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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Jimmah -- II

In 1987, Martin Bartesch, a Chicago janitor, was found guilty by US authorities of being a Nazi war criminal. From The New York Sun:
Bartesch, who had immigrated to the U.S. and lived in Chicago, admitted to Sher's office and the court that he had voluntarily joined the Waffen SS and had served in the notorious SS Death’s Head Division at the Mauthausen concentration camp where, at the hands of Bartesch and his cohorts, many thousands of prisoners were gassed, shot, starved and worked to death. He also confessed to having concealed his service at the infamous camp from U.S. immigration officials.

Seems like old news, except for one small fact: In that same year, someone wrote a handwritten note on behalf of this war criminal, saying "I hope that, in cases like this, that special consideration can be given to affected families for humanitarian reasons.” His note was attached to Bartesch’s daughter’s letter asking the US Justice department for leniency.

Who was that person?

None other than Jimmy Carter, ex-President of the US.

So … we have Jimmah, pleading for a Nazi war criminal. When you think about it for a moment, it’s perfect symmetry.

Twenty years later, Jimmah’s screed of a book implies that Israel is a mistake, an apartheid state. It’s seems perfectly reasonable, given his actions in 1987 that today he argues in favor of the 21st century Nazi’s, Islamofascists like Hamas.

I’m still waiting for senior Democrat leaders to explicitly condemn his words and his position. The man is an embarrassment to his party and to this country.

Update: (1/18/07)

The Web, unlike the MSM, tends to vet every claim, almost immediately. There have been questions raised about the source of this story, althought there is no hard proof that it is not, in fact, the truth. I'll provide additional updates, but until then, it appears that Carter did write the note.