Carter on Playing Political Hardball -- and Softball Former President Jimmy Carter is about to celebrate his 80th birthday. He speaks with NPR's Tavis Smiley about his outspoken criticism of the run-up to and execution of the war in Iraq, Georgia Democratic Sen. Zell Miller's keynote speech to the Republican National Convention, U.S. diplomacy and the former president's softball team.
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Carter on Playing Political Hardball -- and Softball

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Carter on Playing Political Hardball -- and Softball

Carter on Playing Political Hardball — and Softball

Carter on Playing Political Hardball -- and Softball

Only Available in Archive Formats.

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Former President Jimmy Carter is about to celebrate his 80th birthday. He speaks with NPR's Tavis Smiley about his outspoken criticism of the run-up to and operation of the war in Iraq, Sen. Zell Miller, U.S. diplomacy and the former president's softball team.