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Ex-Prez Carter: Bush has brought U.S. “international disgrace”
from kesq: The former president told a crowd of about 300 on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno today that the nation is more sharply divided that it has ever been as a result of Bush’s policies.

The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, he says he’s deeply embarrassed that the American government now stands convicted around the world as one of the greatest abusers of civil rights. He continued the theme in a dinner speech to 700 at a Democratic fundraiser tonight, saying every past president has been a supporter of human rights, until this one.

Sen. Clinton: ‘Incalculable Damage Done to Our Country’
from cns news: The upcoming mid-term election is important because the U.S. is “in a deep hole, and Republicans don’t want to quit digging,” Sen. Hillary Clinton told a gathering of Democratic women in Washington, D.C., on Thursday… “The damage that has already been done to our country in the last six years is incalculable,” she said.

“It’s going to take an enormous amount of effort to begin to repair and restore American values and to reinstate the kind of shared commitment to common values and common ground that we desperately need,” Clinton added. (See Video)

Stone: Bush has set U.S. back 10 years
from ap/yahoo: Filmmaker Oliver Stone blasted President Bush Thursday, saying he has “set America back 10 years.” Stone added that he is “ashamed for my country” over the war in Iraq and the U.S. policies in response to the attacks of Sept 11…

“It’s a waste of energy away from things that do matter which is poverty, death, disease, the planet itself and fixing things in our own homes rather than fighting wars with others. Mr. Bush has set America back 10 years, maybe more.”

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