Now Carter thinks hes a Bluppet too

Ex-president blasts Blair US role

Ex-US President Jimmy Carter has said he is "disappointed" by the apparently subservient attitude of the British government towards the White House.
Mr Carter said Tony Blair was a good man, but could have used his influence with President Bush more wisely.

The 81-year-old said there had once been "a very strong voice from London in the shaping of a common policy".

His comments, to the BBC's Newsnight, come with Mr Blair under pressure over the timing of his exit from power.

Mr Blair's close relationship with the White House has caused him difficulties throughout his years at Number 10.

Earlier this week, the prime minister hit out at the "anti-American feeling" of some European politicians, describing it as "madness".

"The reality is that none of the problems that press in on us can be resolved or even contemplated without them [America]," he wrote in a pamphlet published by the Foreign Policy Centre.


But Mr Carter told Newsnight: "I have been really disappointed in the apparent subservience of the British government's policies related to many of the serious mistakes that have been originated in Washington."

Not as disappointed as we are on this side of the pond Mr. Carter.
You think he would have been bitching if he was in office and Blair was his lap dog? Me thinks not...

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