Thanks to my co-blogger in crime Dan for forwarding me this column from the Jerusalem Post. (Dan, I’m surprised you didn’t take a crack at it first!)
It is a completely devastating and, most importantly, factual assessment of how Jimmy Carter can arguably be considered the “Father of the Iranian Revolution.” Brilliant!
The Left in America is screaming to high heaven that the mess we are in in Iraq and the war on terrorism has been caused by the right-wing and that George W. Bush, the so-called “dim-witted cowboy,” has created the entire mess.
The truth is the entire nightmare can be traced back to the liberal democratic policies of the leftist Jimmy Carter, who created a firestorm that destabilized our greatest ally in the Muslim world, the shah of Iran, in favor of a religious fanatic, the ayatollah Khomeini.
Let’s look at the results of Carter’s misguided liberal policies: the Islamic Revolution in Iran; the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (Carter’s response was to boycott the 1980 Moscow Olympics); the birth of Osama bin Laden’s terrorist organization; the Iran-Iraq War, which cost the lives of millions dead and wounded; and yes, the present war on terrorism and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
When Carter entered the political fray in 1976, America was still riding the liberal wave of anti-Vietnam War emotion. Carter asked for an in-depth report on Iran even before he assumed the reins of government and was persuaded that the shah was not fit to rule Iran. 1976 was a banner year for pacifism: Carter was elected president, Bill Clinton became attorney-general of Arkansas, and Albert Gore won a place in the Tennessee House of Representatives.
In his anti-war pacifism, Carter never got it that Khomeini, a cleric exiled to Najaf in Iraq from 1965-1978, was preparing Iran for revolution. Proclaiming “the West killed God and wants us to bury him,” Khomeini’s weapon of choice was not the sword but the media.
The bottom line: Carter believed then and still does now is that evil really does not exist; people are basically good; America should embrace the perpetrators and castigate the victims.
Trust me, if we didn’t try to be “pithy” here I would have cut/pasted the whole article. It is a damning indictment of Jimmy Carter as the sellout of America that he was (and still is).
Jimmy Carter yesterday labeled President Bush’s policy of sidelining Hamas (a terrorist group) as “criminal.” Yet it is Carter’s criminal legacy that has left thousands of Americans dead in its wake since 1979.
Is it too late for Americans to demand a War Criminals trial for President Carter for creating the mess we are in today?
How about simply charging him with treason?