Carter Criticizes Domestic Spying Und...

Carter Criticizes Domestic Spying Under Obama

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“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#1 Mar 23, 2014
Does Carter want to move out of last place?

Published March 23, 2014

Former President Jimmy Carter on Sunday criticized the Obama administration’s surveillance efforts, saying the country’s uses of drones has been “abused” and that he communicates by mail with foreign leaders for fear his electronic correspondences are being watched.

“I have felt that my own communications are probably monitored,” the former Democratic president told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”“And when I want to communicate with a foreign leader privately, I type or write the letter myself, put it in the post office and mail it, because I believe if I send an email, it will be monitored.”

Carter has dealt with a situation similar to the one Obama faces with Russia taking over the Crimea region of Ukraine.

In 1980, he boycotted the Summer Olympics in Moscow after Russia invaded Afghanistan. However, Obama, unlike other U.S. presidents, has never consulted with him or his foundation, Carter said.

The former president said he thinks the reason is that he and Obama have differing points of view on the Israel-Palestinian situation.

“I can understand this is a sensitive issue,” Carter said.“I can live with it.”

Carter also said the National Security Agency’s collecting data on Americans’ phone calls and Internet use and the United States’ use of drones has become “extremely liberalized and I think abused by our own intelligence agencies.”
Neutral Party

Prospect, KY

#2 Mar 23, 2014
You know it is very bad for Oblamo when the former worst POTUS criticizes his actions.

But Carter is right. Use of this data, the way it is captured and the fact that it actions were withheld from the American public's knowledge is similar to the very country that is challenging Oblamo's policies.
That would be the USSR.

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#3 Mar 23, 2014
Carter's claws are showing.
He's also nuts!
They cannot kill a Spook

Taylor, MI

#4 Mar 23, 2014
BizzyBee wrote:
Carter's claws are showing.
He's also nuts!
Crazy or not he is correct about the queer muslim fisting in the White House.

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#5 Mar 24, 2014
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
<quoted text>
Crazy or not he is correct about the queer muslim fisting in the White House.
I guess people had such high expectations and he has disappointed the masses.
Even though he probably believes in diplomatic "talks" a president needs to show some passion and belt out some threats, where's needed. He's too complacent.
Who knows, maybe next time we'll get a real tyrant!

Columbus, OH

#6 Mar 24, 2014
YEs, as long as he makes a perceived "negative" comment about Obama - you're all for Carter. As he's standing up for his other principles which are a direct contradiction to your positions, you completely denigrate him, call him worthless, etc. etc......You're such fickle shallow people!!!

Columbus, OH

#8 Mar 24, 2014
Just so we remind ourselves of the other things that the great Jimmy Carter believes:

"Jesus never said a word about homosexuality. In all of his teachings about multiple things - he never said that gay people should be condemned. I personally think it is very fine for gay people to be married in civil ceremonies."

"We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams."

"Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future."

"A fundamentalist can't bring himself or herself to negotiate with people who disagree with them because the negotiating process itself is an indication of implied equality."

"We can't equate democracy with Christianity because the largest democracy on earth is India, which is primarily Hindu. The third largest democracy is Indonesia, which is Islamic. Democracy and freedom are not dependent on Christian beliefs."

"There's no doubt that the Christian right has gone to bed with the more conservative elements of the Republican Party. And there's been a melding in their goals when it comes to the separation of church and state. I've always believed in the separation of church and state."


Columbus, OH

#10 Mar 24, 2014
Soesn't invalidate his statement...just puts into perspective how small he {and the rest of us common folk} think your side really is....We all have issues with overreach of the NSA and have ever since Bush initiated it all with the Patriot Act. IT doesn't however, mean that we are now, or ever will be, on your side of thinking about President Obama.....
Neutral Party

Prospect, KY

#11 Mar 24, 2014
Facts, reality and common sense. All enemies of the left.

Jackie beats the crap out of Che and Reader with one response. Don't fret, someday you might see without those glasses.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#12 Mar 24, 2014
Jackie_Chiles_10024 wrote:
<quoted text>So what? That invalidates his statement about Obama and domestic spying?
How desperate can you be, Reader?
His statements are valid or not valid. Which is it?

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