Wednesday, May 23, 2007

IBD: Jimmy Carter 'Worst' in U.S. History

"I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history"

Jimmy Carter (the Genocide-Enabler who was overwhelmingly defeated by Ronald Reagan in his bid for reelection)

“Are you better off than you were four years ago?”

"Is America as respected throughout the world?”

Ronald Reagan to Jimmy Carter (two poignant questions that the public took to heart. The result? A landslide in which Carter won only 41 percent of the popular)

Former President Carter recently lashed out at the Bush administration, calling it "the worst in history" in international relations.

But Investor's Business Daily believes the "worst" label applies to Carter.

In an editorial headlined "Carter: Our Worst Ex-President?" the newspaper slams the ex-president for his book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," saying "Carter has deservedly been hammered for his twisted anti-Israel beliefs. Now, his namesake Carter Center has been rocked by the departure of a number of well-respected board members, angry over the book."

Calling the book "a doozy," IBD says it is permeated with anti-Israel bias. It also rips Carter for telling a "truly big whopper" in claiming that the late Yasser Arafat, Hamas and others in the Palestinian leadership are men of peace.

"This is an absurdity, by any stretch of the imagination. These are men of terror, and should be treated as such," IBD says.

"Carter on page 62 recounts a meeting with Yasser Arafat in 1990. He quotes Arafat, uncritically, saying: 'The PLO has never advocated the annihilation of Israel.' Arafat blames the idea on 'Zionists.'

"Since Carter lets this lie go completely unchallenged, he must believe it. In fact, the very reason for the PLO's founding was to eliminate Israel. There are many other lies, large and small."

The editorial, which kicks off a 10-part series about Carter, concludes:

"We're pretty sure Carter's reputation will remain in tatters, given his anti-Israel diatribes. The peanut farmer from Georgia, once the leader of the free world, now seems a very small man indeed."

The 10-part series also states:

"So Jimmy Carter calls the Bush administration "the worst in history." This from the man who wrecked the world's greatest economy and made a nuclear Iran and North Korea possible."

"When it comes to economic performance, there's no contest: Apart from the early years of the Depression, Jimmy Carter's brief tenure as president was the worst in the 20th century."

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