Friday, November 04, 2005

Jimmy Carter on Bush

USAToday reported today on comments by former President Jimmy Carter about George W. Bush. Former presidents usually avoid direct criticism of sitting presidents, but I guess Carter just couldn't hold his tongue any longer. From the story:

Carter acknowledged that both he and Bush proclaim their Christian faith as part of their governing philosophy, but the similarity ends there.

"I don't have any doubt that he is very sincere about his Christian faith," Carter said of Bush. "There are some differences in interpretation. ... I have a commitment to worship the Prince of Peace, not the prince of pre-emptive war. I believe that Christ taught us to give special attention to the plight of the poor."

Bush, he said, "has committed himself to extol the advantages of the rich."

Ouch.

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