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Carter Nixes Debate With Outspoken Prof
The Associated Press ^ | Dec 15

Posted on 12/16/2006 7:23:43 AM PST by george76

Former President Carter turned down a request to debate Alan Dershowitz about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying the outspoken Harvard law professor "knows nothing about the situation."

Carter, author of a new book advocating "peace not apartheid" in the region, said he will not visit Brandeis University to discuss the book because the university requested he debate Dershowitz.

"I don't want to have a conversation even indirectly with Dershowitz," Carter said in Friday's Boston Globe. "There is no need ... to debate somebody who, in my opinion, knows nothing about the situation in Palestine."

"President Carter said he wrote the book because he wanted to encourage more debate; then why won't he debate?" said Dershowitz,...

Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of the American Jewish community. Carter said he initially was interested in going there.

"I thought it would be a good idea to go to a campus that had a lot of Jewish students and get a lot questions," he said. But then the initial proposal evolved into a plan for a debate.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Israel
KEYWORDS: alandershowitz; carter; chicken; corruption; democrat; democrats; dershowitz; fibbermcgee; gwot; israel; jews; jimmycarter; wot
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"President Carter said he wrote the book because he wanted to encourage more debate;

then why won't he debate?"

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1 posted on 12/16/2006 7:23:44 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

Becaus Dershowitz would make him look silly and he know it. Dershowitz would clean his clock.


2 posted on 12/16/2006 7:26:17 AM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: george76

In any debate, Dershowitz would turn Carter into peanut butter.


3 posted on 12/16/2006 7:26:25 AM PST by Rocko
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To: george76

He does not want anyone questioning him.


4 posted on 12/16/2006 7:27:52 AM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: george76

If Alan "....knows nothing about the situation in Palestine", then they would be on equal footing for the debate.


5 posted on 12/16/2006 7:28:45 AM PST by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: george76

LOL! Like Hillary Clinton, Jimmah can't stand the heat of real discussion.


6 posted on 12/16/2006 7:28:58 AM PST by isthisnickcool (If you can't light a fire in the vacuum of space what's the deal with the Sun?)
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To: golfisnr1

7 posted on 12/16/2006 7:30:07 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
The last time that asshole Carter was in a real debate, his then-future successor
Ronald Wilson Reagan beat him like a red-headed stepchild.

And Clint Eastwood as Inspector Harry Callahan said it best in Magnum Force:

"A man has got to know his limitations."

Maybe Carter is finally recognizing one of his own.
8 posted on 12/16/2006 7:30:18 AM PST by mkjessup (The Shah doesn't look so bad now, eh? But nooo, Jimmah said the Ayatollah was a 'godly' man.)
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To: george76
"I don't want to have a conversation even indirectly with Dershowitz," Carter said in Friday's Boston Globe. "There is no need ... to debate somebody who, in my opinion, knows nothing about the situation in Palestine."

The breathtaking arrogance of the leftist. Like, what insight does Jimmah have that makes his view superior?

9 posted on 12/16/2006 7:30:37 AM PST by Timmy
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To: george76

Carter is not only an anti-semite (as is most of the left), and the worst president we've ever had, he is also a coward.

Anyone who writes anything - be it a master's dissertation, or a high school paper - or a news column - should be ready to defend it.

But then a man who breaks two hundred year protocol of a past president NEVER denigrating a sitting president - is a coward.

He even ran from a "giant" rabbit....

Come on, Jimmy, be a man - a mensch - defend what you wrote.


10 posted on 12/16/2006 7:31:01 AM PST by Basheva
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To: sageb1
"He does not want anyone questioning him."

This is not exactly true. He loves being interviewed by the sycophantic fellow travelers in the main stream press.

11 posted on 12/16/2006 7:31:57 AM PST by trek
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To: george76

So Jimmy's come out of the closet as a true "do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do" Limousine Liberal!


12 posted on 12/16/2006 7:32:08 AM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: Rocko

Jimmah' won't debate because he knows he'll get crushed...

like a peanut.


13 posted on 12/16/2006 7:32:48 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Yep. Typical lib response when in danger of having to intelligently back up their opinions - claim the one they are afraid to debate "doesn't know anything about the situation".

IMO, they should be asked to demonstrate the others lack of knowledge by agreeing to one debate to prove their point, after which, if they succeed, they will not be asked to debate any more.

When they refuse to prove their point, they should be asked why they have so little faith in the sanity and practicality of their own beliefs. Then just stand back and watch them self-destruct.

14 posted on 12/16/2006 7:34:28 AM PST by trebb ("I am the way... no one comes to the Father, but by me..." - Jesus in John 14:6 (RSV))
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To: golfisnr1
Dershowitz would clean his clock.

Da Dersh is certifiable, a lunatic. Watching open a can of whupass on Jiminy Carter is too much fun to contemplate.

15 posted on 12/16/2006 7:34:50 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The hallmark of a crackpot conspiracy theory is that it expands to include countervailing evidence.)
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To: george76

"There is no need ... to debate somebody who, in my opinion, knows nothing about the situation in Palestine."


"Joos don't know nothin'."


16 posted on 12/16/2006 7:36:33 AM PST by kenth (I wish compassionate conservatives were more compassionate to conservatism.)
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To: mkjessup
My guess is that punk Carter doesn't feel lucky.......


17 posted on 12/16/2006 7:37:50 AM PST by Clifford The Big Red Dog (Woof!)
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To: george76

"...then why won't he debate?"
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Because Carter, like most utopian leftists, are lying hypocrites in their faux reality and he would AGAIN be exposed. If it were not for the media, Carter would be in a rest home where his sick, anti-American mind belongs.


18 posted on 12/16/2006 7:37:52 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: george76
And all this time I thought Carter was fearless...


19 posted on 12/16/2006 7:38:23 AM PST by NittanyLion
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To: Timmy

Jimmah' wanted questions only from students, who might not be as willing to put him on the spot...


20 posted on 12/16/2006 7:39:39 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
"There is no need ... to debate somebody who, in my opinion, knows nothing about the situation in Palestine."

Too bad the "superior intellect" of Carter won't use this opportunity to teach the world. Liberal idiots such as Carter won't debate because their ideas can't stand up to the slightest scrutiny so they have to force them on people without questions being asked. This is why liberals must have their activist judges - because they can't get their socialist/communist ideas implemented by discussion and vote.

Now if it were a conservative who canceled their debate appearance the MSM would make it front page news, mocking him. I won't hold my breath on this news item.

21 posted on 12/16/2006 7:40:57 AM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: NittanyLion; Grampa Dave; Mo1; onyx; Liz

"I don't want to have a conversation even indirectly with Dershowitz," Carter said in Friday's Boston Globe.

"There is no need ... to debate somebody who, in my opinion, knows nothing about the situation in Palestine."


22 posted on 12/16/2006 7:43:13 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Carter is a COWARD


23 posted on 12/16/2006 7:44:59 AM PST by Mo1 (Thank You Mr & Mrs "I'm gonna teach you a lesson" Voter ... you just screwed us on so many levels)
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To: george76

Carter said the PROFESSOR knows NOTHING about the situation...

The FIRST and FOREMOST trait of a true liberal is ARROGANCE. Carter abounds in arrogance.


24 posted on 12/16/2006 7:45:32 AM PST by Moby Grape
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To: george76

Because he's a chickens**t.


25 posted on 12/16/2006 7:48:26 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: NittanyLion
It does look pretty fierce. Worthy of at least a few good girly shrieks and paddle whackings from Jimmy.


26 posted on 12/16/2006 7:50:17 AM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: NittanyLion
Carter's press secretary Jody Powell: "What was obvious, however, was that this large, wet animal, making strange hissing noises and gnashing its teeth, was intent upon climbing into the Presidential boat."
27 posted on 12/16/2006 7:53:35 AM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: george76
Must be a thrill to be known as the worst president and ex-president. The man has either had a stroke or is suffering from some chemical imbalance. Whatever the case, he does not deserve a pass. Someone (like the professor) needs to challenge his sorry a$$ so the country can see what a pathetic POS he is.
28 posted on 12/16/2006 7:56:39 AM PST by SMM48
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To: george76
The gift that keeps on giving.


29 posted on 12/16/2006 7:59:22 AM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: george76
"I don't want to have a conversation even indirectly with Dershowitz," Carter said in Friday's Boston Globe.

"He's not a fawning sycophant like the media, and he'll hold me to account for my anti-semitic views, as well as my logical fallacies. Without THOSE, I can't build a case."

"There is no need ... to debate somebody who, in my opinion, knows nothing about the situation in Palestine."

I know. But Dershowitz is willing to debate you anyway.

30 posted on 12/16/2006 8:03:55 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: operation clinton cleanup; onyx
Sometimes when I look at my children I say to myself, "Lillian, you should have stayed a virgin."

 
http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/20935.html
 

31 posted on 12/16/2006 8:05:35 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Kerry's disease must be contagius. Now Carter is saying, "I was for the debate before I was against the debate".


32 posted on 12/16/2006 8:10:11 AM PST by miele man
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To: 69ConvertibleFirebird

Carter's press secretary Jody Powell: "What was obvious, however, was that this large, wet animal, making strange hissing noises and gnashing its teeth, was intent upon climbing into the Presidential boat."

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A rabbit with rabies might behave like that. I wonder how many people here would want to share their boat with a rabid rabbit for a while?

As for Carter the "world peace maker", Jimmie is definitely a "legend in is own mind", and avoiding Dershowitz indicates a slight connection with reality as well as a desire to preserve the illusion a little longer that he might have something useful to say on the subject.

Dershowitz should have the debate with an empty chair, with some good reader behind a curtain reading portions from JC's book, which could them be publically ripped to shreds as he could do if JC were there in the flesh.

It would be good theater. I think that approach has been used with some success in the past by challengers to an office holder who tries to duck debates. This would be a great time to give it a try.


33 posted on 12/16/2006 8:10:58 AM PST by Blue_Ridge_Mtn_Geek
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To: george76

Brave, Brave, Sir Jimmah, he Bravely ran away......


34 posted on 12/16/2006 8:14:08 AM PST by docman57 (Retired but still on Duty)
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To: george76
"There is no need ... to debate somebody who, in my opinion, knows nothing about the situation in Palestine."

What arrogance. I disagree with Alan Dershowitz on practically everything, but to say he "knows nothing about the situation in Palestine" is just ridiculous and rude, considering that Dershowitz has written books on the issue.

But rudeness is unfortunately becoming President Carter's cardinal feature. I say that with some real sadness, because I believe President Carter to be a Christian and would like to give him the benefit of the doubt.

35 posted on 12/16/2006 8:14:30 AM PST by Zack Nguyen
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To: Timmy

I agree. Please see post 35.


36 posted on 12/16/2006 8:15:22 AM PST by Zack Nguyen
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To: M. Espinola; Salem

Maybe Jimmah' could debate Cristopher Hitchens instead...


37 posted on 12/16/2006 8:19:35 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: operation clinton cleanup

Am I wrong,,but,,are his pants like way too short?

Seems they ought to be about 13/4 inces longer?

He is a bumpkin. And man, I wouldn't want Dersh after me for being a certifiable jew hater.


38 posted on 12/16/2006 8:20:12 AM PST by cajungirl (no)
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To: Zack Nguyen
I disagree with Alan Dershowitz on practically everything

You read his book on terrorism? I would highly recommend it if not. I disagree with his politics but I think he's got his head screwed on right concerning Islam and terrorism.

39 posted on 12/16/2006 8:22:11 AM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: george76

Of the Carter brothers I liked Billy best.


40 posted on 12/16/2006 8:22:52 AM PST by TruthWillWin
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To: cajungirl
Am I wrong,,but,,are his pants like way too short?

Not to mention the bow tie is to big and his head is to small.

41 posted on 12/16/2006 8:23:33 AM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: Prodigal Son

You know, I haven't read any of his books. I was basing my opinion on a debate he had with Alan Keyes once, his support for Clinton during impeachment and (of course) his defense of OJ.

But you're right - I should probably check out his books on terrorism. Probably I would agree with a lot of it.


42 posted on 12/16/2006 8:23:36 AM PST by Zack Nguyen
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To: NittanyLion

Killer rabbit ! Reminds me of the movie, "Monty Python - In Search for the Holy Grail". Classic !


43 posted on 12/16/2006 8:24:10 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: TruthWillWin

Billy Carter had some dealings with Omar Khaddafi in Libya.

Bob Hope had a line that "the main difference between Jimmy Carter and his brother was that Billy had a foreign policy."


44 posted on 12/16/2006 8:24:10 AM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

chrissy wallace would be better choice no?


45 posted on 12/16/2006 8:27:23 AM PST by italianquaker (Democrats its time to fish or cut bait, no more blaming Prez Bush.)
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To: george76

What Jimmy Carter is really saying is: "Don't want to be confused with facts, my peanut sized brain is already made up."


46 posted on 12/16/2006 8:29:57 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (Only liberals and RINOS can escape full speed through cracks that would challenge a cockroach.)
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To: george76

I think, I hope, we are witnessing the early stages of a total Jimmy Carter breakdown.


47 posted on 12/16/2006 8:31:29 AM PST by zook (America going insane - "Do you read Sutter Caine?)
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To: zook
I think, I hope, we are witnessing the early stages of a total Jimmy Carter breakdown.

That has already happened years ago. Started with the Iran hostage situation in 79.

48 posted on 12/16/2006 8:34:11 AM PST by TruthWillWin
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To: george76
Carter is a chicketsh*t loser who NEVER should have held the reigns of power ANYWHERE.

He's the gift that keeps costing and costing.

He is an embarrassment to America.
49 posted on 12/16/2006 8:36:29 AM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: operation clinton cleanup
Jimmah posed for the artist who created "Alfred E ('what, me worry?' Newman".
50 posted on 12/16/2006 8:37:10 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (Only liberals and RINOS can escape full speed through cracks that would challenge a cockroach.)
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