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Like I've said through the years, I disagreed with some of his decisions, primarily the wars, but I do believe he is a good and decent man. For that, he deserves credit and respect imo.
Yeah, Jimmy Carter is not often afforded the same...
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Yeah, Jimmy Carter is not often afforded the same...
Personally, I had a bit of a problem with Carter's lack of action on getting our Iran hostages out, so he's a good man, but he was weak on foreign affairs imo. To me, that is paramount in the making of an effective president.
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Personally, I had a bit of a problem with Carter's lack of action on getting our Iran hostages out, so he's a good man, but he was weak on foreign affairs imo. To me, that is paramount in the making of an effective president.
Well, as Presidents go, I'm willing to concede that Carter was perhaps one of the worst in modern times. However the Presidency has nothing to do with the man holding the position being a "good man".

We can argue that some of our "better" (using general popularity) Presidents were not great men. FDR was reliant on the booze and cheated on his wife. Kennedy was a pill popper who cheated on his wife. Johnson would sell ice to Eskimos. Nixon was a liar and a cheat. That has little impact on their ability to do the job of President.

Napoleon had a quote about greatness... Something about it takes greatness to become a leader and pettyness to keep being a leader and rarely does such a man posess both...
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Well, as Presidents go, I'm willing to concede that Carter was perhaps one of the worst in modern times. However the Presidency has nothing to do with the man holding the position being a "good man".
You're right, but it sounded like your post was a response to mine, in which I stated I believe Bush is a good man and deserves credit and respect. With Carter, I believe he is also a good and decent man, but he was weak in so many areas that I find it difficult to really look on his presidency with any kind of favor. I was really just commenting personally on what I think about Bush.
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Like him, hate him, agree with him or not, you can't claim that Bush is a man without integrity.
I can.
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Personally, I had a bit of a problem with Carter's lack of action on getting our Iran hostages out, so he's a good man, but he was weak on foreign affairs imo. To me, that is paramount in the making of an effective president.
Carter couldn't get the hostages out, because Reagan was talking to the Iranian's behind Carter's back and cut a deal with them not to release the hostages until he took office.
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This is the part of the interview that surprized me about Bush.

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I haven't seen it yet but the few short lead ups I have seen made me understand why many of the decisions were made and gave a good insight of the WH at that era..

I gained some much needed respect for the man who was displayed as a dummy so much of the time. Like Billo has posted..

I saw a up and coming ad for Jesse Ventures Conspiracy Theories show that places little whats his name? Come on think... Awww Reagan's VP as invoved in the attempted assassination.

If any is interested.
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I will say that the man is more candid than many expected and certainly more candid than required, but his willingness to shed light on the decisions he made is refreshing. Many former Presidents spend a great deal of time trying to highlight their wins, but Bush doesn't shy away from his "losses".

Like him, hate him, agree with him or not, you can't claim that Bush is a man without integrity.
He takes responsibility for his decisions. We don't get many politicians who are willing to do that.
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