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OIL 'SPY' LOBBIED CARTER
New York Post ^ | 1/21/05 | NILES LATHEM

Posted on 01/21/2005 12:57:50 AM PST by kattracks

Former President Jimmy Carter was a target of the clandestine lobby campaign launched by an Iraqi-American businessman who admitted he was paid millions of dollars to undermine U.S. policy toward Iraq, it was revealed yesterday.

Virginia-based oilman Samir Vincent earlier this week became the first person to plead guilty in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal. He had several contacts with the former Democratic president in a bid to weaken and eventually repeal sanctions against Saddam Hussein's regime, investigators said.

Contacts with Vincent dated back to 1999, when Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, hosted a delegation of Iraqi religious leaders at their home in Plains, Ga.

The Iraqis were in the country to lobby American religious leaders — including the Rev. Billy Graham — against U.N. sanctions on Iraq, imposed after Saddam's 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

Vincent organized the trip.

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Carter, who was in Washington to attend President Bush's inauguration yesterday, could not be reached for comment.

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Among Vincent's American contacts was former GOP vice-presidential nominee and ex-New York Rep. Jack Kemp, who acknowledged working with him on a proposal to ease the economic sanctions if Iraq would readmit U.N. weapons inspectors.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: carter; goober; inspections; inspectors; iraqiamericans; jackkemp; jamesearlcarter; jamesecarter; jimmycarter; kemp; oil4food; oilforfood; samirvincent; unscom; vincent

1 posted on 01/21/2005 12:57:50 AM PST by kattracks
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To: Dog

FYI ..


2 posted on 01/21/2005 1:08:04 AM PST by Mo1 (Liberty will come to those who love it)
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To: kattracks
As an Adam Smith, laisse faire, ultra-capitalist, what offends me is how the West is treated like parasites for OUR investment in Middle East oil production. Yes, the resource is theirs, but if it wasn't for the West and it's billions upon billions of investment, that black gold would still be deep under the sands and Arabs would be trading their daughters to make ends meet. Iran of course STOLE English and American corporate property when the Ayatollah came into power - although the PC word for this theft is "nationalization". Cuba did the same of course - a nation that was nothing without US investment and is nothing again since the Soviets have withdrawn their subsidies.

The fact we have to ignore Saudi vices to keep the peace irks me ever the more. Ignoring their role in financing and distributing terrorist worldwide.
3 posted on 01/21/2005 1:09:04 AM PST by Lord Nelson
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To: kattracks
I hope Graham opposed sanctions out of principle and refused to take the bribe. Sanctions are no solution - clearly they only hurt those already being hurt and have ZERO chance of removing someone like Saddam from power.

As far as Carter. He is either deluded or a big fake. I know Christian friends that just think he was the greatest thing since canned potatoes.
4 posted on 01/21/2005 1:13:07 AM PST by Lord Nelson
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To: kattracks

I'm sure the folks who scream "Haliburton!" at every opportunity will be coming down on Saint Jimmy of the Dictators for this. Suuuuuuure.


5 posted on 01/21/2005 1:15:44 AM PST by Darkwolf377
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To: Mo1

Told you so....:-)


6 posted on 01/21/2005 2:33:43 AM PST by Dog
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To: Lord Nelson
I voted for Carter for the same reasons as your Christian friends. On the surface I thought that we had something in common, born again Christians, same denomination. etc., but it didn't take long to realize that I had made a huge mistake. The bright side is that I have never voted for a Democrat for president again.
7 posted on 01/21/2005 2:48:06 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ('We voted like we prayed")
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To: Lord Nelson
Carter worked behind the scenes AGAINST the first Gulf War. Evidently he saw nothing wrong with Saddam Hussein invading Kuwait.

Carter also befriended Arafat and wrote his speeches for him along with giving him advice on how to dress so he would be more appealing.

8 posted on 01/21/2005 3:51:24 AM PST by OldFriend (PRAY FOR MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH)
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To: kattracks

I wonder if any Oil For Food money ended up at the Carter Center?


9 posted on 01/21/2005 3:55:00 AM PST by mewzilla (Has CBS retracted the story yet?)
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To: mewzilla

"I wonder if any Oil For Food money ended up at the Carter Center?"

I guess that's the $64,000 question?

This bum has worked tirelessly to undermine this country to its enemies.


10 posted on 01/21/2005 6:21:34 AM PST by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: mariabush; Lord Nelson
Welcome to the club.

It was my first election and I was young and foolish. That is my excuse, and I'm sticking to it.

In retrospect, there were signs that he had problems - his micro-managing while he was governor here, the fact that friends of my parents' didn't like him - but I was 18 and a college freshman out of state, and I wasn't on the ball like I should have been.

Do those "Christian friends" know that he has renounced the Southern Baptists and quit his old church?

11 posted on 01/21/2005 6:25:33 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of ye Chace (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: clyde260

I would be able to die a happy man.


12 posted on 01/21/2005 9:00:21 AM PST by satchmodog9 (Murder and weather are our only news)
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To: AnAmericanMother

Probably the same friends that were so delighted that Bill Clinton and Al Gore, two Southern Baptist were going to be in the White House. I have family that were So. Baptist missionaries for 40 years and they loved Bill Clinton and hate George Bush. It really hurts my heart.


13 posted on 01/21/2005 11:04:10 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ('We voted like we prayed")
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To: mariabush

Congratulations for learning from that experience? Of course I was not old enough to vote in the late 70s - and I'm not American.
Goes to show being a Christian is great - but not a good enough reason in itself to serve the nation. I know there are many Christians who hold to the immoral belief of pacifism. I guess this came out of the 60s and 70s.


14 posted on 01/21/2005 12:50:42 PM PST by Lord Nelson
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To: OldFriend

You must be kidding me. How can a Christian promote an unrepentent murderer? Methinks Carter may be simply a fake - like Sharpton and Jackson.


15 posted on 01/21/2005 12:52:10 PM PST by Lord Nelson
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To: AnAmericanMother

I think these Christian friends, although well meaning, just are very ignorant when it comes to men of this world.


16 posted on 01/21/2005 12:53:52 PM PST by Lord Nelson
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To: Lord Nelson
That could well be.

They probably take him at face value, with the Sunday School business and Habitat work and all, and figure he's a "good Christian man." Especially if they don't follow politics.

17 posted on 01/21/2005 1:00:39 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . Ministrix of ye Chace (recess appointment), TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary . . .)
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To: Lord Nelson
Carter was one of the worst presidents. His domestic policies left us with double digit inflation and double digit interest rates.

His foreign policy expertise was pathetic and I'll not forget the loss of lives in his ill fated rescue plan for our hostages.

18 posted on 01/21/2005 1:53:05 PM PST by OldFriend (Isaiah 40:31)
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To: OldFriend

our first house in 1979 had a 15.5% mortgage. Imagine that!!!


19 posted on 01/22/2005 4:39:10 PM PST by bitt
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To: bitt

We bought our present house at 13%.......refinanced to 10%, then 7 5/8 and now 4.65.........worse economy since Herbert Hoover, right?


20 posted on 01/22/2005 5:41:59 PM PST by OldFriend (America's glory is not dominion, but liberty.)
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To: mariabush

>The bright side is that I have never voted for a
democrat for president again.<

Not the first time a Christian turned out to be a profound disappointment, nor will it be the last, unfortunately. I could never have voted for Jimah Cotta simply because I couldn't stand the guy on general principles. The only Democrat I could even imagine voting for would be Joe Lieberman, and I reserve the right to sit that one out, too.


21 posted on 01/22/2005 5:52:18 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: OldFriend

Carter is a traitor. Period.

Slate has an article from 2002 which documents his subversive activities.

An excerpt: "Carter went further than merely lobbying Congress to oppose military action or speaking out in an effort to tilt popular opinion against the coming war. He used his status as a former president to engage in foreign policy, a deliberate effort to subvert the democratic process.

In November 1990, two months after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, Carter wrote a letter to the heads of state of the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. He urged the countries to drop their support for Bush's proposed military solution"


Here is Slate's web address: http://slate.msn.com/id/2065887/


22 posted on 01/22/2005 5:58:08 PM PST by freedom4me (Bush's win was the cake. Tom Daschle's defeat was the icing)
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To: freedom4me

I suspect Carter and Clinton were working behind the scenes to get the UN members to vote against going into Iraq as well.


23 posted on 01/22/2005 6:04:58 PM PST by OldFriend (America's glory is not dominion, but liberty.)
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To: Paperdoll

Joe LIEberman who was complicit in disenfranchising our military votes during the Florida fiasco. That Joe LIEberman?


24 posted on 01/22/2005 6:06:10 PM PST by OldFriend (America's glory is not dominion, but liberty.)
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To: OldFriend

Hey, I haven't signed on for the duration you know. Joe Lieberman seems more statemanlike than most others do today. I reserved my opinion on him because I know very little about him to date.


25 posted on 01/22/2005 6:09:21 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: Paperdoll
At the dem convention for kerry he spoke to a jewish caucus and the first words out of his mouth were that the election was stolen in Florida.

The man is a liar, spreading lies.

He was in the room when they discussed not counting the military votes that came from overseas.

His principles are for sale.

26 posted on 01/22/2005 6:18:39 PM PST by OldFriend (America's glory is not dominion, but liberty.)
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To: OldFriend

'Nuff said.


27 posted on 01/22/2005 6:22:15 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: OldFriend

Oh, by the way, if you had to make the choice between a bad Republican (RINO) or a conservative Democrat, who do you think that Democrat might be?


28 posted on 01/22/2005 6:25:06 PM PST by Paperdoll
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To: Paperdoll

Zell Miller.


29 posted on 01/22/2005 7:05:31 PM PST by OldFriend (America's glory is not dominion, but liberty.)
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To: freedom4me

BTTT


30 posted on 01/22/2005 7:06:24 PM PST by freedom4me (Bush's win was the cake. Tom Daschle's defeat was the icing)
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To: freedom4me

BTTT


31 posted on 01/22/2005 7:21:58 PM PST by freedom4me (Bush's win was the cake. Tom Daschle's defeat was the icing)
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