October 26, 2006

Even the Dems Denouce Former President Dhimmi Carter

Since he left office, former President Carter hasn't met a terrorist leader or Third World dictator whose side he won't take against the US or Israel. For doing so, the Left has declared him to be a revered elder statesman.

But now he has gone too far -- even for his own Democrats.

Top Democrats are rushing to repudiate former President Carter’s controversial new book on the Middle East, in which he accuses the Israeli government of maintaining an apartheid system.

Two key party leaders — Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, party chairman, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — and several congressmen issued statements Monday saying that the book, “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid,” does not represent their views on the Jewish state.

“It is wrong to suggest that the Jewish people would support a government in Israel or anywhere else that institutionalizes ethnically based oppression, and Democrats reject that allegation vigorously,” Pelosi wrote in a statement. “With all due respect to former President Carter, he does not speak for the Democratic Party on Israel.”

Carter’s book is being published by Simon & Schuster and is slated for release November 14. In an advanced draft copy of the work, obtained by the Forward, the former president asserts that Israel’s current policies in the Palestinian territories constitute “a system of apartheid, with two peoples occupying the same land but completely separated from each other, with Israelis totally dominant and suppressing violence by depriving Palestinians of their basic human rights.” He argues that Israel’s settlement policy is principally to blame for the failure of peace initiatives in the Middle East.

Dean also took issue with Carter’s assessment.

“While I have tremendous respect for former President Carter, I fundamentally disagree and do not support his analysis of Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” Dean wrote in a statement. “On this issue President Carter speaks for himself, the opinions in his book are his own, they are not the views or position of the Democratic Party. I and other Democrats will continue to stand with Israel in its battle against terrorism and for a lasting peace with its neighbors.”

Several Democratic members of New York’s House delegation — Reps. Steve Israel, Charlie Rangel and Jerrold Nadler — also have issued statements criticizing Carter’s book, as did Rep. John Conyers, Jr., a Michigan Democrat who is often criticized by members of the Jewish community for his failure to support Israel in a certain instance. Last summer, Conyers was one of eight House members who did not vote for a resolution backing the Jewish state in the wake of the Hezbollah attacks.

Good grief -- when even an anti-Semite like Conyers denounces someone for being too critical of Israel, you have to recognize that they have gone way too far.

And another sign that the argument goes way too far is when French government officials start taking the opposite side of the issue.

rench Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy declared last week he has changed his opinion on Israel's controversial separation barrier in light of its drastic effect on terror, forcing French authorities to clarify their position on the issue.

The barrier, which separates the West Bank from the rest of Israel, has garnered much criticism for creating a ghetto-style situation for the Palestinians and for allegedly appropriating Palestinian land on the Israeli side.

But although the French government has been critical of it since the start of its construction four years ago, Douste-Blazy has now reversed the feeling.

“I have significantly evolved on the matter of the separation fence” said Douste-Blazy on French Jewish television TFJ on Thursday. “Although the wall was a moral and ethical problem for me, when I realised terror attacks were reduced by 80 percent in the areas where the wall was erected, I understood I didn’t have the right to think that way.”

Douste-Blazy is the first high ranking French official to openly state his support for the security fence.

Remember -- he is part of a government that opposed and led the condemnation of the security fence. That there is now support for the fence from a member of that government should be seen as significant.

Buit not to worry -- Hamas is still in Dhimmi Carter's side.

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What you see as a semblance of healthy resistance to "hatred" on the part of Democrats is just the opposite. More fearful cowering to the Zionist Lobby in fervid concern about losing their votes of Jews etc. This of course only continues to endanger American security, as in the long term Israel's viability is tenous and the righteous wrath emanating from Islam at America's continuing subsidization of Palestinian oppression will continue to bring disaster to us.

The Arab world knows America was shoved into Iraq to protect Israel by the same Lobby to which the Democrats capitulate. 9/11 followed by the no-win quagmire there hints at increasing losses for America should both parties continue obediantly serving Israel.

|| Posted by Ken Hoop, October 27, 2006 08:47 AM ||

Hamas is "in his side"? Well, Carter did always consider himself just a bit too Christ-like. Maybe I should have said "Himself".

|| Posted by Honza P, October 27, 2006 11:24 AM ||

sanctioned by the Democratic Party?

|| Posted by Ken Hoop, October 27, 2006 03:37 PM ||

Sorry about the typo -- if that is all you have to say, then don't.

And KKKen, sorry that the dead Palis didn't get a chance to kill more Jews for you.

|| Posted by Rhymes With Right, October 27, 2006 05:59 PM ||

Jimmy Carter's Admission of Guilt

|| Posted by Macker, October 27, 2006 08:08 PM ||

I'm sorrier the racist Jews DID kill more Palestinains for you.

|| Posted by Ken Hoop, October 28, 2006 12:12 PM ||

KKKen -- when terrorists use civilians as shields, then the guilt for the deaths of those civilians falls on the terrorists, not the Israelis.

|| Posted by Rhymes With Right, October 28, 2006 04:58 PM ||

You mean like the20 Israeli soldiers who got killed in that kibbutz along with the kibbutz members?

|| Posted by Ken Hoop, October 29, 2006 08:07 PM ||

By unguided, untargeted rockets that were launched with no particular target in mind -- and which killed troops OUTSIDE the kibbutz, because of IDF directives that they not live in civilian communities during time of war.

|| Posted by Rhymes With Right, October 29, 2006 08:43 PM ||

IDF servicemen have charged their own government with wanton, aimless use of weaponry against civilians, including cluster bombs.

|| Posted by Ken Hoop, October 30, 2006 04:51 PM ||

Yeah, KKKen -- and John Kerry claimed US troops in Vietnam were the equivalent of the Golden Horde of Ghengis Khan.  In neither case does the charge stand up to serious scrutiny.

|| Posted by Rhymes With Right, October 30, 2006 06:57 PM ||

that's a canard against Kerry who made clear he was not describing all troops. Kerry, however betrayed his legacy by initially approving Bush's war based on WMD lies, even as many Democrats did not.

|| Posted by Ken Hoop, October 31, 2006 02:04 PM ||

Well, KKKen, Kerry did not make it clear that such was the case -- and also confessed to war crimes himself.  Somehow he has never called for his own prosecution, or those of any other Vietnam War "criminal".

By the way -- Kerry continues to show his class in the present.

|| Posted by Rhymes With Right, October 31, 2006 06:00 PM ||

You have a typically myopic American vision of what is politically important at the moment. In this framework, it is that a large majority of Iraqis, since 2004 in fact, have registered approval of insurgent attacks on an occupier they consider brutal.

This is one reason why the insurgency has proven so resilient, as classic successful counter insurgency requires a sympathetic native populace .

Easier to strike out at Kerry ,the symptom, than the root cause, the failed war itself.


|| Posted by Ken Hoop, October 31, 2006 06:47 PM ||
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