Law

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via: Associated Press

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — President Bush said Wednesday he wants Congress to expand and make permanent a law that temporarily gives the government more power to eavesdrop without warrants on suspected foreign terrorists.

Without such action, Bush said, “our national security professionals will lose critical tools they need to protect our country.”
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