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Jimmy Carter w/Larry King

Carter defends his meeting with Hamas.




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Carter: Hamas is willing to accept Israel as its neighbor

So there you go Israel, tear down those walls. It will make it easier to leave the territory you've been illegally occupying for years.

Carter: Hamas is willing to accept Israel as its neighbor - Yahoo! News

JERUSALEM - Former President Carter said Monday that Hamas — the Islamic militant group that has called for the destruction of Israel — is prepared to accept the right of the Jewish state to "live as a neighbor next door in peace." But Carter warned that there would not be peace if Israel and the U.S. continue to shut out Hamas and its main backer, Syria. The Democratic former president relayed the message in a speech in Jerusalem after meeting last week with top Hamas leaders in Syria. It capped a nine-day visit to the Mideast aimed at breaking the deadlock between Israel and Hamas militants who rule the Gaza Strip. "They (Hamas) said that they would accept a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, if approved by Palestinians and that they would accept the right of Israel to live as a neighbor next door in peace," Carter said.

Carter on Hamas

Jimmy Carter explains his reasons for meeting with Hamas, and they are good reasons in my opinion. It's too bad Hillary and Barack are so afraid of the Israel Lobby that they refuse to take a chance for peace. What is it exactly we lose by talking. The Democrats are Tweedledum and Tweedledee on this issue.

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What a shame.




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This Week w/George Stephanopoulos

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  • The George W. Bush Legacy in Black & White
    Republicans used to claim Jimmy Carter was the worst president when viewed by socio-economic indicators. However, let's not forget Carter's term followed the dismal years under Nixon and Ford when the American economy did a nosedive after the 1973 oil crisis. All that inflation and unemployment during the Carter years was caused by the previous administration's horrific policies, plus our continued reliance on Middle East oil exports as our primary source of energy for automobiles. In the years after Carter, Reagan and his Milton Friedmanesque economic fantasies took hold ("Let's drown government in the toilet and CUT TAXES, YIPEE! We'll all be millionaires then! After all, fat black women on Welfare are driving Cadillac's and buying Beluga caviar with Food Stamps! Fuck the poor!") and millions of working class Americans bought into that Republican fantasy world, only to see their economic situation decline horribly in the last 25 years.

    The illusion of wealth in the middle class is much greater than the reality they truly face. Their real wages are down, their health care costs are astronomical, and their personal debt load would make previous generations shocked beyond belief. Now we are seeing the value of their homes, the single greatest source of wealth for the middle class, dropping in many areas of the country. Things are not good. Prosperity has been replaced by economic uncertainty and panic in some sectors. Foreclosures are higher than they have been in a generation. Banks are losing their ass right now. The Fed just dropped the prime lending rate 1.25% to stave off a recession, inflation be damned. The government is pumping $150 billion (as tax cuts) into the economy right when we owe the fucking Chinese our ass in government bonds to pay off our already astronomical national debt. The dollar isn't worth shit. This is all fucking scary, folks. It's 1929 all over again. Or maybe worse.


  • Depressed Candidate Runs Attack Ad About Self | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
    WASHINGTON—In the midst of a fiercely competitive presidential race with no clear Republican front-runner in sight, an increasingly depressed Mitt Romney shocked political insiders Monday when he released a new national attack ad targeting himself.

    The ad, which is scheduled to air across the country this week, features an unshaven and visibly crestfallen Romney taking himself to task on a number of key campaign issues, including health-care reform, illegal immigration, and "what's the use of even trying anymore?"


  • The Satirical Political Report - Super Bowl To Feature Ad for ‘Prez Lite’

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The Torture President

"I don't think it, I know it" Breaking news Jimmy Carter is considering forgiving Dick Cheney.




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Bill Maher - New Rules

Rosie, Wal*Mart fashion, baby pictures, Rudy and the comb over, and finally Carter to Guantanamo for not standing by the truth about Bush.




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Palestine, Peace Not Apartheid

Oh my, Jimmy Carter has written a book, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid , that is guaranteed to make him a target of the Israel Lobby . All those who attacked John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt will use the same tactics against President Carter. There will be little that passes for discussion of the issue. The discussion will focus on the messenger instead.

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They Stand Alone

The US and Israel Stand Alone

Indeed, the US and Israel stand alone, but to hear the Bush Administration tell it, to hear Israel tell it, they are once again the victim. The whole world hates them. It couldn't possibly have anything to do with their actions, but what is even more troubling is if you criticize any action Israel takes, the 'your with us or your against us' mentality takes over. No criticism is just, no criticism is accepted with your right without it quickly being followed with the always present but. This is an excellent interview and covers the broader issue of fundamentalism. I think you'll like it, and a thanks to those who emailed me with the link.

There's no doubt that this administration has made a radical and unpressured departure from the basic policies of all previous administrations including those of both Republican and Democratic presidents.

SPIEGEL: You also mentioned the hatred for the United States throughout the Arab world which has ensued as a result of the invasion of Iraq. Given this circumstance, does it come as any surprise that Washington's call for democracy in the Middle East has been discredited?

Carter: No, as a matter of fact, the concerns I exposed have gotten even worse now with the United States supporting and encouraging Israel in its unjustified attack on Lebanon.

SPIEGEL: But wasn't Israel the first to get attacked?

Carter: I don't think that Israel has any legal or moral justification for their massive bombing of the entire nation of Lebanon. What happened is that Israel is holding almost 10,000 prisoners, so when the militants in Lebanon or in Gaza take one or two soldiers, Israel looks upon this as a justification for an attack on the civilian population of Lebanon and Gaza. I do not think that's justified, no.

SPIEGEL: Do you think the United States is still an important factor in securing a peaceful solution to the Middle East crisis?

Carter: Yes, as a matter of fact as you know ever since Israel has been a nation the United States has provided the leadership. Every president down to the ages has done this in a fairly balanced way, including George Bush senior, Gerald Ford, and others including myself and Bill Clinton. This administration has not attempted at all in the last six years to negotiate or attempt to negotiate a settlement between Israel and any of its neighbors or the Palestinians.

Another List

Everybody seems to be doing it from Oprah to Richard and Judy and now the BBC Page Turners The more the better, and quite an interesting list. Did I mention I love lists.

So prized is a slot on the BBC's new television arts show that its planners feel obliged to reassure publishers that somebody has read all the books submitted - and filled in a piece of paper to prove it.

The show is Page Turners, an attempt by the BBC to steal the mantle of Richard and Judy, the current patron saints of the book trade.
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Announcing a shortlist of 24 titles for its rival forthcoming daytime show from a 300-strong publishers' list of hopefuls, BBC1 added yesterday: "Each of the books was reviewed by a member of staff from the BBC or Princess Productions, who completed a review form for every book read."


The shortlist in full

About Grace by Anthony Doerr
Becoming Strangers by Louise Dean
Chronicles Volume One by Bob Dylan
Fleshmarket Close by Ian Rankin
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
Fools Rush In In by Bill Carter
How To Breathe Under Water by Julie Orringer
Not the End of the World by Geraldine McCaughrean
How To Be a Bad Birdwatcher by Simon Barnes
Feast: Food That Celebrates Life by Nigella Lawson
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Inside Hitler's Bunker by Joachim Fest
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Understudy by David Nicholls
The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
Light on Snow by Anita Shreve
Let Me Go by Helga Schneider
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe
Leonardo da Vinci: The Flights of the Mind by Charles Nicholl
Kafka On the Shore by Haruki Murakami
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
The Ninth Life of Louis Drax by Liz Jensen

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Dream On America

Random House discovers budding author working in its post room

A few months ago, 28-year-old Dean Carter was a small cog in a very big machine. Hidden away in the basement at the grand old publisher Random House, he spent his days sorting mail sent by fans to such eminent writers A S Byatt and Tom Wolfe.

Now, after a series of lucky encounters, he is the recipient of a five-figure, two-book deal, has senior publishers saving his emails as collectors' items and could soon be considering film deals from the likes of Brad Pitt and Robert De Niro.

Bush channelling Goldwater?

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Policy Shift

Bush is out of control. He has a view of the world that is becoming more and more disconnected from reality. His performance at his recent press conference was pathetic, and he follows it up with giving Sharon all that he wanted and in the process throws away any chance at a lasting peace. International law, U.N. resolutions, the work of Carter, Clinton laid to waste. The damage he is doing to the cause of world peace is mind-numbing and he hasn't a clue or just doesn't give a fuck.

Bush Backs Israel on West Bank
In Policy Shift, President Says Some Disputed Settlements Should Remain

An Idiot's Guide to US Foreign Policy

I've always felt that our Foreign Policy was driven more by fianancial concerns than moral ones. No president in recent times has made democracy, individual liberty, and human rights an essential criteria in our dealings with other nations. The only recent president that would come close to qualifying as an exception to that rule was Jimmy Carter. That is not to say that when those interests conincide we don't take credit for promoting democracy and human rights, or that we aren't happy that we can do both. It is just that when push comes to shove financial intersts win out. Stephen Gowans has provided some additional help in figuring out how it all works. Take a moment and read An Idiot's Guide to US Foreign Policy

Our Next President?

John Nichols: Kucinich draws crowd, but not media

John Nichols is wondering if Kucinich could be the next McGovern, or Carter. A grass roots candidate who quietly builds support and seemingly appears from nowhere to become a serious candidate. It is a scenario I would be in favor of though I would hope the result would be that of Carter rather than McGovern.

Kucinich gets no respect from the national media. When the New York Times featured a drawing of the candidates for the Democratic nomination Sunday, the Ohio congressman was missing - as he has been from much of the early coverage of the campaign.

Yet, with barely a week of preparation, Kucinich's Wisconsin backers pulled together a rally that drew more than 1,000 people to the Orpheum Theater Saturday night. While many in the crowd were still deciding whom they will support next year, the enthusiasm for Kucinich's "peace and prosperity" message should serve as a wake-up call for the national political correspondents who continue to neglect the former Cleveland mayor's candidacy.

It's Fundamental

Here are a few interesting links I came across today. Do they take them to Disney World for the sessions?
Two young sons of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the September 11 attacks, are being held by the CIA to force their father to talk, interrogators said yesterday.
Commentary on the kidnapping story at Talk Left and also at Gamers Nook Not all christians are fundamentalist nuts. Just War ? or a Just War? by Jimmy Carter
Profound changes have been taking place in American foreign policy, reversing consistent bipartisan commitments that for more than two centuries have earned our nation greatness. These commitments have been predicated on basic religious principles, respect for international law, and alliances that resulted in wise decisions and mutual restraint. Our apparent determination to launch a war against Iraq, without international support, is a violation of these premises.
Speaking of fundamentalism here is a nice piece on the topic from Joseph Deumer

Warbloggers Obsolete

No longer do we have to wait for the right-wing to attack us. We can see what they have in store for us by visiting Ink Syndicate. Are we implying that the posts of these warbloggers are as contrived and simple minded as a computer program can generate. You bet we are, but if you are still in doubt. Read what R. Robot secret writer and editor for the war blog crowd has to say about me.


Rationalizing has a new name: Norm At Onegoodmove

by R. Robot

A leader not trying to take the war to Bin Laden would be contemptuously obsessive and even dangerous in the extreme.

Hysterical pundits like Robert Scheer and others apparently believe the best way to confront Yassir Arafat is to give him a big, sloppy kiss.

The criminals of the Manhattan ilk have become more shockingly child-molesting in their pathological self-immolation than I could scarcely have imagined last week.

Instead of constructing arguments based on logic, the slanderers assume that whatever they want to be true must be. "Blind and improvident, Mr. President," says Al Gore.

The pro-liberal elite bias in the media is pervasive.

"We might want to stick to getting the terrorism under control," says that most distasteful of the Democrats, Norm At Onegoodmove. Are there limits to this insouciance?

One of the obsessive and even dangerous Democrats, Norm At Onegoodmove slanders Condoleeza Rice. "You know, Iraqis haven't really gotten along with Islamic fundamentalists ever since hundreds of thousands got killed fighting them in the 1980s," he said. Grumble, grumble, grumble. The truth makes the funny little creatures who make up the Chomsky-like Left resort to breathtakingly emotional insults and cries of "unconstitutional!"

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