Saturday, March 25, 2006

Censure CARTER???

You're not going to believe what the right-wingers are up to now. In order to retaliate against the movement to censure President Bush, they're mounting a campaign to censure Jimmy Carter. That's right. CARTER! Here's an excerpt from an article entitled, "Bush Censure Efforts – The Looney Right strikes Back with… a campaign to Censure Carter!?!?":

The campaign to censure him contends that Carter has met with some unsavory characters in his multitude of diplomatic efforts and thus has brought discredit upon the United States and undermined US Diplomatic policy and efforts. In particular, the website that is the center of this effort has huge pictures and makes a bid deal of Carter’s meetings with Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, the late Yassir Arafat and leaders of Hamas. As always, these Republican protagonists have not thought things through. In the first week of January, 2002, Republican Senators Lincoln Chafee, and Arlen Spector met with Castro in Cuba as part of a bi partisan congressional visit (see here). On January 10, 2005 another bipartisan congressional group visited Hugo Chavez (see here). On April 5, 2002 George W. Bush sent US special envoy Zinni to meet with Arafat (see here). Thus far, to my knowledge, no Republican or administration officials have met with Hamas, but they have promised to do so if Hamas recognizes the right of Israel to exist, but the point is made. If we include the pictures of Donald Rumsfeld meeting with Saddam Hussein in the 1980’s, the hypocrisy of this effort to censure Carter becomes laughable.

Those wanting to dishonor Carter would do well to remember that he is a former officer in the US Navy and a graduate of Annapolis. The Synagogue Council of America awarded Carter with the International Human Rights award in 1979 and of course, he won the Nobel Peace prize in 2002 just to mention a few of a long list of accolades from various countries and organizations on a variety of subjects. Carter is in no way a traitor, would never work in cross-purposes to the United States and has the respect of people and governments in all countries around the world. This baseless effort to censure him is a blatant knee-jerk reaction to the efforts to censure President Bush and should be condemned by all thinking people everywhere.

What part of "Bush broke the law" do they not understand? Heck, he even admitted it - bragged about it. Those of us who want him censured are saying that the president is not above the law. He's saying he is. It's really pretty simple.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:47 AM

    I was really hoping you had gotten your facts wrong on this one. Unfortunately, you did not. If you want to read the call for the censure of former president Jimmy Carter directly from the pen of one of the people supporting it, go to It is written by Melanie Morgan the chairman of the Move America Forward group. There are supposedly already 6,000 signatures on the petition for this censure. If our leaders and the citizens of America let this move go anywhere but in the trash can, we are truly doomed. After all if they will go after such a public man who has done nothing but continually work for world peace and the abolishment of world poverty, there are no limits whatsoever as to who will be next.
    Carolyn L.


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