Yet how many times have many of these same Democrats insulted and offended our closest ally Britain? Now, the Peanut President gets into the act in an interview with a British newspaper:
Many years ago, when the United States was more united in our overseas endeavors, it used to be an unwritten rule that "politics stops at the water's edge." An ex-President, above everyone else was expected to uphold this rule and avoid criticism that would undermine the efforts of the current Administration on behalf of the American people.
Compliant and subservient: Jimmy Carter's explosive critique of Tony Blair
By John Preston and Melissa Kite
The Sunday Telegraph
..."I have been surprised and extremely disappointed by Tony Blair's behaviour," he told The Sunday Telegraph.
"I think that more than any other person in the world the Prime Minister could have had a moderating influence on Washington - and he has not. I really thought that Tony Blair, who I know personally to some degree, would be a constraint on President Bush's policies towards Iraq."
"In many countries where I meet with leaders and private citizens there is an equating of American policy with Great Britain - with Great Britain obviously playing the lesser role.
"We now have a situation where America is so unpopular overseas that even in countries like Egypt and Jordan our approval ratings are less than five per cent. It's a shameful and pitiful state of affairs and I hold your British Prime Minister to be substantially responsible for being so compliant and subservient."
"My own personal opinion is that the Iraqi people are not better off as a result of the invasion and people in America and Great Britain are not safer."
It was also considered in bad taste to trash your predecessor in office. You never heard President Reagan, the first President Bush or the current President Bush trash the Peanut President's failures in this overt, offensive and public way. Disagreements over policy are one thing. Insulting allies is quite another.
Chalk it up to the latest new low for a political movement that seems to sink to new depths each day.