Friday, August 18, 2006

DAVID LIMBAUGH: Sympathy For the Devil

Jimmy Carter: Sympathy For the Devil

Want to know where the Democratic Party stands and where America would be under their leadership? Just ask Jimmy Carter.

Carter is certainly not bashful about bashing the United States, even on foreign soil or to the foreign press. He sat for an interview with Der Spiegel recently and fired with both barrels at President Bush, "fundamentalist" Christians and Israel.

But do Carter's views represent those of the Democratic Party? Well, he sure seems to think so. He told Der Spiegel, "I think I represent the vast majority of Democrats in this country." If so, that's scary.

Expanding on the theme of his latest book, "Our Endangered Values," Carter said the Bush administration has abandoned the nation's "old" moral principles. That's a curious concept: By upholding traditional moral values President Bush has diverted the nation's moral course?
Carter is particularly exercised about Bush's foreign policy. He said: "Under all of its predecessors there was a commitment to peace instead of pre-emptive war. Our country always had a policy of not going to war unless our own security was directly threatened and now we have a new policy of going to war on a pre-emptive basis."

But no less an antiwar Democrat than Sen. John Kerry – after savaging President Bush for his "pre-emptive" attack of Iraq – admitted in the first presidential debate that "The president always has the right, and always has had the right, for pre-emptive strike. That was a great doctrine throughout the Cold War."

No matter how persistently Carter's Democrats attempt to rewrite history, President Bush attacked Iraq because he believed it was a threat to America's security – and it was, just as Iran is today. Carter is delusional if he believes Bush was just recreationally flexing America's "imperialistic" muscles to spread democracy.

The debate here between Democrats and Republicans isn't over the use of pre-emptive war – as Kerry reluctantly confessed – but on the assessment of threats to our national security. Specifically, the debate centers on the parties' respective views of the nature and scope of the terrorist threat, whether Israel is seen as more of a victim surrounded by hostile regimes bent on its destruction or a bullying, aggressive nation, and whether we should defer on these questions to anti-American leaders in Europe and the United Nations.

Carter states the Democrats' position quite clearly. Islamo-fascist terrorists aren't that bad. They are probably peace-loving people like the rest of us who just have their noses out of joint over Bush's "unilateral" foreign policy and his "pre-emptive" attack on Iraq. Indeed, Carter said the Arab world hates us because we invaded Iraq, and even more so for "supporting and encouraging Israel in its unjustified attack on Lebanon."

So the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, occurred because we attacked Iraq in 2003? Israel was unjustified in retaliating against Hezbollah, which is supported by (and a part of) the Lebanese government and its people? If we would just talk to these reasonable terrorists – such as Hezbollah and Mike Wallace's hero, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, we could achieve peace?

In the interview, Carter pointedly blamed Bush's foreign policy on his Christian "fundamentalism." He nicely articulated the position of today's Democratic leaders, who, while scrambling for "values voters," consistently insult them, and while holding themselves out as superior guardians of our national security, see America, not the terrorists, as the problem.

Carter, after unmistakably implying that Bush is a fundamentalist, said that fundamentalists believe "they are speaking for God" and "anyone who disagrees with them is inherently wrong" and "inherently inferior." "In extreme cases – as is the case with some fundamentalists around the world – it makes your opponents sub-humans, so that their lives are not significant." Since "the negotiating process itself is an indication of implied equality" the fundamentalist (read: President Bush) "can't bring himself or herself to negotiate with people who disagree with them."

Carter also said that since the fundamentalists believe they are speaking for God, they think they are above making, much less admitting, mistakes. "So when we permit the torture of prisoners in Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib, it's just impossible for a fundamentalist [read: Bush – again] to admit that a mistake was made."

Carter couldn't be more wrong. Bush, though not even close to a fundamentalist, is a Bible-believing Christian who by definition believes in the equal dignity of all people.

But leave it to Carter to say Bush "permitted" torture, which is an outright lie. Leave it to him to believe the worst about "fundamentalist" Christians and the best about Islamo-fascist terrorists.

Sadly, I believe Carter does speak for the Democratic leadership, and that speaks volumes about the Democrat leadership.


Anonymous prairieson said...

Our gift to the moonbat hall of fame, Jimmah Carter who can't seem to unlock his lips from the behind of every despot in the world, past and present.

What a miserable failure and woosie.

5:59 PM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

Has there EVER been a more miserable Presidency? If so who and why?


7:56 PM  
Anonymous CatFleas said...

How can an ex-President talk so totally against his own country?

Jimmy Carter was bestowed the honor of being elected to this most prestigious office. He put in his two cents on the how the United States of America should be shaped, molded, strengthened, protected, respected, and loved. Yet he shows no respect or love for this beautiful country that gave him so much.

Was that his plan?

"As long as I am President, this is a great country. And when I am no longer President, this country stinks."

Or is that Ex-President, Jimmy the Jerk.

10:56 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

The ultimate in "touchy-feely" presidents! Billery was a very close second!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!


4:21 AM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

Jimmah is actually what Billy Carter would have been without alcohol. He is a perfect example of the compartmentalization of intelligence.

From what I understand he was a brilliant nuke office during his time on a submarine. This "genius" doesn't necessarily translate to other fields. As a matter of fact the opposite often holds true. Too bad he didn't have a reactor accident, the entire world would have been spared a lot of agony.


5:44 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Not only that, he was one of Rickover's favorites, he produced nuke officers not leaders of men! Jimmah never commanded a sub! It was all theory and words, no wonder he was a loser in the highest "leadership" position! It took the Navy generations to get rid of Rickover, he had quite a cult of personality going and never left at the mandatory retirement age, he was kicked out by congress! His opinions were racist, anti-child(he didn't like officers who had more than one) and influenced promotions in the sub division! A real piece of work and Jimmah was a favorite!


6:05 AM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

All very true TMW, Hyman Rickover was a difficult putz. He was also responsible for dragging us kicking and screaming into the nuke sub age. Sometimes we put up with people like him because of their ultimate contributions.

I left a post for you at MZ's blog.


6:38 AM  
Anonymous z said...

ANy of you see Jimma interviewed by brian WIlliams on "After Words"? Absolutely fascinating....Carter seems to think he had the most effective, sympathetic, brilliant administration of any president in our history. To watch the smugness, the surety, and the face licking by WIlliams was almost chilling.

10:43 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

I lived in Denver at the time--we had hostages from up north from CU...I kept waiting for them to be released I'd voted for the first time and I sent MY president to defend them----and he did not. All those 4000 some days.......Carter never batted an eye.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ironically enough he has even stained the great John Wayne! Here's a quote:

"John Wayne was bigger than life. In an age of few heroes, he was the genuine article. But he was more than a hero; he was a symbol of many of the qualities that made America great - the ruggedness, the tough independence, the sense of personal conviction and courage - on and off the screen - that reflected the best of our national character."

And then:

"Unless both sides win, no agreement can be permanent."


7:30 AM  
Anonymous prairiemain said...

"Unless both sides win ... "?

The Carthaginians might've disagreed if there had been any alive after the Romans visited for a spell.

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