August 26, 2006


A letter from the excellent Ari Fleischer, former Bush White House spokesman, to Jimmy Carter, the former peanut farmer and America's most inept, most destructive President (post Nixon media coup d'etat) who never met a West hating Islamist he didn't kowtow to;

The Honorable Jimmy Carter
The Carter Center
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

Dear Mr. President:

I just read the transcript of your interview with the German magazine, Der Spiegel, in which you accuse Israel of launching an "unjustified attack on Lebanon."

Even after the interviewer reminded you that Israel was the first to get attacked, you charged Israel with lacking "any legal or moral justification for their massive bombing of the entire nation of Lebanon."

As someone who served in the White House as a spokesman for a President, I am reluctant to criticize another President, but in this instance my conscience compels me to do so.

Mr. President, your words are music to Hezbollah's ears and your message is a blow to long-term peace.

Just as you underestimated the threat of the Soviet Union in the 1970s, you underestimate the threat of radical Islam today. Your condemnation of Israel, the victim, only encourages Hezbollah, the attacker, to bide its time and attack again.

Ahmed Barakat, a member of Hezbollah's central council, last week told the Qatari newspaper as-Watan that "Today Arab and Muslim society is reasonably certain that the defeat of Israel is possible and that the countdown to the disappearance of the Zionist entity in the region has begun. The triumph of the resistance is the beginning of the death of the Israeli enemy."

I was raised a Democrat but I changed parties in 1982 because I believed your policies and the nuclear freeze movement invited increased Soviet militarism and adventurism. President Reagan's military build-up and credible threat of the use of force helped bring about the demise of Communism and brought freedom and a better life to hundreds of millions in Central and Eastern Europe. It also secured a lasting peace.

I'm sorry to see you articulate about Hezbollah and its aggression the same weak world-view that encouraged Soviet aggression. As Ronald Reagan showed us, peace through strength is the only formulation understood by those bent on destruction.

I understand your longing for peace and your fond hope that Hezbollah can be reasoned with. However, when you call Israel's defense "an attack", when you call what is justified "unjustified", and when you call morality immoral, I conclude that the pro-defense, strong foreign policy lessons of the 70s and 80s remain unacceptable to you. Also, when you criticize Israel for targeting so-called "civilian" areas in Beirut and other areas where Hezbollah hides its operations, the result would be - if Israel listened to you - the creation of safe havens from which more violence and rocket attacks would be planned and launched.

Sadly, Hezbollah today is planning its next war. For the sake of peace, Israel deserves your praise, not your condemnation.


L. Ari Fleischer

stolen borrowed in it's entirety from Atlas Shrugs (it just HAS to be passed around!)

Posted by Delftsman3 at August 26, 2006 06:38 PM | TrackBack

Great piece Bert, Jimmah Carter and George Galloway must have a genetic connection. If Carter were on fire and I had a full bladder, well in this case I wouldn't piss on him.

Posted by: Jack at August 26, 2006 10:10 PM

Not even if he promised to swallow every drop?

Posted by: Jimbo at August 27, 2006 12:32 AM

Uh Uh, Jimbo let the Communist A-hole burn and die of thirst, he's like his British counterpart that's on Al-Jazeera praising Hezbollah. They both need to be skinned alive dipped in salt water and then burned at the stake for their Islamo-Fascist, Communist loving stance.

Posted by: Jack at August 27, 2006 11:50 AM

You go, Ari!!

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