Former President Jimmy Carter has recently described the Bush administration as "the worst in history" which lead to a White House response that Carter was becoming "increasingly irrelevant."
Now Carter claims his words were "perhaps careless or misinterpreted." Careless? Probably. Misinterpreted? I don't think so. Those who claim their words were "misinterpreted" when what they said was clear as day were surely "careless."
The problem with "careless" words is that usually come from the true heart of a person.
John Kerry's words were misinterpreted when he "botched" a joke. How many really believe it was a joke? Pat Robertson's words have been "misinterpreted"
Sheikh Taj al-Din al-Hilaly , the "Australian Mufti", claimed he was "misinterpreted" when he said women who do not cover themselves bring rape upon themselves and said they were "uncovered meat."
Jesus said "out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks" Luke 6:45 We can't help it. What comes out of our mouths is a true representation of what is in our hearts. When men and women are careless in their speech, they are speaking the most truth - sometimes to their chagrin.
Here's the MSNBC article about Carter's backtracking.