Thursday, August 17, 2006

Jimmy Carter - DUNCE! [link]

What can you say about any so-called American who says things like this?

I don't think that Israel has any legal or moral justification for their massive bombing of the entire nation of Lebanon. What happened is that Israel is holding almost 10,000 prisoners, so when the militants in Lebanon or in Gaza take one or two soldiers, Israel looks upon this as a justification for an attack on the civilian population of Lebanon and Gaza. I do not think that's justified, no.

Oh, it's just the Jews' job to die quietly. Jimmy always favored the Arabs.

Now, here is Jimmy talking about devout Christians:

The fundamentalists believe they have a unique relationship with God, and that they and their ideas are God's ideas and God's premises on the particular issue. Therefore, by definition since they are speaking for God anyone who disagrees with them is inherently wrong. And the next step is: Those who disagree with them are inherently inferior, and in extreme cases -- as is the case with some fundamentalists around the world -- it makes your opponents sub-humans, so that their lives are not significant. Another thing is that a fundamentalist can't bring himself or herself to negotiate with people who disagree with them because the negotiating process itself is an indication of implied equality. And so this administration, for instance, has a policy of just refusing to talk to someone who is in strong disagreement with them -- which is also a radical departure from past history. So these are the kinds of things that cause me concern. And, of course, fundamentalists don't believe they can make mistakes, so when we permit the torture of prisoners in Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib, it's just impossible for a fundamentalist to admit that a mistake was made.

Uh, Jimmy? I really think you are describing yourself. I am a non Christian who worked closely with devout Christians on political matters and I saw nothing of what you are describing above.

Here is Jimmy on America's response to 9/11:

Unfortunately, after Sept., there was an outburst in America of intense suffering and patriotism, and the Bush administration was very shrewd and effective in painting anyone who disagreed with the policies as unpatriotic or even traitorous. For three years, I'd say, the major news media in our country were complicit in this subservience to the Bush administration out of fear that they would be accused of being disloyal. I think in the last six months or so some of the media have now begun to be critical. But it's a long time coming.

Unfortunately? And I don't think the news media is subservient to the Administration. But, Jimmy lives in a special world.

Ok, here is Jimmy on the Democratic party:

I think I represent the vast majority of Democrats in this country. I think there is a substantial portion of American people that completely agree with me. I can't say a majority because we have fragmented portions in our country and divisions concerning gun control and the death penalty and abortion and gay marriage.

Well, I think he represents the wingnut roots...Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon, and company. But not Joe Sixpack. If Jimmy is representative of the Dems, then they are doomed.

Jimmy is arrogant, unforgiving, and a fool. He was a disgrace in office and an embarrassment in retirement.


Blogger Sulla said...

Lucius Cornelius,

I've been going by the online moniker "sulla" since the mid 1990s.

I found your site today via a technorati search, and was pleased to see that "Lucius Cornelius" travels on the same side of the road.

And you write very well. You do our namesake proud.

Pleased to have found you.

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