By Ezra HaLevi-Arutz Sheva
Neal Sher, a veteran of the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigation, described a letter he received from Carter in 1987 in an interview with Israel National Radio’s Tovia Singer. The letter, written and signed by Carter, asked that Sher show “special consideration” for a man proven to have murdered Jews in the Mauthausen death camp in Austria.
Update: A copy of the letter has been posted on the web by the New York Sun. Click here to view it.
“In 1987, Carter had been out of office for seven years or so,” Sher recalled. “It was a very active period for my office.
“In the spring of 1987, we deported a series of SS guards from concentration camps, whose names nobody would know. One such character we sent back to Austria was a man named Martin Bartesch.”Bartesch, who had immigrated to the U.S. and lived in Chicago, admitted to Sher’s office and the court that he had voluntarily joined the Waffen SS and had served in the notorious SS Death’s Head Division at the Mauthausen concentration camp where, at the hands of Bartesch and his cohorts, many thousands of prisoners were gassed, shot, starved and worked to death. He also confessed to having concealed his service at the infamous camp from U.S. immigration officials...
“We kicked him out and he went back to Austria. In the meantime, his family – he had adult kids – went on a campaign, also supported by his church, to try to get special treatment...
The family approached several members of Congress. “The congressmen would, very understandably, forward their claims over to our office and when they learned the facts they would invariably drop the case,” Sher recalled.But there was one politician who accepted the claims without asking for any further information. “One day, in the fall of ’87, my secretary walks in and gives me a letter with a Georgia return address reading ‘Jimmy Carter.’
Whenever I think we have gotten to the bottom of Jimmy Carter's vileness, there is always one more rung to go. He personifies the lowest kind of public official--and private citizen. He has not only been the worst president we've ever had, he is the most execrable ex-president we've ever had; he's not even an adequate unknown neighbor-down-the-street.
Who would want this sanctimonious, self-righteous, gloriously narcissistic and inhumane specimen living among them? Is there no amount of wrongness he has done (and has he enjoyed it any less)? When will he stop hurting people and thinking he has done the world a good?!
I am appalled. He will forever have the ashes of the dead upon him--and we know which dead... Through him, the Nazis and Jew-haters of the world continue their work... Hitler could not have hated them more; this manifest wrongness is among us still. May God be merciful to us and grant him his last breath. Maybe then, his entire evil will finally be known.