Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Carter Did NOTHING But Damage...

Jimmy Carter's Jewish Problem By Jason Maoz

For those with eyes to see, there were hints as far back as the 1976 presidential campaign of the trouble to come. Early that year, Harper's magazine published "Jimmy Carter's Pathetic Lies," a devastating expos of Carter's record in Georgia by a then little-known journalist named Steven Brill.

Reg Murphy, who as editor of the Atlanta Constitution had kept a close eye on Carter's rise in state politics, declared, "Jimmy Carter is one of the three or four phoniest men I ever met."

Speechwriter Bob Shrum quit the Carter campaign after just a few weeks, disgusted with what he described as Carter's penchant for fudging the truth. He also related that Carter, convinced the Jewish vote in the Democratic primaries would go to Senator Henry ("Scoop") Jackson, had instructed his staff not to issue any more statements on the Middle East . "Jackson has all the Jews anyway," Shrum quoted Carter as saying. "We get the Christians."

Relations between Carter and Israel were tense from the outset of the Carter presidency. Carter's hostility was evident to Israeli foreign minister Moshe Dayan, who in his memoir Breakthrough described a July 1977 White House meeting between Carter and Israeli officials. "You are more stubborn than the Arabs, and you put obstacles on the path to peace,'' an angry Carter scolded Dayan and his colleagues. "Our talk," Dayan wrote, "lasted more than an hour and was most unpleasant. President Carter... launched charge after charge against Israel ."

On October 1, 1977, the U.S. and the Soviet Union unexpectedly issued a joint statement on the Middle East calling for an Arab-Israeli peace conference in Geneva , with the participation of Palestinian representatives. The communique marked the first time the U.S. officially employed the phrase "legitimate rights of the Palestinian people." Reaction in the U.S. was immediate and furious. "[A] political firestorm erupted," wrote historian Steven Spiegel. "After American officials had worked successfully for years to reduce Russian influence over the Mideast peace process and in the area as whole, critics could not understand why the administration had suddenly invited Moscow to return."

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, who five years earlier had expelled thousands of Soviet military advisers from Egypt, neither liked nor trusted the Russians, and decided to kill the U.S.-Soviet initiative in the womb. His decision to go to Jerusalem to address the Knesset electrified the world and caught the Carter administration completely off guard. Eventually the U.S. would broker what became known as the Camp David Accords and oversee the signing of the 1979 Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.

But Carter was far from a dispassionate third party. His disdain for Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and near hero-worship of Sadat were clearly reflected in his demeanor and has informed nearly everything he's written on the Middle East since leaving office.

In The Unfinished Presidency, his book about Carter's post-White House activities, the liberal historian Douglas Brinkley provides a detailed account of the former president's obsession with helping Palestinian terror chief Yasir Arafat polish his image. Carter, according to Brinkley, regularly advised Arafat on how to shape his message for Western journalists and even wrote some speeches for him. Carter was also a vocal critic of Israeli policies and "view[ed] the unarmed young Palestinians who stood up against thousands of Israel soldiers as 'instant heroes,'" wrote Brinkley. "Buoyed by the intifada, Carter passed on to the Palestinians, through Arafat, his congratulations."

Former New York mayor Ed Koch, in his 1984 bestseller Mayor, recounted a conversation he had shortly before the 1980 election with Cyrus Vance, who'd recently resigned as Carter's secretary of state. Koch told Vance that many Jews would not be voting for Carter because they feared "that if he is reelected he will sell them out." "Vance," recalled Koch, "nodded and said, 'He will.' "

In Dangerous Liaison: The Inside Story of the U.S.-Israeli Covert Relationship, Andrew and Leslie Cockburn revealed that during a March 1980 meeting with his senior political advisers, Carter, discussing his fading reelection prospects and his sinking approval rating in the Jewish community, snapped, "If I get back in, I'm going to [expletive] the Jews." Carter – such was the country's good fortune – did not get back in. But as evidenced by his years of pro-Palestinian advocacy, reams of anti-Israel op-ed articles, and the release last week of his latest book/screed, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, he's been trying to F*** the Jews ever since.

Jason Maoz is the editor of the Jewish Press.

What a horrible, horrible man! I will do everything I can to counter him all the rest of my life. I have to move now, but he WILL get another letter!


Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Vile creature, I hope he's read Genesis 12. But then his pronouncements about the SBC declaration of the inerrancy of the Bible probably got in his grill too! He definitely doesn't "act" like he believes what G*D says!


10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CARTER is more Muslim than Christian.

HE is comfortable with Muslims because they share the hate for the Jews and the love of lying...

Good to run into you , tmw.


12:25 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Same here, Batya!
You are going to have a blessed year, right?


12:33 PM  
Blogger beakerkin said...

I liked the smackdown he got on CSPAN. He is like a parrot repeating Camp David for all his loopy Anti-semitic excesses.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

These are all Carter quotes:

he met privately with the head of the States Rights Council, a white supremacist group, and campaigned in all-white private schools that were known as 'segregation academies,' where he promised that he would do 'everything' to support their existence. 'I have no trouble pitching for [George] Wallace [segregationist] votes and the black votes at the same time,' he told a reporter. He also said to another reporter, 'I can win this election without a single black vote.'"

"I see nothing wrong with ethnic purity being maintained."

I am sick and tired of hearing about the Holocaust.

...the U.S. should take "more forceful action" with Israel, Arafat "may well see the suicide attacks as one of the few ways to retaliate against his tormentors." [Emphasis added.] He then blamed Ariel Sharon for the popularity of suicide bombers, whom he described as "counterproductive."

..today's Jew-killers are just "misguided young men and women," but withholding aid to Palestinians for electing Hamas is a "crime."

Not only are Jews to blame for dead Jews, they are to blame for dead everyone else.

He's "never met a dictator he didn't like,"

1:17 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Elbro--I am appalled at Carter's comments--and never knew all that. My opinion of him just slides lower and lower. Gad, I'm just sickened, really.

3:06 PM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

I rue the day this man ever got a public platform. What a sorry, sorry mess he is.

3:20 PM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

It occurs to me that there has been a total of eight Presidents and
Vice Presidents between Carter and Bush. Two of the eight have gone completely off the lefty deep end!

First there was the treehugger Algore. He has turned into a full-fledged environmental wacko. He even pushes the lunatic fringe propaganda pieces, which they call movies.

Next we have Mr. Peanut, Jimmah Carter. He's always been an anti-Semite, but has done a good job of toning it down until recently. In the last few years he has made headlines as a Jew hating troll and ingrate. It's that simple.

So what's going on? It's easy to poke fun at Al's lack of intelligence, he's a mediocre intellect at best. Jimmy has plenty of natural intelligence, but has an unerring ability to get things wrong. But neither of these guys are STUPID. So why are they acting stupid?

Al wants to be President and Jimmah wants another Nobel Peace Prize. They are both doing what they think is necessary in leftist circles to get what they want. This speaks volumes about the increasing radicalization of the Democrat Party.

And sorry-ass big spending conservatives are responisible for putting Nancy Pelosi into power!


3:47 PM  
Anonymous z said...

BEAK..was that the guy who called in and let him have it? Or did some interviewer do a great job skewering the jerk? If so, I'd love to know about it.

I saw the time the caller gave him hell..it just TICKED me off the way he just looked PAINED, as if this rube didn't know what he was talking about. The man deserves an Academy Award.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

maybe it was this call

raw sexual energy? hahahaha

or this one

5:24 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

It's time for us to stop considering Carter a doddering old fool. The things he is doing and saying against the Jews has been, and is, very deliberate.

7:30 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch Two said...

All that grinning on Carter's part was just a mask to hide his anti-Semitism.

His anti-Semitism well predated his possible slide into senility. Cut him no slack!

5:26 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

His remark about getting all the Christians was a lie too! He didn't get my vote, nor the vote of a lot of other Christians! Especially the second time around, too many burned!


6:11 AM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Gads, that's an arrogent assumption, huh, TMW?

8:01 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Brooke-Yes, and of the most arrogant sort!
Only proves how deluded and steeped in lies he is!


9:31 AM  
Blogger beakerkin said...


The look on Carters face was classic. One can play the audioclip of the smackdown on CSPAN but without the bewildered look in Carter's face one does not have the right context.

4:40 PM  
Blogger Elmer's Brother said...

I like the look on his face when the caller calls him an anti-semite. He wants C-span to hang up on him soooo bad.


6:05 PM  
Anonymous z said...

Beak and eb..I took that look entirely differently and, honestly, I wanted to smack it off his face...he looked like "Gee....are you REALLY so deluded you'd think that of MEEE?" That's what I got from it, anyway.

Ticked me off Ford asked him to do the eulogy today.........man, there's a limit to kumbaya.

8:11 PM  

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