Word on the radio this morning in Washington is that Jimmy Carter wants to attend Yasir Arafats funeral in Cairo. Can we please please get Jimmy a one-way ticket?
Not to be missed is Scott Johnsons (aka, "The Big Trunk") revelation on Powerline about Arafats direct role in the murder of two U.S. diplomats in the 1970s (among other countless terrorist outrages bearing his fingerprints). Instead of being received at the Whie House, he should have had handcuffs clapped on him.
This is an act of moral-relativism on Jimmy Carters part. The belief that one mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter. Well, lets see, the American freedom fighters...did they blow up British woman and children as they went to market? Did our citizen soldiers ambush British citizens as they went to work, or kidnap their sons and saw their heads off in a public forum? Did they snipe at horse drawn carts with people as they headed to worship? I cannot believe Jimmy Carter was once our President. I know it may be a sin, but I find myself relieved that Arafat is dead. I hope the likes of Jimmy Carter vanish from the scene after the funeral. I hope Arafats passing brings a new direction of peace for the Mideast. Its time to put to rest the notion that brutal savages have any claim to living among us as equals. Its time to move forward.
"Instead of being received at the White House, he should have had handcuffs clapped on him."
You should have finished the sentence thusly: "...and taken out to the White House lawn and shot like the rabid dog that he was."
Arafat, (who was frequently hosted by President Bill Clinton during his two terms in office), Jimmy Carter, & Bill Clinton are all just shit stains on the bed sheets of life. Their passing will only make this world a better place in which to live. One down, two to go!
What to make of Carter and Clintons embrace of Arafat. I believe Carter is skewed in his views of how to achieve peace. That accounts for his fawning over the little man. I believe Clinton had wanted to achieve a real peace in the region, but it was born out of a political calculation to creat some phoney legacy. Arafat was a vehicle to do that. Im pretty uncomfortable with wishing the death of anyone that, for whatever reason, holds a different view from me. As wrong as these two presidents were, they are still decent people (with stupid views) with families, and they did represent our county. Like I said, its time to move forward.
Come one, guys. Dont be so hard on Carter. Just because he was incredibly weak on foreign policy, led this country into a deep recession, and now defends despots abroad while attacking the U.S., doesnt mean that hes a bad guy.
Oh yeah, I guess it does mean that.
Chirac hails Arafat as man of courage
... can I hope for Chiracs quick demise?
Carter is the worst president of the 20th century. His folding when the Iranians took over the US Embassy is the root cause of islamic terrorism. It started with Carter.
His activities since then are treason. He is the most pathetic asshole in US History. He makes Harding look like a saint, mostly because Harding was dumber than Carter, but just barely.
Carter was a horrible President. But please . . . calling him and Bill Clinton "shit stains on the bed sheets of life" is a little extreme. If Jimmy Carter wants to go to Arafats funeral, let him. If he has the maturity to actually remember that a PERSON died then hes all the better for it. When I see people cheering for Arafats death or saying that the White House shouldve cuffed him, taken him out back and shot him "like the rabid dog he was" it scares me. While Arafat may have been a foolish leader and an immoral person, we cannot deny that he did lead a country and that he was a human being. And while we can rejoice in the fact that Palestine may finally (and hopefully peacefully) get the state that its yearned for sooo badly, Id encourage you all to remember the words of John Donne: "No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were: any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind . . ." Please keep that in your thoughts the next time you cheer about someone dying or hoping that Carter and Clinton are next . . . You can call Carter a moral relativist, but please allow me to be the first to say that I think maybe hes just got a hell of a lot more religion than you and I . . . or maybe thats just my naiveness and young age . . . either way, umm . . . bleh. :)