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  • Carter: 'Nutcases' are stopping climate action (funny)

    08/13/2014 9:08:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 13, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Former President Carter says climate skeptics are the "biggest handicap" for the U.S. when it comes to acting on global warming. “I would say the biggest handicap we have right now is some nutcases in our country that don’t believe in global warming,” Carter said Tuesday during the American Renewable Energy Day summit in Aspen, Colo. “I think they are going to change their position because of pressure from individuals, because the evidence of the ravages of global warming is already there," he added. The 39th president expressed frustration with the administration and Congress on their lack of efforts to...
  • Carter Calls on EU to Label Products from 'Illegal Settlements'

    05/12/2013 3:09:42 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/5/13
    Former US President Jimmy Carter has once again expressed his blatantly anti-Israel allegiances by calling on the European Union to “introduce proper labeling of goods produced on illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.” Carter was in Dublin together with former Irish president Mary Robinson and former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso for talks with Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore and diplomats from some 20 European countries on revitalizing the peace process in the Middle East. “With the Middle East peace process making no significant progress, we call on Europe to play a stronger and more independent role in...
  • Ex-President Carter congratulates Egyptians

    02/11/2011 1:59:15 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 11, 2011
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter is congratulating the people of Egypt on taking the first steps toward a new era of democratic legitimacy.
  • Jimmy Carter: My presidency was a success

    09/20/2010 8:43:00 AM PDT · by pissant · 69 replies
    WTSP News 10 ^ | 9/20/10 | Chris Collette
    You don't often hear a U.S. president, past or present, talking about his mistakes and shortcomings in office. But that's what you will hear now - from the 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter. It turns out that during his four year term President Carter kept a diary that he is now publishing, along with an often-harsh critique of his own performance in the White House. His tenure, which correspondent Lesley Stahl covered as a CBS White House correspondent, was tumultuous. The problems he confronted kept mounting and people wondered if he was cursed by a dismal economy,...
  • Jimmy Carter Worries Court Ruling May Affect His Interaction With Terror Groups

    06/22/2010 6:18:52 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Jimmy Carter Worries Court Ruling May Affect His Interaction With Terror Groups Tuesday, June 22, 2010 By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor (CNSNews.com) – Former President Jimmy Carter has voiced concern that Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on “material support” to terrorist groups may criminalize his “work to promote peace and freedom.” Carter, whose advocacy has entailed contact with groups designated by the U.S. government as “foreign terrorist organizations” (FTOs) – notably Hamas and Hezbollah – said he was disappointed by the court decision. The high court, in a 6-3 decision, upheld a federal law that forbids providing “material support” to an...
  • High Court Upholds Anti-Terror Law

    06/21/2010 7:49:20 AM PDT · by lbryce · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 21, 2010 | AP Staff
    The Supreme Court has upheld a federal law that bars ''material support'' to foreign terrorist organizations, rejecting a free speech challenge from humanitarian aid groups. The court ruled 6-3 Monday that the government may prohibit all forms of aid to designated terrorist groups, even if the support consists of training and advice about entirely peaceful and legal activities. Material support intended even for benign purposes can help a terrorist group in other ways, Chief Justice John Roberts said in his majority opinion. ''Such support frees up other resources within the organization that may be put to violent ends,'' Roberts said....
  • The Second Coming of Jimmy Carter

    06/21/2010 3:43:15 AM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2010 | Dan Gainor
    It took Barack Obama less time to become Jimmy Carter than it took Carter. Sure, their presidencies have taken similar tracks – relative Washington newcomers amidst bad economies and talk of cities defaulting on debt. Even the election of Sen. Scott Brown to take over for the late Sen. Ted Kennedy was similar to the GOP taking the seat held by the late Sen. Hubert Humphrey in 1978. That was just the opening act. Carter went down in history as man overwhelmed by the office he held. And Tuesday night, in front of the entire nation, Barack Obama sounded just...
  • Jimmy Carter Upset By Obama Comparison

    02/25/2010 7:07:43 PM PST · by pissant · 51 replies · 1,528+ views
    Fox ^ | 2/25/10 | Hannity
    The news that is not White House approved... Carter: The Sequel Former President Jimmy Carter is fuming. Given his disastrous record in office you would think that he would be happy to be compared to the Anointed One, but apparently President Obama has made such a mess that even Carter is now distancing himself. When foreign policy analyst Walter Russell Meade compared the two in the journal Foreign Policy, Carter submitted a letter to the editor noting this displeasure, stating, "I resent Meade's use of such phrases as, 'In the worst scenario turn him [Obama] into a new Jimmy Carter'...
  • Carter slams magazine takedown

    02/24/2010 8:15:01 AM PST · by LouAvul · 17 replies · 671+ views
    Former President Jimmy Carter, who can get good and cranky when he feels his legacy is being misrepresented, is slamming Foreign Policy for publishing a takedown of his foreign affairs record that cautioned President Obama from succumbing to the "Carter Syndrome." The former president, who is credited with brokering the Camp David accords between Israel and Egypt, took issue with author Walter Russell Mead, who accused him of crafting a scattered and indecisive foreign policy. Plus the editors should have called him for comment, he says in an emotional and candid letter. "The editors apparently accepted without checking the author's...
  • Thatcher and Carter: the not-so special relationship

    02/06/2010 7:39:02 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 19 replies · 808+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 2/6/2010 | Anthony Seldon
    Newly released documents from Margaret Thatcher's first year in office reveal her widespread distrust of the Establishment - especially the BBC - and her growing impatience with the Carter administration Margaret Thatcher with President Jimmy Carter in December 1979. Months earlier, he had congratulated her cooly on her election, calling it a 'tremendous personal victory for you' "Would you accept the Republican nomination for President in 1980?" Margaret Thatcher was asked at a Foreign Policy Association lunch in New York December 18, 1979. The scribbled note, from an anonymous doting American, is just one of many documents released last week...
  • [Jimmy] Carter: Racism plays major role in opposition to Obama [HURL ALERT]

    09/16/2009 5:16:13 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 45 replies · 1,392+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 16 Sep 09 | CNN (Communist News Network)
    (CNN) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that racial politics played a role in South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst during President Obama's speech to Congress last week and in some of the opposition the president has faced since taking office. Former President Carter tells "NBC Nightly News" that racism has surfaced in opposition to President Obama. "I think an overwhelming portion of the intensely demonstrated animosity toward President Barack Obama is based on the fact that he is a black man, that he's African-American," Carter told "NBC Nightly News." "I live in the South, and I've seen the...
  • 'Obama administration sent message to Hamas' (Carter 'right person' to serve as middle man)

    06/16/2009 9:21:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 446+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 16, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Former President Jimmy Carter passed a message to Hamas from the Obama administration, according to senior sources in the Islamist group. The sources did not disclose the content of the purported message or whether the communication was written or oral. They spoke on condition of anonymity, because they said Hamas had not yet reached a decision on officially releasing the information they were divulging. Separately, in an interview with WND today, Ahmed Yousef, Hamas' chief political adviser in Gaza, refused to confirm or deny that any message was passed to his group from the White House. Youssef said,...
  • 'Hamas thwarts Carter assassination'

    06/16/2009 2:00:45 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 28 replies · 917+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 16 Jun 09 | Yaakov Katz, JPost.com staff and AP
    Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh told former US President Jimmy Carter Tuesday that his government supported any plan that aims to fulfill the aspirations of the Palestinians, preserves their rights and leads to the establishment of a sovereign Palestinian state in all the territories that were occupied by Israel in 1967. Haniyeh, according to his aides, also expressed Hamas's desire to end the case of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, welcoming Carter's mediation efforts in this regard. Haniyeh was quoted as saying that Hamas supported achieving a dignified solution to the Schalit case on a "human and political basis." Haniyeh...
  • VIDEO: Gingrich Compares President Obama To Jimmy Carter

    06/05/2009 9:19:08 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 33 replies · 1,021+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 5, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich compares President Obama to Jimmy Carter because of his "sense of confusion" of who our enemies are. Gingrich also criticizes Obama for his "unwillingness" to be "bold and positive about America when overseas."
  • Carter: McCain milking POW time

    08/28/2008 12:23:55 PM PDT · by pissant · 74 replies · 389+ views
    USA TODAY | 8/28/08 | Alan Gomez
    USA Today --- Link only http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-08-28-carter-denver_N.htm
  • Dick Morris: "Obama — the New Jimmy Carter"

    08/20/2008 6:40:46 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 54 replies · 562+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 20 Aug 08 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann
    Last week raised important questions about whether Barack Obama is strong enough to be president. On the domestic political front, he showed incredible weakness in dealing with the Clintons, while on foreign and defense questions, he betrayed a lack of strength and resolve in standing up to Russia’s invasion of Georgia. This two-dimensional portrait of weakness underscores fears that Obama might, indeed, be a latter-day Jimmy Carter. Consider first the domestic and political. Bill and Hillary Clinton have no leverage over Obama. Hillary can’t win the nomination. She doesn’t control any committees. If she or her supporters tried to disrupt...
  • JimmyCarter08.com - anti-Obama website

    06/15/2008 10:25:32 PM PDT · by americanophile · 9 replies · 418+ views
    jimmycarter08.com ^ | June 15, 2008 | JImmyCarter08.com
    8 years. 8 years of listening to the Left pillory, degrade, humiliate, demonize and unrelentingly attack George W. Bush, his administration, the GOP, our troops and America herself. Perhaps no president in modern American history has been subject to such a callous, hateful, and utterly false attempt to demonize his character, vilify his policies, and undermine his presidency. Now, in an effort to elect the most leftist senator in the U.S. Senate, a new Jimmy Carter, the left has begun its assault on an American hero, John McCain, spreading the canard that he is running for Bush’s third term, laughably...
  • Carter says he'll endorse Obama

    06/03/2008 3:00:41 PM PDT · by Hadean · 23 replies · 43+ views
    AJC.com ^ | June 3, 2008 | JIM GALLOWAY
    The Associated Press announcement that Barack Obama has clinched the Democratic nomination for president has prompted former President Jimmy Carter, one of Georgia's three undecided delegates to the national convention, to officially pick a side. Deanna Congileo, a spokeswoman for Carter, confirmed that the former president has told the Obama campaign "they would have his vote after polls close tonight." Carter has strongly hinted that he would support Obama, but did not commit until Tuesday. Two other superdelegates -- Richard Ray, president of the Georgia AFL-CIO, and U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall of Macon -- said they'll continue to sit...
  • Former President Carter says he will endorse Obama

    06/03/2008 12:09:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies · 132+ views
    Breitbart ^ | June 3, 2008
    ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Carter says he'll endorse Democrat Barack Obama after the polls close on the final primaries. Carter told The Associated Press on Tuesday: "The fact is the Obama people already know they have my vote when the polls close tonight." Carter spoke to the AP after addressing the Georgia World Congress Center. Carter, a superdelegate, has remained officially neutral in the race but has offered high praise to Obama. Carter has noted that his children, grandchildren and their spouses back the Illinois senator. South Dakota and Montana hold primaries Tuesday.
  • US Sees No Change From Hamas After Carter Talks

    04/21/2008 10:16:15 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 6 replies · 78+ views
    VOA ^ | 21 April 2008 | David Gollust
    The U.S. State Department says it sees no policy changes by the Palestinian militant group Hamas in the wake of former President Jimmy Carter's meetings with Hamas leaders. VOA's David Gollust reports from the State Department the Bush administration counseled Mr. Carter against meeting Hamas. Bush administration officials were irate over Mr. Carter's plans to meet Hamas, arguing it would undermine a political boycott aimed at forcing U.S. designated terrorist organization to accept international terms for Middle East peace talks. Now that the former U.S. president has met key Hamas figures, the State Department is downplaying Mr. Carter's suggestion that...
  • The Real Jimmy Carter

    04/21/2008 8:35:34 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies · 148+ views
    Newsmax ^ | April 1, 008 | Ronald Kessler
    As former President Jimmy Carter met with Hamas leaders and laid a wreath at the tomb of terrorist Yasser Arafat, Americans were wondering who Carter really is. Carter came into office portraying himself as a man of the people, a peanut farmer who cares about the problems of working class Americans. But Secret Service agents, Air Force One stewards, and White House residence staff saw an entirely different picture.Snip.... If the true measure of a man is how he treats the little people, Carter flunked the test. Inside the White House, Carter treated those who helped and protected him with...
  • Jimmy Carter calls Cheney a "disaster"

    10/10/2007 12:52:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 182 replies · 3,247+ views
    Jimmy Carter calls Cheney a "disaster" Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:28pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday denounced Vice President Dick Cheney as a "disaster" for the country and a "militant" who has had an excessive influence in setting foreign policy. Cheney has been on the wrong side of the debate on many issues, including an internal White House discussion over Syria in which the vice president is thought to be pushing a tough approach, Carter said. "He's a militant who avoided any service of his own in the military and he has been most forceful...
  • Jimmy Carter Praises John Edwards

    08/30/2007 7:39:52 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 33 replies · 658+ views
    RTTNews ^ | 08/29/07
    Speaking in his home state, former President Jimmy Carter all but endorsed former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards on Wednesday, praising the Democratic presidential contender for his stand against poverty and work on behalf of the environment. "I can say without equivocation that no one who is running for president has presented anywhere near as comprehensive and accurate a prediction of what our country ought to do in the field of environmental quality, in the field of health care for those who are not presently insured, for those who struggle with poverty," Carter said. In an interview after his appearance...
  • Carter continues to legitimize terrorists

    06/27/2007 9:47:00 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 26 replies · 625+ views
    BP ^ | Jun 26, 2007 | Gregory Tomlin
    The United States and European Union should recognize the terrorist organization Hamas as a legitimate component of the Palestinian government, former President Jimmy Carter said at a human rights conference in Dublin, Ireland, June 19. Hamas, he said, had won free and fair elections in 2006, making the United States' refusal to aid the Palestinian faction and recognize its right to govern a "criminal" act. Carter said he believes both Western governments and Israel are favoring the rival Fatah party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, which now only governs the West Bank. Fatah also governed the Gaza Strip until...
  • Jimmy Carter is a liar, say's fellow democrat Alan Dershowitz.

    06/20/2007 5:21:03 AM PDT · by Arcy · 40 replies · 2,230+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 13 2007 | Alan Dershowitz
    When former President Jimmy Carter spoke at Brandeis University in January, he complained that “this is the first time I’ve ever been called a liar…”. Well, he’d better get used to it, because I can now prove that he is a liar. Last week, in a speech at George Washington University, he categorically denied that he had received any invitation to debate me about his book. He said that he had—these are his quoted words—“never received any invitation to debate, contrary to what a Harvard professor has said.”[1] Well, one of us is lying, and it’s not me. My best...
  • Jimmy Carter To Bush: Never Mind

    05/21/2007 8:55:35 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 85 replies · 2,748+ views
    CBS/AP ^ | May 21, 2007
    Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday his remarks were "careless or misinterpreted" when he said the Bush administration has been the "worst in history" for its impact around the world. Speaking on NBC's "Today," Mr. Carter appeared to retreat from a statement he made to Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in which he said: "I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history." The comment was in a story published in the newspaper Saturday. Mr. Carter said Monday that when he made the comment, he was responding to a question...
  • President Carter to Military: Get Rid of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Homosexual Policy

    05/16/2007 11:46:19 PM PDT · by Princip. Conservative · 40 replies · 2,557+ views
    WASHINGTON, D.C. May 16, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Former President Jimmy Carter issued a statement yesterday urging the United States military drop its “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy regarding homosexuals in the military. "The nation’s commitment to human rights requires that lawmakers revisit ’Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ the current policy that prevents lesbians, gays and bisexuals from serving openly in our armed forces," Carter said in an exclusive statement to the homosexual activist group, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN). Carter told the SLDN that the current prohibition “regulates a group of citizens then prohibits them from identifying themselves and speaking up...
  • Carter finds welcome at UC Berkeley

    05/03/2007 3:44:26 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 477+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 5/3/7 | Ryan Huff
    To bring about peace in the Middle East, the United States needs to play a more prominent leadership role, and Israel must allow Palestinians to regain control of the West Bank, former President Carter told a packed audience at UC Berkeley on Wednesday afternoon. "The bottom line is this: Israel will never find peace until it is willing to withdraw from its neighbor's land," he said. "And the hostility toward Americans throughout the Islamic world is directly related to the continued bloodshed between Israel and Palestine and the (United States') lack of effort to bring peace to that region." Carter...
  • Cheney Allegedly Offers to Trade Carter for Hostages

    03/25/2007 9:29:07 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies · 1,915+ views
    Scrappleface ^ | Scott Ott
    Cheney Allegedly Offers to Trade Carter for Hostages by Scott Ott (2007-03-25) ? A source close to Dick Cheney said today that the vice president has suggested freeing 15 British sailors and marines from Iranian captivity by trading former President Jimmy Carter for the hostages. The deal, which Mr. Cheney reportedly believes ?has a certain poetic justice to it?, would require an executive order signed by President George Bush, but the unnamed source said presidential adviser Karl Rove ?can take care of that as usual without bothering the president with the details.? White House insiders said the trade would not...
  • Jimmy Carter Criticizes Simon Wiesenthal Center

    02/07/2007 10:52:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies · 1,378+ views
    Weisenthal.com | 2/7/2007 | Rabbi Marvin Heir
    In reaction to your 25,000 signed petitions that were sent to former US President Jimmy Carter protesting his book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," Mr. Carter has responded. In a hand-written letter to Rabbi Marvin Hier, the Center’s dean and founder, President Carter accused the Center of "falsehood and slander." Rabbi Hier responded, in part, "Let me say, Mr. President, that I am not one who believes that Israel is infallible ... the only reason there is no peace in the Middle East is because of Islamic extremists who refuse to compromise, not because of the State of Israel.” Read the...
  • Carter Accuses Jewish Group of ‘Slander’ After Questioning Controversial Book

    02/07/2007 8:41:22 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 1,215+ views
    Carter Accuses Jewish Group of ‘Slander’ After Questioning Controversial Book Wednesday, February 07, 2007 By Melissa Drosjack WASHINGTON — Jimmy Carter has accused an international Jewish human rights group of "falsehood and slander" for launching a petition that resulted in thousands of signatures being sent to the former president in protest of his controversial book about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "I don't believe Simon Wiesenthal would have resorted to falsehood and slander to raise funds," Carter wrote last month in a handwritten letter to the head of the human rights center that bears the name of the late Holocaust survivor and...
  • Jimmy Carter: Too many Jews on Holocaust council

    01/25/2007 8:55:10 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 142 replies · 3,145+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 25, 2007 | Aaron Klein
    Former President Jimmy Carter once complained there were "too many Jews" on the government's Holocaust Memorial Council, Monroe Freedman, the council's former executive director, told WND in an exclusive interview. Freedman, who served on the council during Carter's term as president, also revealed a noted Holocaust scholar who was a Presbyterian Christian was rejected from the council's board by Carter's office because the scholar's name "sounded too Jewish." Freedman, now a professor of law at Hofstra University, was picked by the council's chairman, author Elie Weisel, to serve as executive director in 1980. The council, created by the Carter White...
  • Carter defends book, says character attacks hurt

    01/24/2007 12:12:10 PM PST · by presidio9 · 74 replies · 1,429+ views
    Reuters ^ | 01/24/07
    WALTHAM, Mass. (Jan 24, 2007): Jimmy Carter defended his controversial book yesterday, telling a predominantly Jewish university that his goal was revive Middle East peace talks and that attacks on his character had hurt him and his family. Jewish groups have expressed outrage at "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," arguing that its comparison of Israel's treatment of Palestinians with South Africa's reviled apartheid system of racial segregation could undermine perceptions of Israel's legitimacy. The former U.S. president, in his first direct address to Jewish Americans on his book, said the title referred to human rights in the Palestinian territories, not in...
  • Carter defends Mideast book as accurate ["I have been called a liar,",an anti-Semite.....]

    01/20/2007 4:43:49 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies · 1,303+ views
    Carter defends Mideast book as accurate By CHARLES ODUM, Associated Press Writer 29 minutes ago Former President Jimmy Carter said Saturday that the storm of criticism he has faced for his recent book has not weakened his resolve for fair treatment of Israelis and Palestinians. "I have been called a liar," Carter said at a town hall meeting on the second day of a three-day symposium on his presidency at the University of Georgia. "I have been called an anti-Semite," he said. "I have been called a bigot. I have been called a plagiarist. I have been called a coward....
  • Handwritten Note From Jimmy Carter Interceding for Nazi SS Guard Proven to Have Murdered Jews

    01/18/2007 1:50:12 PM PST · by LtdGovt · 78 replies · 3,608+ views
    itshinesforall ^ | January 18, 2007 | Daniel Freedman
    Exclusive: Handwritten Note From Jimmy Carter Interceding for Nazi SS Guard Proven to Have Murdered JewsWe now have a copy of the note that Jimmy Carter sent to the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Special Investigation, interceding on behalf of a Nazi SS Guard. We first reported on this story this morning.
  • Jimmy Carter's offensive against U.S. Jewry

    01/14/2007 6:43:08 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies · 874+ views
    Ha'aertz ^ | 1-14-7 | Bradley Burston
    Shortly after Jimmy Carter's "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" began appearing in bookstores, the former president stated that one ultimate goal of the book was "to help restart peace talks (now absent for six years) that can lead to permanent peace for Israel and its neighbors." One might assume, then, that Mr. Carter might be troubled by the signal lack of interest and comment the book has stirred in Israel. Unless Carter's beef was not really with Israel. Unless, that is, Carter's true intended target was the organized American Jewish community. If Carter's intent had been to foster a revival of...
  • Rabbis throw book at Jimmy

    01/12/2007 11:11:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 48 replies · 1,343+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1-12-07 | OWEN MORITZ
    Outraged by Jimmy Carter's controversial new book, the nation's largest organization of rabbis yesterday pulled out of a planned visit to the former President's human rights center in Atlanta. The Central Conference of American Rabbis, representing nearly 2,000 Reform rabbis, said it was protesting Carter's latest book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," which many say unfairly criticizes Israel. The announcement came just hours after 14 members of an advisory board to the Carter Center also quit in protest over the book. "You have clearly abandoned your historic role of broker in favor of becoming an advocate for one side," the resigning...
  • Carter: Our Worst Ex-President?

    01/12/2007 7:18:29 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 67 replies · 1,823+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12 Jan 2007 | Staff
    The Presidency: When those close to a person of eminence sever ties because of his objectionable beliefs, something is very wrong. That's exactly where one disgraced ex-president finds himself these days. Time was that Jimmy Carter, the ex-president in question, could rely on his reputation as a foreign democracy monitor and charitable home builder to maintain a modicum of public affection and respect. Sadly, that time now seems past. With his recent book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," Carter has deservedly been hammered for his twisted anti-Israel beliefs. Now, his namesake Carter Center has been rocked by the departure of a...
  • Ford called Carter a 'disaster'

    01/12/2007 1:45:53 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 266 replies · 10,614+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/12/07 | AP
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - In 25 years of interviews with his hometown paper that could only be released upon his death, former President Ford once called Jimmy Carter a "disaster" who ranked alongside Warren Harding, and said Ronald Reagan received far too much credit for ending the Cold War. "It makes me very irritated when Reagan's people pound their chests and say that because we had this big military buildup, the Kremlin collapsed," Ford told The Grand Rapids Press. The best president of his lifetime, Ford said, was a more moderate Republican: Dwight D. Eisenhower. Harry Truman "would get very...
  • Why won't Carter debate his book?

    12/21/2006 5:24:44 AM PST · by cloud8 · 63 replies · 1,428+ views
    boston.com ^ | December 21, 2006 | By Alan Dershowitz
    YOU CAN ALWAYS tell when a public figure has written an indefensible book: when he refuses to debate it in the court of public opinion. And you can always tell when he's a hypocrite to boot: when he says he wrote a book in order to stimulate a debate, and then he refuses to participate in any such debate. I'm talking about former president Jimmy Carter and his new book "Palestine Peace Not Apartheid." Carter's book has been condemned as "moronic" (Slate), "anti-historical" (The Washington Post), "laughable" (San Francisco Chronicle), and riddled with errors and bias in reviews across the...
  • Jimmy Carter: Speaking frankly about Israel and Palestine (I'm No Antisemite)

    12/08/2006 2:09:43 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 65 replies · 2,096+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/8/06
    I SIGNED A CONTRACT with Simon & Schuster two years ago to write a book about the Middle East, based on my personal observations as the Carter Center monitored three elections in Palestine and on my consultations with Israeli political leaders and peace activists... The many controversial issues concerning Palestine and the path to peace for Israel are intensely debated among Israelis and throughout other nations — but not in the United States. For the last 30 years, I have witnessed and experienced the severe restraints on any free and balanced discussion of the facts. This reluctance to criticize any...
  • Longtime Aide Tells FOX News Why He Cut Ties to Carter (Left's Hero Down The Toilet)

    12/07/2006 3:37:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 48 replies · 1,946+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/7/2006 | Melissa Drosjack
    WASHINGTON — A longtime aide to former President Jimmy Carter told FOXNews.com Thursday that he cut ties with the Carter Center in protest of a new book on Palestinian lands because it distorts history to shape the reader's opinion to one side of the issue. "I just want to be sure that when people write history, people don't do it for purpose of special pleading," said Kenneth Stein, director of the Institute for the Study of Modern Israel of Emory University. "They write it the way it was. They don't try to shape a person's opinion and slide them down...
  • Jimmy Carter's Dirty Tricks

    12/04/2006 11:53:11 AM PST · by reprobate · 36 replies · 3,478+ views
    Athens Banner Herald ^ | 12/2/2006 | Dick Yarbrough
    It seems Jimmy has a past. Read on. Yarbrough: Sanders led Georgia through trying times | | Story updated at 2:03 AM on Saturday, December 2, 2006 Dick Yarbrough Two significant developments came out of Carl Sanders' race for governor of Georgia against Jimmy Carter in 1970. First, unlike Carter, Sanders refused to compromise his principles in order to get elected. Second, once the election was over, the former governor decided to leave the political arena and devote himself to building his law practice. Today, Troutman Sanders, which he serves as chairman emeritus, is one of the 100 largest law...
  • VIDEO: 'You're a racist and anti-Semite,' one caller shouted at Carter during C-SPAN2 broadcast...[L

    12/03/2006 6:55:22 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 269 replies · 12,938+ views
    Drudge Report - You Tube Link ^ | 3 Dec 06 | Matt Drudge
    VIDEO: 'You're a racist and anti-Semite,' one caller shouted at Carter during C-SPAN2 broadcast... Developing...
  • Jimmy Carter: Involve Iran, Syria in Iraq Conference

    12/01/2006 11:36:57 AM PST · by freedom44 · 41 replies · 579+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 12/01/06 | Newsmax
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is calling for an international conference to convene on alleviating the damage done by the war in Iraq. Carter told Voice of America that such a conference would provide reassurance to the Iraqi people that the international community cares about them. He said participants in the conference would include the countries surrounding Iraq, European nations, the United States and others. Carter in particular said he believes Iran and Syria should be brought into the process, although he said this may not involve direct talks between the two nations and the U.S. Carter also called for...
  • Iraq one of greatest presidential blunders: Carter

    11/28/2006 10:19:51 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 71 replies · 1,500+ views
    AFP ^ | Wednesday, November 29, 2006
    WASHINGTON: Former US President Jimmy Carter has said the Iraq war was one of the "greatest blunders" ever made by a US leader. Carter however, said on CNN he believed the raging sectarian violence wracking the US-occupied country so far fell short of a civil war. "I think that the original invasion of Iraq, and all of its consequences were a blunder," Carter said. "It's going to prove, I believe to be one of the greatest blunders that American presidents have ever made." Asked whether the Iraq war would prove to be a bigger mistake in the annals of US...
  • Losing its lustre (Is the Nobel 'peace' prize junk?)

    10/13/2006 8:19:10 PM PDT · by voletti · 34 replies · 1,006+ views
    The Economist ^ | 10/14/06 | The Economist
    An anti-poverty campaigner and a bank in Bangladesh have won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The purpose of the prize has become muddled. It may be better to withhold it next time. BRAVERY is a characteristic shared by most winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. On Friday October 13th, the Norwegian part of the Nobel Institute (a Swedish body that dishes out the other coveted prizes, for science and literature) named the recipient of the 2006 peace award. An unofficial shortlist included a pair of Irish rock stars who have received a lot of attention for trying to promote development...
  • "North Korea cannot be Allowed to develop a nuclear bomb"

    10/09/2006 4:51:40 PM PDT · by Grendel9 · 20 replies · 920+ views
    ...so said Bill Clinton on Novemer 7, 1993. "A recent ad on the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee website opened with the words,"Security Under Bush and GOP?" It claimed "North Korea has quadrupled its nuclear arsen," and included footage of a tank and North Korea Pres. Kim Jong Il. THe ad ended, "Feel safer? Vote for change." Democrats have been hoping we'll all completely forget history YEs, North Korea is an incredibly dangerous nuclear member of the axis of evil, and for that we can thank Bill Cliton: *In the spring of 1992 brutal North Korean dictator Kim Il Sung allowed...
  • Cut & paste: I'm convinced the North Koreans won't test nukes

    10/09/2006 5:15:30 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 39 replies · 1,573+ views
    The Australian ^ | 10th October 2006
    Nobel laureate and ex-envoy Jimmy Carter, on CNN (after his dealings with dictator Kim Il-sung) on June 22, 1994 CARTER: What the North Koreans were waiting for was some treatment of their exalted leader with respect and a direct communication. I didn't have to argue with him. When I outlined the specific points that were the Clinton administration's position, I presented them to him. And with very little equivocation, he agreed. I think it's all roses now. I've known that there were people in Washington who were sceptical about any direct dealing with the North Koreans. They were already condemned...
  • Engaging North Korea (vintage Jimmuh Carter barf alert)

    10/09/2006 11:56:15 AM PDT · by verum ago · 15 replies · 702+ views
    Truthout ^ | 10/27/02 | Jimmy Carter
    ATLANTA -- In June 1994, the North Koreans had expelled inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency and were threatening to process spent fuel -- from a graphite-moderated nuclear reactor in Yongbyon -- into plutonium. It was clear that war might break out on the Korean peninsula. The United Nations Security Council was being urged by the United States to impose severe sanctions on North Korea. There was a general consensus, shared by American military experts, that the combined forces of South Korea and the United States could defeat North Korea with overwhelming power. But it was almost inevitable that...