Sunday, October 12, 2014

Jimmy Carter, neo-hawk!

Alan Dershowitz: Carter's ISIS Stand Is Hypocritical

Alan Dershowitz
By Alan Dershowitz, Oct. 10, 2014,

Suddenly Jimmy Carter has become a hawk. Sitting in the comfort of his retirement, he has criticized President Obama for not doing enough to stop ISIS. This from the man who constantly berates Israel for doing too much to stop Hamas — which is Israel's ISIS on its border.

Carter has said that we cannot destroy ISIS without boots on the ground, having criticized Israel for sending soldiers into Gaza to destroy the terror tunnels that directly endangered thousands of Israeli civilians.

The very idea that former President Carter, who presided over a foreign policy that enabled Iran to overthrow the Shah and substitute the first radical Islamic terrorist regime, would say that President Obama did not do enough to prevent the growth of ISIS would be laughable if it were not so pathetic.

There is a simple explanation for Carter's double standard. He hates Israel, he despises the Israeli government, he has never encountered an Israeli prime minister he has liked, and until ISIS, he never met a terrorist leader he didn't like. He loved Yassir Arafat, who he advised to reject the two-state solution offered to the Palestinians by former President Bill Clinton and former Prime Minister Ehud Barak in 2000-2001.

He regarded the murderous Hamas terrorists as a legitimate political party. He has been soft on Iranian terrorism. But suddenly, when he has an opportunity to criticize a sitting president, he accuses President Obama of being too soft on ISIS. At the same time, he criticizes the president for employing drone strikes against terrorists, especially those Americans who have committed treason by taking up arms against the United States. Carter's hypocrisy is unbounded. So is his cupidity.

Carter has long been a shill for the oil-rich Arab nations of the Gulf. His foundations have received fortunes of money from some of the most oppressive Arab regimes. These regimes, such as Qatar, support the terrorists who attack Israel. So Carter supports them, too. But they oppose ISIS because ISIS threatens them, so Carter also opposes ISIS, because his flow of money would be interrupted by an ISIS takeover from oil-rich nations.

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