The not so secret lust of Dhimmi Carter

“I’ve looked on a lot of women with lust. I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times. This is something that God recognizes I will do–and I have done it–and God forgives me for it.”
-Jimmy Carter; Interview, Playboy, November 1976

Mr. Carter has yet to remark so succinctly that he lusts for the destruction of Israel, but I suppose Yahweh expects him to do that, too. Perhaps he can gain forgiveness if he would update his 1976 comments: “I’ve looked on the United States with disgust. I’ve omitted truth in my heart many times. This is something God recognizes I will do – and I have done it – and I forgive myself for it.”

Below you’ll find various commentators on former President Carter’s recent foray into plagiarism, quarter truths and demented anti-Semitism – his book, Palestine, Peace Not Apartheid. Click links for full articles.

Jimmy Carter and the Arab Lobby

-Jacob Laksin

…Carter claims that critics are compromised by their support for Israel, their ties to pro-Israel lobbying organizations, and — a more pernicious charge — their Jewish background. In interviews about his book, Carter has seldom missed an opportunity to invoke what he calls the *powerful influence of AIPAC,* with the subtext that it is the lobbying group, and not his slanderous charges about Israel, that is mainly responsible for mobilizing popular outrage over Palestine. In a related line of defense, Carter has singled out *representatives of Jewish organizations* in the media as the prime culprits behind his poor reviews and *university campuses with high Jewish enrollment* as the main obstacle to forthright debate about his book on American universities. (Ironically, when challenged last week by Alan Dershowitz to a debate about his book at Brandeis University, which has a large Jewish student body, Carter rejected the invitation.)

Bluster aside, Carter*s chief complaint seems to be that anyone who identifies with Israel, whether in the form of individual support or in a more organized capacity, is incapable of grappling honestly with the issues in the Arab-Israeli conflict. But Carter is poorly placed to make this claim. If such connections alone are sufficient to discredit his critics, then by his own logic Carter is undeserving of a hearing. After all, the Carter Center, the combination research and activist project he founded at Emory University in 1982, has for years prospered from the largesse of assorted Arab financiers.

Why won’t Carter debate his book?
-Alan Dershowitz

[Former President Jimmy] Carter’s book [“Palestine, Peace Not Apartheid.”] 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 country. Many of the reviews have been written by non-Jewish as well as Jewish critics, and not by “representatives of Jewish organizations” as Carter has claimed.

Carter has gone even beyond the errors of his book in interviews, in which he has said that the situation in Israel is worse than the crimes committed in Apartheid South Africa. When asked whether he believed that Israel’s “persecution” of Palestinians was “[e]ven worse . . . than a place like Rwanda,” Carter answered, “Yes. I think — yes.”

Jimmy Carter Wins Fifth Hokum!
-William S. Smith

HOLLYWOOD (SatireNewsService) — The Academy of World Political Humor Arts and Letters (AWPHAL) today awarded comedian Jimmy (James Earl) Carter the 2006 Hokum as the year’s finest political comedian. Carter’s record shattering fifth Hokum came against stiff competition from a highly regarded group of nominees.

In a statement accompanying the announcement of the award, Edith Steingehirn, President of the Academy, said, “what Jimmy Carter has accomplished with his book Palestine, Peace not Apartheid, was both comically brilliant and extraordinarily difficult. It has been an axiom of the Academy that present-day Islamic-Jihadist culture is quite beyond parody. After all, a society that teaches its children to kill with explosives strapped to their little bodies, which executes women because they have been raped and which promises young men a brothel in heaven if they commit suicide in a certain way has gone far past the most sublime exaggeration. Attempting to caricature such a culture has generally been thought to be both pointless and impossible.”

…”Carter’s particular comic insight in Palestine, Peace not Apartheid, was to deliberately reverse the moral standing of the characters. Israel, the only functioning, free democracy in the region becomes, in Carter’s hilarious upside-down worldview, the pariah state. The societies that practice genuine sexual, religious and ethnic apartheid – not to mention corruption and terrorism on an unimaginable scale – are characterized by Carter as victims! This is comic genius of a very high order.”

Worst. President. Ever.