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Dershowitz Calls Jimmy Carter "Coward, Hypocrite, Bully"
Associated Press ^ | January 12, 2007

Posted on 01/12/2007 12:44:44 PM PST by presidio9

Harvard law professor and lawyer Alan Dershowitz has labeled former President Jimmy Carter a coward for refusing to debate him over Carter's controversial new book.

Carter will visit Brandeis University to discuss his book on Palestine but won't debate academic Dershowitz as originally proposed.

Will You Read Book?

"It's the height of cowardice," said Dershowitz. "He released this book saying he wanted to spark a debate and now he refuses to do just that."

In an opinion piece in the Boston Globe Dershowitz also called Carter a "hypocrite" for telling Brandies officials he would not debate Dershowitz.

He also wrote, "Jimmy Carter isn't brave for beating up on Israel. He's a bully."

A Carter spokeswoman and university officials say Carter will speak for about 15 minutes and then answer questions for 45 minutes during the visit, tentatively scheduled for January 23.

Some students and faculty had objected when the speaking invitation to Carter, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, suggested the debate with Dershowitz, a Harvard Law professor who has disparaged the book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." They said Carter should be invited to campus without conditions.

Carter spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said Carter looks forward to the opportunity to having a dialogue with everyone at Brandeis. She said Carter has set no conditions and would answer as many questions as possible.

Congileo said the visit to the campus at the Waltham, Massachusetts campus of Brandeis will be Carter's first to a university to discuss the book.

Brandeis is a nonsectarian university founded by the American Jewish community. About half its students are Jewish.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Israel; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alandershowitz; jimmycartertraitor; peanutbrain; worstexpresident
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1 posted on 01/12/2007 12:44:45 PM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

It seems perhaps Carter has jumped the shark. Liberals don't even like him anymore.


2 posted on 01/12/2007 12:47:52 PM PST by Always Right
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To: presidio9

Lest we forget, Anita Hill is among the "distinguished" faculty at Brandeis. The university is more concerned with PCness than intellectual standards.


3 posted on 01/12/2007 12:48:05 PM PST by RedRover (They are not killers. Defend our Marines.)
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To: Always Right

Dershowitz has always been opposed to those who slander Israel.


4 posted on 01/12/2007 12:49:14 PM PST by Borges
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To: SJackson; Always Right

5 posted on 01/12/2007 12:49:27 PM PST by presidio9 (It's "news" that New Jersey smells bad?)
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To: presidio9

Commmmmon, Dersh--quit talking nice! Take off the gloves!


6 posted on 01/12/2007 12:52:10 PM PST by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIShe ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: presidio9

Wow. Dershowitz savaging Carter, Rangel feuding with Pelosi, Rosie and "The Donald" ripping each other like rabid pit bulls, I hardly know where to turn for my next belly-laugh...


7 posted on 01/12/2007 12:52:19 PM PST by Kenton (All vices in moderation. I don't want to overdo any but I don't want to skip any either.)
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To: Kenton
hardly know where to turn for my next belly-laugh... since the election I keep thinking - It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
8 posted on 01/12/2007 12:54:35 PM PST by SF Republican
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To: RedRover

Forgot about Anita Hill. Thanks for the reminder.


9 posted on 01/12/2007 12:54:37 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: presidio9
"Coward, Hypocrite, Bully". Yes, that about sums up ex-Prez Carter.

Kudos to Mr. Dershowitz for telling it straight.

"In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." -- George Orwell

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10 posted on 01/12/2007 12:56:47 PM PST by Joe Brower (The Constitution defines Conservatism. *NRA*)
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To: presidio9

It's just now dawning on Alan Dershowitz that Jimmy Carter is a coward?


11 posted on 01/12/2007 12:56:53 PM PST by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

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A Carter spokeswoman and university officials say Carter will speak for about 15 minutes and then answer questions for 45 minutes during the visit, tentatively scheduled for January 23.

I presume this means Alan can show up and ask a question or two.

12 posted on 01/12/2007 12:59:15 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
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To: presidio9
Practically speaking, I would hate to engage in a debate with Dershowitz at all - let alone when he actually has the facts on his side.

Carter would have his clock cleaned like it has never been cleaned before.

He would be begging for a nice, affable "There you go again!"

I'll point out that 20 years ago it would have been an unthinkable faux pas to trifle with the dignity of the Presidential office by challenging a President emeritus to a debate.

But that was before President Carter and President Clinton erased the dignity of the office by their appalling personal behavior.

13 posted on 01/12/2007 12:59:48 PM PST by wideawake
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To: presidio9

Before this recent book, he was merely the worst president and ex-president in history. Now, he's become a disgraceful buffoon profiting from hateful ideas about Israel while calling all who disagree too ignorant for him to deign to debate. The pomposity of this self-righteous twit is on full display now for all to see, and he has assured that this personality trait will equal his failed legacy as historians and biographers have to deal with him.


14 posted on 01/12/2007 12:59:53 PM PST by elhombrelibre (Saddam was against Iraq's liberation before the Democrats and MSM.)
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To: presidio9
And yet, as fellow liberal, no doubt you voted for him, Allen.

When you lie down with dogs....

15 posted on 01/12/2007 1:01:07 PM PST by mikeus_maximus (He who governs to please everyone pleases no one.)
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To: presidio9

Palestine: No Peace without Apartheid


16 posted on 01/12/2007 1:02:59 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Don't you think it's interesting how death and destruction seems to happen wherever Muslims gather.)
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To: presidio9

"Coward, Hypocrite, Bully"

A perfect describation of Peanut Jimmie and Dirtowits.


17 posted on 01/12/2007 1:03:26 PM PST by hgro
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To: presidio9

Well, it looks like I agree with Alan Dershowitz on one thing. But that may be about it.


18 posted on 01/12/2007 1:04:05 PM PST by TravisBickle (This space left unintentionally blank.)
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To: SJackson

i THINK everyone in the audience should have a yellow star of david stitched to their sleeves or pasted on their foreheads.

Or maybe washable tattoo'd numbers across their foreheads, too.

And some good leaflets of Scriptures about blessing Jews to be blessed; etc.

And maybe a dentist could give him a peanut carved with brain convolutions . . .

And everyone could carry a bottle of Fabreeze for the stink.


19 posted on 01/12/2007 1:04:42 PM PST by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIShe ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: presidio9
[ Harvard law professor and lawyer Alan Dershowitz has labeled former President Jimmy Carter a coward for refusing to debate him over Carter's controversial new book. ]

Whos delusional Carter or Dershowbiz?..
Jimmah knows he has no chance with Dershowbiz...

20 posted on 01/12/2007 1:07:12 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: Quix; SJackson
everyone in the audience should have a yellow star of david stitched to their sleeves

That's a wonderful idea. Somebody on this list mush know somebody who goes to Brandeis.

BTW, Pace University did a similiar star of David holocaust memorial last year, but people also had the option of wearing pink triangles, because being gay is the same thing as being Jewish, right?

21 posted on 01/12/2007 1:08:13 PM PST by presidio9 (It's "news" that New Jersey smells bad?)
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To: Always Right
Former President James Carter has the distinguished non-honor of being the weakest president of modern times, perhaps the weakest of all.

It should be of no surprise that Weakling Carter snivels away from a debate on a subject, even though he (allegedly) "wrote the book".

Also, even though Mister Dershowitz says a few things with which I coincidentally agree, overall he is no less of a rodent in my eyes.

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22 posted on 01/12/2007 1:10:12 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Kenton
Personally, I'm waiting for the, (inevitable), David Beckham/Posh Spice divorce.....oughtta be real juicy and messy


23 posted on 01/12/2007 1:10:13 PM PST by Clifford The Big Red Dog (Woof!)
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To: Ouderkirk
Palestine: No Peace without Apartheid

Ironically "Palestine", like most of the Arab world, is a classic example of apartheid. They opress Christians and don't allow Jews at all. A condition of turning Gaza over to a million plus Muslims, 8,000 Jews had to be expelled, along with 10% of Gaza's GDP, to satisfy their desire for religious purity.

24 posted on 01/12/2007 1:11:24 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
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To: presidio9

What's the matter with me...I've been agreement with Dershowitz on at least two occasions, including this, in the last year.


25 posted on 01/12/2007 1:11:46 PM PST by Busywhiskers (Strength and honor.)
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To: presidio9

Under Peanutbrain, the "misery index", defined as the sum of the unemployment rate and the rate of inflation, was over 21%. The socialist "ideas" of the current DemoSocialist "leaders" in Congress would return us to mortgage rates in the teens, high unemployment, high inflation, and a severely weakened national defense, replicating the Carter Years.


27 posted on 01/12/2007 1:16:08 PM PST by pleikumud
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To: presidio9
"coward,hypocrite, bully"

No he isn't. He is an idiot. He does not have the brains to be any of the above.
28 posted on 01/12/2007 1:20:07 PM PST by bilhosty (to hell with ABCNNBCBS)
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To: presidio9

"It's the height of cowardice," said Dershowitz. "He released this book saying he wanted to spark a debate and now he refuses to do just that."

And in a related story, water is found to be wet.........


29 posted on 01/12/2007 1:21:16 PM PST by 95 Bravo ("Freedom is not free.")
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To: presidio9

"Coward, hypocrite, bully", sounds like the character of the typical Democrat


30 posted on 01/12/2007 1:21:30 PM PST by quadrant
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To: Kenton

Yep, I love that 'The Donald' took shim on. Finally shim stepped on some rather big toes and Trump didn't let shim get away with it.


31 posted on 01/12/2007 1:22:42 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand; but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: Quix
THINK everyone in the audience should have a yellow star of david stitched to their sleeves or pasted on their foreheads.

Wouldn't have the desired effect. Most important is the selection of the audience, and particularly the questioners. I wouldn't assume he'll get anything other that softballs, critical questions could come from the uninformed. Carter knows how to manage a Q&A session.

32 posted on 01/12/2007 1:22:53 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
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To: Busywhiskers
I disagree with him on gun control, but agree with him that the 2nd amendment is a personal, not collective (militia) right.

I disagree with him on his pro-choice stance, but I agree with him that Roe was an awful decision.

His positions tend to be well thought out.

33 posted on 01/12/2007 1:25:45 PM PST by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
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To: Always Right
Aw heck...Dershowitz is being way too nice.

Most of us were using far worse (and accurate) terms for this idiot when he was mistakenly elected president.

34 posted on 01/12/2007 1:27:16 PM PST by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin')
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To: presidio9

I will he would tell us what he really thinks


35 posted on 01/12/2007 1:33:09 PM PST by clamper1797 (Per caritate viduaribus orphanibusque sed prime viduaribus)
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To: clamper1797

will = wish


36 posted on 01/12/2007 1:33:38 PM PST by clamper1797 (Per caritate viduaribus orphanibusque sed prime viduaribus)
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To: presidio9

Dersh tells it like it is!!!


37 posted on 01/12/2007 1:37:37 PM PST by dennisw (Don't let your past become your future -- Georges Gurdjieff)
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To: Logic n' Reason
I live in an agriculture area of S.E. Missouri. I remember Carter was shown on TV walking through his peanut farm, kicked a clod of dirt and the farmers swooned.

Of course most were democrats.

38 posted on 01/12/2007 1:42:13 PM PST by BARLF
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To: presidio9
Big Media is more interested in Rosie vs Trump.
39 posted on 01/12/2007 1:50:38 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: presidio9

Add to that doddering, senile old fool.


40 posted on 01/12/2007 2:02:10 PM PST by greccogirl
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To: greccogirl

And traitor.


41 posted on 01/12/2007 2:04:38 PM PST by presidio9 (It's "news" that New Jersey smells bad?)
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To: quadrant
Dershowitz Calls Jimmy Carter "Coward, Hypocrite, Bully"

And those are his more positive qualities.

42 posted on 01/12/2007 2:17:31 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Joe Brower
Alan Dershowitz has been solid on Israel and is finally waking up to the fact his fellow liberals are a horrible determent to the national security of America.
43 posted on 01/12/2007 3:17:51 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

http://rescueattempt.tripod.com


44 posted on 01/12/2007 3:45:23 PM PST by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty: The Pendleton 8)
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To: Baynative
Didn't Dershowitz also call OJ Simpson, "A good husband and father who was being falsely accused in a rush to judgement"?

I dunno. I'll believe you though. But I know that Dershowitz did say, that lawyers have the ethical right to lie in court. So did some law "professor" at Northwestern "Law" School, who wrote about it in a book.

45 posted on 01/12/2007 5:06:21 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: presidio9

It would have been cool if he said the same thing back in '80.


46 posted on 01/12/2007 5:07:37 PM PST by Tribune7 (Conservatives hold bad behavior against their leaders. Dims don't.)
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To: presidio9

I would love to see it happen.

No, being gay is an active choice in terms of behavior.

Environmental predispositions can make things challenging but don't force folks to do homosexual behaviors.

And denial about the idiocies of homosexual life is not at all the same thing as denial about the holocaust.

But I think your question was satire, right?


47 posted on 01/12/2007 5:51:07 PM PST by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIShe ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: SJackson

You're probably right.

But I'd still love to see the effort and publicity from it.

That and wearing T-shirts about the killer bunny scaring pooooh lil ol Jimmuh would be priceless.


48 posted on 01/12/2007 5:53:03 PM PST by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIShe ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: lilylangtree

How a seventh-rate academic rises in the world. At least she is better looking than Cindy Sheehan.


49 posted on 01/12/2007 6:57:56 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: presidio9

High praise for Carter’s work -- and not inconsiderable financial support -- also comes from the United Arab Emirates. In 2001, Carter even traveled to the country to accept the Zayed International Prize for the Environment, named for Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, the late UAE potentate and former president-for-life. Having claimed his $500,000 purse, Carter enthused that the “award has special significance for me because it is named for my personal friend, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan al-Nahyan.” Carter also hailed the UAE as an “almost completely open and free society” -- a surreal depiction of a rigidly authoritarian country where the government handpicks a select group of citizens to vote and strictly controls the editorial content of the newspapers and where Islamic Shari’a courts judge “sodomy” punishable by death. (To appreciate the depth of Carter’s cynicism, one need only compare his gushing encomia to the emirates with his likening of Israel, the most modern and democratic country in the entire Middle East, with the racist “apartheid” of South Africa.)



On top of these official honors, Carter was offered a forum at the Abu Dhabi-based Zayed Center for Coordination and Follow Up, the country’s official “think-tank.” For his part, Carter declared his intention to forge a “partnership” with the center; in a 2002 letter, Carter praised its efforts to “promote peace, health, and human rights around the world.” Inconveniently for Carter, the center has since become famous for a different reason: It has repeatedly played host to anti-Semitic speakers who have denied the Holocaust, supported terrorism, and alleged an international conspiracy of Jews and Zionists to dominate the world. (Harvard University, in contrast to Carter’s enthusiasm for Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, rejected a $2.5 million from the ruler in 2004 due to his ties to the Zayed Center.)



Nor does this exhaust the list of Carter’s backers in the Arab world. Still other supporters include Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who sits atop Oman’s absolute monarchy. An occasional host to Carter, the sultan has also made generous contributions to his center. Prior to inviting Carter for a “personal visit” in 1998, the sultan pledged $1 million to the Carter Center, promising additional support in the future. Similarly, Morocco’s Prince Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah, the second in line to the kingdom’s throne, has in the past partnered with Carter on the center’s initiatives.



On its face, there is nothing objectionable about these contacts. What has raised critics’ eyebrows is Carter’s immense chutzpah: In securing the financial support of assorted Arab leaders, Carter has gradually come to parrot their anti-Israel political agenda -- even as he styles himself as a dispassionate mediator in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


50 posted on 01/13/2007 9:25:21 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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