Mr Carter started the shouting match in an interview with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:
The White House fired back with an official, "I know you are, what am I:"
"I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history." -- President Jimmy Carter on George W Bush
"[Mr Carter] is proving to be increasingly irrelevant with these kinds of comments." -- Tony Frattto, White House spokesmanMr Carter says the Bush administration has reversed progress on "America's basic values." The White House calls his comments "reckless personal criticism." (AP vis Detroit News)