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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Jimmy - Redux

Jimmy Carter. As a president, he was an unmitigated disaster … a failure in virtually all areas of domestic and foreign policy and a key catalyst (on the geopolitical front) of the ascendancy of Islamofascism over the past 35 years. But as an elder statement, he has become … what’s the right word? Tiresome.

In an op-ed piece for the left-wing Guardian newspaper in the U.K. he spews his typical pro-islamist tripe:
The world is witnessing a terrible human rights crime in Gaza, where a million and a half human beings are being imprisoned with almost no access to the outside world. An entire population is being brutally punished.

This gross mistreatment of the Palestinians in Gaza was escalated dramatically by Israel, with United States backing, after political candidates representing Hamas won a majority of seats in the Palestinian Authority parliament in 2006. The election was unanimously judged to be honest and fair by all international observers.

Yes, the democratic Palestinians – a people that has chosen, that’s right, chosen to be victims for their entire 60-year history. It’s very important to note that there was NO “Palestinian” people or state of Palestine prior to the UN’s creation of Israel in 1948. The “Palestinian” people were residents of Jordan, or Egypt or the region that became Israel, but there was no national entity, no king or President, no parliament … nothing.

Jimmy is so concerned about “crimes” and oh so concerned about the plight of the Palestinians but seems relatively unconcerned about the crimes perpetrated by the Palestinians. It worth noting that in a 680 word op-ed, Jimmy whines about all of Israel’s “injustices,” but spends only 48 words on the Palestinian terror attacks and the 6,000 plus rockets that Hamas has fired indiscriminately into Israel over the past two years. He conveniently forgets to mention the Palestinian charter that demands the destruction of Israel, or a Palestinian education system (if that’s an appropriate word) that makes Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda look tame, or a culture of death that lionizes children who blow themselves up in crowds of civilians. No worries, all of that is under Jimmy’s radar.

Jimmy Carter is a fool, and frankly, hardly worth the bandwidth. But his presence in today’s media might be a harbinger of things to come.

I have this awful feeling that Barack Obama is Jimmy Carter redux. Slicker and a better communicator, no doubt. Updated for the 21st century, unquestionably. But Carter, all the same.

I have little faith that the MSM will probe Obama’s positions and even less that they’ll compare them to past Democratic administrations over the past 40 years. But if they do, what they’ll find is a doctrinaire hard-Left ideologue whose lack of experience in both domestic and international matters is profound, and whose claims that "hope, bipartisanship, and change" will “change the world” are belied by a (thin) record that demonstrates none of those things.

IF Barack morphs into Jimmy, we’re in for a very rocky ride.