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An advance clip of an interview of Jimmy Carter by Andrea Mitchell, for Meet the Press tomorrow. Carter says that Obama doesn’t call him for advice. Why not?

“That’s a hard question for me to answer, you know, with complete candor,” Carter said in response to Mitchell’s question about why Carter’s other successors — Clinton, both Bushes, and even Reagan — called upon him, but not Obama.

“I think the problem was that — in dealing with the issue of peace in between Israel and Egypt — the Carter Center has taken a very strong and public position of equal treatment between the Palestinians and the Israelis. And I think this was a sensitive area in which the president didn’t want to be involved,” he added.

Here’s the full exchange, as reported by Joseph Wiesenthal.

Carter is considered so radioactive on this issue that he didn’t show up at the last Democratic convention, had to speak by video.

This reminds us of Howard Dean’s great mistake in 2003, when he said that the U.S. must be “evenhanded” in dealing with the conflict. He quickly changed course.

And it reminds us of Obama’s original sin, when he said in 2008 that Palestinians were suffering the most and had to correct himself:

“Nobody is suffering more than the Palestinian people.”

Obama later stated during a presidential debate that he had actually been indicting the Palestinian leadership for causing the Palestinians’ suffering.

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  1. seafoid
    March 22, 2014, 10:34 am

    “Carter is considered so radioactive on this issue that he didn’t show up at the last Democratic convention, had to speak by video.”

    Lincoln was originally pro slavery and the anti position was radioactive but you have to seize the moment , don’t you? Perhaps it won’t be Obama who does but how is Zionism going to make it to 2040 ?

    • Krauss
      March 22, 2014, 12:35 pm

      Obama likes to say that leaders will not do anything unless pushed to action.

      Lincoln could have settled for something far less than total abolition if he wanted to. There was plenty of support for total deportation, something he was also in favor of for a long time.

      But he didn’t.

      And Obama’s constant refrains that he needs to be pushed to do something is just a round-about way of admitting that he has no spine.

      • seafoid
        March 22, 2014, 5:20 pm

        “The essence of dramatic tragedy is not unhappiness. It resides in the solemnity of the remorseless working of things.” Alfred North Whitehead

        I wonder about Obama. He knows that tackling the bots head on is going to require a lot of capital for very little return . Perhaps he is just going to let the remorseless working of things undermine Zionism.
        Or maybe he’s a coward.

        One thing is that the status of Israel has weakened under his Presidency and he hasn’t done anything to really shore it up.

      • John Douglas
        March 22, 2014, 10:43 pm

        seafood, I’ve never liked admitting my ignorance, but what’s bots?

      • seafoid
        March 23, 2014, 3:18 pm

        Everyone on hasbara meds. Zionists. Zio robots.

      • Stephen Shenfield
        March 23, 2014, 8:20 am

        If you look at Obama’s record on a whole range of issues, domestic as well as foreign (bank bailouts, healthcare reform, trade union legislation, etc.), you will see that he NEVER stands up to sustained pressure from any interest group that “counts” — that is, with the power to harm him significantly. While he may justify this to himself and his confidants in terms of “realism,” the psychological aspect is not hard to discern. He has no backbone, no stable inner self. He feels vulnerable — and of course he is, but perhaps he feels even more vulnerable than he really is. Our masters knew this when they selected him as their figurehead.

        Obama was quoted somewhere as saying, in a leaked private conversation, that he did not want to share the fate of Martin Luther King, who like Kennedy was assassinated by the CIA. So yes, he is a coward. In his defense I would point out that the influences that make us cowardly or courageous (or both, depending on circumstances, mood, etc.) are mostly out of our control.

      • James Canning
        March 23, 2014, 1:23 pm

        Obama is unable (or unwilling) to confront aggressive Aipac stooges in his own party.

      • seafoid
        March 23, 2014, 3:20 pm

        @ james
        Maybe there is no point. Maybe they will be destroyed by unfolding events.

      • adele
        March 23, 2014, 3:39 pm

        Seafoid,
        the problem with “unfolding events” is that it is usually so much messier, chaotic and violent than a rational approach to solving a problem. Unfortunately, history provides so many examples of “unfolding events’….. tragedies upon tragedies. So tragic.

      • ahhiyawa
        March 25, 2014, 7:57 am

        “…Or maybe he’s a coward….”

        All American politicians occupy the second rank of the ‘greatest cowards in the universe,’ just barely beating out capitalist for the top slot. The last people in all of creation who will turn against the Zionists will be those weird, little creatures who inhabit the environs of the Potomac.

  2. American
    March 22, 2014, 10:46 am

    The world’s ‘super cop’ totally bought by a foreign fifth column’s money.
    Not too long ago other countries and world leaders, anyone saying the Israel Lobby(ies) were running the US policy would be dismissed as Anti Semites.
    Not any more—its a accepted fact.
    Only question left is whether their grip on the USA ends with a bang or a whimper.

    ”America is still timid in the face of Israel”
    For decades, Tel Aviv has been biting the hand that has been feeding it. It is time to stop feeding

    Gulf News
    Published: 16:34 March 21, 2014
    Credit: AFP

    ”Israel’s Minister of Defence Moshe Yaalon America’s response to insulting rants by the Israeli occupation’s Defence Minister, Moshe Yaalon, was described by the Israeli media as “unprecedented” and “the harshest ever”. Yaalon had said in a public forum that the US was “weak” in the face of Russia and therefore prone to terrorism. An anonymous US official responded by saying that Yaalon was “jeopardising Israel’s relationship with the US”.

    What was most astounding about America’s response was that it was made anonymously. An Israeli government minister from the prime minister’s party took to a university podium and insulted the US in broad daylight and all America could conjure up was an anonymous, timid criticism. US Secretary of State Kerry later complained that the statements were “not constructive”.

    The Israelis have for decades been biting the hand that feeds them. It is time to stop feeding them. Israeli officials have no qualms about humiliating America time and again, knowing well that America will turn a blind eye. If there is a country that makes the US look weak, it is not Russia — it is Israel. How the Middle East policies of a global superpower the size of America can be held hostage by a tiny militaristic, supremacist regime thousands of kilometres away is beyond comprehension.

    The “special relationship” between the US and the Israelis is an abnormal one. It violates the very essence of what Americans stand for: Freedom, equality and justice and it will haunt America for decades to come after peace and justice eventually prevail. And they will. Israel is fighting a losing battle, facing increasing isolation from the international community. And yet the US chooses to stand firm on this sinking ship.

    Future generations will ask how America, in defiance of the international community and every moral code, stood by a rogue regime that subjugated an entire native population to its racist and exclusionist ideology. Do not forget South Africa.

    The sooner the Americans realise this, the better for all — but perhaps it will be best for America’s conscience.”

    • seafoid
      March 22, 2014, 12:28 pm

      “The “special relationship” between the US and the Israelis is an abnormal one. It violates the very essence of what Americans stand for: Freedom, equality and justice and it will haunt America for decades to come after peace and justice eventually prevail. And they will. Israel is fighting a losing battle, facing increasing isolation from the international community. And yet the US chooses to stand firm on this sinking ship.”

      Firm but shakes are appearing.
      It is such an anachronism, this support. But it won’t last .
      Zionism isn’t even consistent with Jewish values at this stage.

      • Citizen
        March 22, 2014, 2:44 pm

        @ seafoid

        I wouldn’t bet it won’t last, at least until it’s too late, and if Zionism is not consistent with Jewish values at this stage, why do so few object? Explain why this crib sheet on US aid to Israel, and its note on the Israel lobby matrix is not still fully operative and gaining ground: http://www.ampalestine.org/index.php/key-topics/us-aid-to-israel/322-the-cost-of-israel-to-u-s-taxpayers-true-lies-about-u-s-aid-to-israel

      • seafoid
        March 23, 2014, 4:59 am

        @ citizen

        I know it has weathered a lot of storms but Zionism is a racket that has lost its sheen of invincibility recently. There are so many small hits and it’s hard to think of the last win they had. They still get 100% support in Congress but out in the real world the hasbara is ineffectual. It’s a minority project and it has alienated an awful lot of people. I can’t see them stringing it out indefinitely.

    • thetruthhurts
      March 22, 2014, 12:46 pm

      i’m so damn sick and tired of hearing about israel and the special relationship!
      i remember thinking to myself back in 2006 “whats all this talk about israel, everything is israel this and israel that” then i thought to myself ‘how long has all this intense israel talk been going on, since bush “the useful idiot” took office.
      has there ever been in history a former president who has so totally seemingly dissappeared off the face of the earth like W.
      never. georgie boy served his useful purpose to his masters from PNAC-cheney, rummy, and all the jewish neocon insurgent spys for israel(wolfie, feith,pearl, the whole gang).
      hes been essentially ‘banished” to an american type of siberia, i guess if you can call all that brush in crawford, texas, never having any reason to be heard from ever again, the “billy beer carter” of american presidents.
      while, in 180 degree stark contrast, is jimmy carter,israel’s and their sociopathic evil followers worst enemy in america.
      i’ve never ever seen such an equal, anytime anywhere, of a former president who’s had such public exposure and interest in american and international affairs. and look at the decpicable disgusting way the followers of the foriegn country israel has so successfully assassinated his fine character in his own country.
      the jew/israel group’s arrogance is beyond comprehension. so too are americans allowance of all this as well. no other country would allow their former leader to be so publicly ridiculed as has jimmy carter by the jews and their precious israel.
      and every american who has let this happen should likewise feelashamed and disgusted.
      with all their big tough multi-billion dollar arsenal of weapons of instantaneous mass destruction, america is, quite indeed, the pitiful pathetic embarrasingly little tiny lapdog of israel, or should we more rightfully call them western israel!

    • CloakAndDagger
      March 22, 2014, 1:30 pm

      @ American

      How the Middle East policies of a global superpower the size of America can be held hostage by a tiny militaristic, supremacist regime thousands of kilometres away is beyond comprehension.

      It is no more beyond comprehension than the thought of a tiny parasite or cancer that destroys its host from within, despite the difference in size. The machinery of zionism has infected every institution of influence and power in the US and we are like a large lumbering robot that has ceded control of its motor functions to the entity that is tearing at our innards with such ferocity.

      At some point, the host becomes more aware of the parasite as its body is besieged by the pain, and the immune system kicks in or medical help is sought. But, like cancer, the later the treatment, the more certain the mortality.

      Please wake up, America.

    • tokyobk
      March 22, 2014, 2:25 pm

      Its not an accepted fact that Israel runs US policy, though I realize screen name American that is -your- take away. Its not even really the Walt and Mearsheimer thesis though that is how people who would dismiss them as antisemitic, and at the same time people with your instincts, would like to frame it.
      A fifth column that runs US policy, who see the lobby in everything from China policy to whose novel gets published, ZOG etc… remains the thesis of anti-Semites,

      The inordinate influence of the lobby on Mid-east policy, on the “peace” process, the pretense of being a US domestic lobby group rather than foreign lobby, these things have been accepted by a growing part of mainstream people and those without your particular interest in the Jews.

      • Citizen
        March 22, 2014, 2:53 pm

        @ tokyobk

        I agree that the average American’s perception of reality regarding Israel has been manipulated, but I don’t see how one can avoid, given that, a particular interest in Jews. Seems you are happy “a growing part of mainstream people” have been given blinders. What’s up with that? Let’s follow the money: http://www.ampalestine.org/index.php/key-topics/us-aid-to-israel/322-the-cost-of-israel-to-u-s-taxpayers-true-lies-about-u-s-aid-to-israel

      • tree
        March 22, 2014, 2:56 pm

        …and those without your particular interest in the Jews.

        Ah yes, TBK the great anti-semite hunter strikes again! If “American” complains about and is aghast at Israel’s sway over US policy he must have a “particular interest in the Jews”. You don’t even get how your framing is the anti-semitic one, Tokyobk. The implication of your statement is that American’s “interest” in the deleterious influence of Zionist and Israeli influence must mean he has ipso facto an interest in “the Jews”. Because we all know “the Jews” are just one big monolith, right, with no variation and whatever Israel does is what “the Jews” are doing? Check the log in your own eye before casting about for “anti-semitic” motes in other eyes.

      • American
        March 22, 2014, 3:24 pm

        tokyobk says

        ”’and those without your particular interest in the Jews.”>>>>

        Actually I ‘m not that interested in Jews.
        Anyone can go into my comments and find the dozens of times I have complained about too much discussion of Jews and Jewishness and Judaism brought into the I/P -Israel issue.

        BUT WAIT!….complaining of too much concentration on Jews would ALSO make me anti semitic wouldnt it?

        Well damn, I cant win either way I guess—–with a cowardly slander, racist, gentile hater, and anti- American bigot.

      • Giles
        March 22, 2014, 3:35 pm

        It is very much accepted fact in Washington DC that Israel owns Congress. Has been for decades. Anyone knowledgeable on such matters now knows this to be true. More and more on US campuses Israel is seen for what she is. Cries of Anti-Semitism have lost their effectiveness and soon will backfire on those who persist in such attacks. It has taken many decades, but the truth is beginning to win over the propaganda

      • Daniel Rich
        March 22, 2014, 3:39 pm

        @ tokyobk,

        I don’t know American and I won’t even pretend to understand him. Having said that, and as far as I can recollect, American has always expressed his zest for the best interests of the US, be it foreign or domestic.

        US Commissioners:

        Baseball/MLB: Bud Selig, US, Major League Baseball Commissioner
        Basketball/NBA: David Stern, US, National Basketball Association – replaced by Adam Silver as NBA Commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014,
        Football/NFL: Roger Goodell [goy]
        HockeyNHL: Gary Bettman, US, National Hockey League Commissioner
        Soccer/MLS: Don Garber, US, Major League Soccer Commissioner

        Commissioners, managers/coaches and owners

        NYT is owned by …?
        LAT is owned by …?
        WaPo is owned by …?

        ABC is owned by …?
        NBC is owned by …?
        CBS is owned by …?

        DISNEY is owned by …?
        VIACOM is owned by …?
        Time Warner is owned by …?
        FOX is owned by …?
        DreamWorks SKG is owend by …?
        Universal Pictures is owned by …?

        Get the picture why ‘American’ or ‘Citizen’ [or anyone else for that matter] wonder why things have gone south?

      • American
        March 22, 2014, 8:06 pm

        Daniel Rich says:

        March 22, 2014 at 3:39 pm

        @ tokyobk,

        I don’t know American and I won’t even pretend to understand him. Having said that, and as far as I can recollect, American has always expressed his zest for the best interests of the US, be it foreign or domestic.
        >>>>>

        To make it simple for future reference–I am very simple.
        Live and let live.
        I don’t care what Jews own, what they believe or how they live–I only care for what purpose and how they ‘use’ whatever influence or ownership they may have.
        If they (or any group) use it to unfairly screw with my interest, my country or to oppress anyone else anywhere– then I have a problem with them.
        Seems totally normal attitude to me.

      • Daniel Rich
        March 25, 2014, 12:42 am

        @ American,

        We’re on the same wavelength.

      • Talkback
        March 22, 2014, 8:21 pm

        Get the picture why ‘American’ or ‘Citizen’ [or anyone else for that matter] wonder why things have gone south?

        Maybe because of people who are trying to blame Jews for how things have gone south?

      • Daniel Rich
        March 22, 2014, 9:27 pm

        @ Talkback

        Can you deny the fact of who owns what?

      • puppies
        March 23, 2014, 12:43 am

        @Talkback – Weren’t you the guy who recently said that “Jews” in the US (whatever that means more exactly) overwhelmingly support Zionism? And now all of a sudden you want absolution before the confession?

    • Real Jew
      March 23, 2014, 4:18 am

      American, I havnt read a more accurate analysis of the “special relationship” ever. How brutally honest! Thanks for sharing.

      Jimmy Carter, in order to avoid aipac’s wrath and career suicide had to wait years after serving as president in order to finally speak the truth. A noble peace prize recipient now being labeled an antisemite and radioactive really puts things in perspective. Our govt is so deeply married to israel that even a sitting American president with the will to truly stand up to israel would not be able to change anything due to the overwhelming support it receives from both sides of the aisle. Confronted by this reality I see only one way to change our mid east foreign policy. By informing the american people with the truth of this detrimental relationship thereby forcing our politicians to cut military economic and political aid to israel indefinitely. Which is no easy task considering our incredibly bias media in favor of the apartheid state. Sorry to be so pessimistic but I really dont see this happening anytime in the near or distant future.

      • James Canning
        March 23, 2014, 1:53 pm

        Shouldn’t we bear in mind that the Democrats entirely depend upon Jewish funding for success in national campaigns? More than half of all funds raised, by Democrats, are provided by Jews.

      • American
        March 23, 2014, 3:37 pm

        James Canning says:

        March 23, 2014 at 1:53 pm

        Shouldn’t we bear in mind that the Democrats entirely depend upon Jewish funding for success in national campaigns? More than half of all funds raised, by Democrats, are provided by Jews.
        >>>>>

        Yes indeed we should. I faxed Sen.Reid a letter years ago asking him how much it would take to buy America back from the I-Lobby, asked him to give me his best price…..never got a reply.
        Maybe I will do another one like that and make a internet petition out of it.

      • James Canning
        March 25, 2014, 6:35 pm

        Decades ago, the Republicans were better able to confront Israel. Now, both parties are compromised.

      • American
        March 23, 2014, 3:12 pm

        @ Real Jew

        “Which is no easy task considering our incredibly bias media in favor of the apartheid state.”>>>

        Yes the US media is the main problem.
        If the average America actually knew the ‘whole story’ on Isr-USA-I/P then I-Firstdom in the US would be demolished by public outrage.

    • SQ Debris
      March 23, 2014, 2:54 pm

      “The world’s ‘super cop’ totally bought by a foreign fifth column’s money.”

      The sad irony is that it isn’t even the “fifth column’s money.” It’s the tax payers own bux that are buying their government’s fawning over the zio-reich. Sweet game.

  3. seafoid
    March 22, 2014, 11:50 am

    Radioactive is such an interesting choice of word.
    Carter is a truth teller on Israel/Palestine and they don’t like that. Israel is propped up by 0.1 percenter money and influence. Neither are particularly comfortable in the presence of truth.

    And radioactivity works both ways with Zionism. The ideology is also toxic.
    The French magazine Le Canard recently covered the topic of Fukushima

    “like Dali’s soft sculptures, slow catastrophes have a certain beauty. 3 years after the tsunami, everything proceeds relentlessly . The melted reactors are still dangerous. They have to be cooled continuously. With water. Which becomes radioactive. It is collected and stored in massive reservoirs. There are now 1200. A new one is built
    every 2 days. Sometimes water escapes. ”

    Zionism is like that too. The great hasbara reactors have melted.

  4. David Doppler
    March 22, 2014, 11:55 am

    Carter has stimulated “valuable hatred,” or maybe, “valuable radioactivity” would place the phenomenon more in our time. Thanks for covering this tidbit. Note for evolving school of opinion: presidents who express support for Palestine or opposition to Israeli Apartheid get disinvited from the White House and their own party’s convention, which means our “establishment” practices thought control enabling oppression. The academics are in process of rejecting the establishment on this issue, and the progressives were heard booing the heavy-handed way that establishment railroaded pro-Israel planks over popular opposition at the 2012 convention. The momentum is bending toward justice at accelerating pace, and those still practicing oppression will soon be outed as history’s bad guys, in the Pantheon with the Confederates and the South Africans.

  5. piotr
    March 22, 2014, 1:05 pm

    Sometimes I wonder why Obama bothers with all the subtle positioning. He does not have credibility with Zionists, because his initial “freeze settlements” policy, and with non-Zionists because he abandoned it. The his man Kerry obfuscated Israeli obstructionism and tolerated the ridiculous requirement “recognizing Israel as”, and continuing settlement expansions and murderous “policing”, and now relents, again, no credibility in either direction.

    No wonder that Ya’alon is bad-mouthing him, and so does Mondoweiss. Will the next Democratic Presidential primary be a contest who is the wettest noodle of them all?

    • Citizen
      March 22, 2014, 3:01 pm

      @ piotr
      You are correct, sir. On the US horizon, I believe Hillary will become next POTUS because “it’s time for a woman.” I’m speaking net solid backing. Who can compete? We tried a (half) black ID, so next, a woman. Bottom dollar on this vote projection. Nobody can compete except, maybe Rand Paul. Why? He most powerfully represents the future in terms of a less melodramatic POV–but his hair looks like a bad rug and he’s white as rice. So will go US public.

      Hillary will be a patsy for Israel. Paul would not be such a patsy. But Hillary will win.
      Dick & Jane won’t even think of Israel or the Palestinians when they vote. They will think of, why are there no decent jobs?

  6. Donald
    March 22, 2014, 3:29 pm

    What did Wiesenthal mean by saying “Jimmy Carter has a way of bringing you down” ? Several possibilities come to mind, but I don’t know which if any are right.

  7. Daniel Rich
    March 22, 2014, 3:43 pm

    Also not to forget is how the Apartheid State refused to provide any security detail for former President Carter, back in 2008.

  8. amigo
    March 22, 2014, 4:11 pm

    No doubt Obama and his coterie receive their approved friends list from Israel.

    Imagine .the most powerful nation to date receiving it,s instructions from a pip squeak racist and supremacist nation.

    Beggars belief.

    • James Canning
      March 23, 2014, 1:15 pm

      Any such “list” would come from rich and powerful Americans. Who of course are connected to Israel in various ways.

      • puppies
        March 23, 2014, 3:04 pm

        @Canning – Correct. In fact, both the clowns governing the Zionist entity and the US Gov seem to receive orders from these same Americans.

      • James Canning
        March 26, 2014, 1:39 pm

        A number of very rich Americans know Israel leaders personally, and this is not necessarily a bad thing. The problem I see is that the message given the American public is distorted, continuously. Making it easier for American leaders to be pressured into doing things that simply are not good for the US or for Israel.

  9. bilal a
    March 22, 2014, 4:16 pm

    Even if Obama and the evangelicals don’t give a hoot for the suffering of the Palestinians , nor for the persecution of Christians and immigrants, inside Israel; why do they not care for basic national security, real security, threatened by the neo-Nazi / Israeli allied Putsch inside the Ukraine, and the chicken hawk traitor neocons clamoring for war ? But didnt Carter/Brezinksi initiate this 50 year war against Russia and the Middle East ?

    McCain wants proxy war with Russia
    https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/mccain-why-arent-we-at-war-already/

    Nice Job Neocons: Another Fine Mess in Ukraine
    And as for the neocons, now the very same cadre of mouthy embedded deep
    cowards who have declared war on American values since September 11, 2001 have gotten us into the mother of all messes. They have no shame about it either, the chickenhawk leader of the movement William Kristol, a modern incarnation of Joseph Goebbels just published a screed in his vile propaganda organ The Weekly Standard that called out Americans for not being sufficiently enthusiastic about starting World War III. Like all of the others with the exception of the fanatical war criminal John McCain whose acts of wartime bravery consisted of dropping jellied fire on Vietnamese women and children and Lindsey Graham whose USMC service consisted of flying a desk ALL neocons are chickenhawk cowards. Kristol likes to toot his own horn, especially when advocating for the children of American mothers to be fed into the meat-grinder for his own self-aggrandizement yet his copious biography is strangely (or not so) devoid of military service.
    http://www.opednews.com/articles/Nice-Job-Neocons-Another-by-Donn-Marten-Chickenhawks_Crimea_Economic_Hypocrisy-140319-169.html?show=votes

    • American
      March 23, 2014, 3:20 pm

      This is the kind of pissant, swaggering little boy runts that pass for leadership in this country. They are exactly like the bellicose Israeli monkeys.

      ”Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy promised to “deliver a blow” to Russia to make clear the price to be paid for “aggression.” Dripping patronizing scorn, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake reminded Russians, “This is not your grandfather’s war.”

      “Dear Vlad,” McCain tweeted two years ago, “Arab Spring is coming to a neighborhood near you.” ”

      http://www.theamericanconserva

      • James Canning
        March 25, 2014, 6:33 pm

        McCain says many foolish things. “We are all Georgians now” is one of his classics.

  10. tommy
    March 22, 2014, 4:37 pm

    Democratic leaders and candidates loyalty to policies subsidizing Israeli violence and acquisition is another reason to vote for multiparty candidates.

  11. a blah chick
    March 22, 2014, 7:14 pm

    Carter has first hand knowledge of the I/P issue. I hope I live long enough to see him vindicated.

  12. James Canning
    March 22, 2014, 7:26 pm

    Do we conclude Obama is simply a coward, on the issue of obtaining needed advice from Jimmy Carter? Or, is he under the heel of rich and powerful “supporters” of Israel?

  13. Daniel Rich
    March 22, 2014, 7:32 pm

    @ blah chick,

    Q: I hope I live long enough to see him vindicated.

    R: I’m not good at magic, but I’ll do my best to let you live for ever.

    I also hope Carter hangs on in there to see the same end result.

  14. Bill
    March 23, 2014, 3:00 am

    Oh poor Jimmy Cracker! Obama does not talk to him. Jimmy Cracker’s incompetence paved the way for Reagan. When he was inaugurated, there were 61 liberals in the US Senate. The reason we did not get national health insurance then is because Cracker did not support it.

    In 1978, when South African forces made a deep incursion into Angola, killing at a minimum, hundreds of civilians, the human rights president said nothing. Remember too, that the CIA began aiding the contras while Cracker was president.

    I am sorry. He was always a hypocritical piece of shit. When he had the power to help the Palestinians he did not.

    • James Canning
      March 23, 2014, 1:51 pm

      Carter wanted Israel out of Palestine and the Golan Heights. He could not chieve his objective.

  15. sabbah
    March 24, 2014, 2:19 pm

    According to abc News, Jimmy Carter: Boycott of Israel “Too Much”

    Jimmy Carter said Monday that he doesn’t support the Palestinian-led “boycott, divest, sanction” campaign against Israel but said products made in Israel-occupied Palestinian territories should be clearly labeled so buyers can make a choice about them.

    http://abcn.ws/1lh4Yor

  16. Kathleen
    March 26, 2014, 11:17 am

    Carter publicly stating that Obama does not consult him about this critical issue is really disturbing. Carter was just on the Diane Rehm show. Diane brought up Crimea and Russia’s aggression in Crimea. You know the drill Russia breaking “international law, territorial integrity, UN Charter” Diane did not even get close to how absurd it is that U.S. leaders are calling Russia out on such points. Iraq, U.S. torture, U.S. drones. U.S. support for Israel no matter how they continually infringe upon Palestinians “territorial integrity”. Rehm did not get near the I/P issue with Carter.

  17. ritzl
    March 26, 2014, 4:39 pm

    Colbert just interviewed Carter, last night. Does Colbert read MW? :)

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