A reader emailed us yesterday to ask why we hadn’t been covering the Jimmy Carter dust-up.
I told him I couldn’t bear to do it – being the kind of person who actively avoids looking at car accidents as we’re being waved through the scene by a policeman, I’m not fit for the task of reading about Jimmah, much less having to write about his corrupt self. It literally makes me queasy.
However, Wretchard is made of sterner stuff. I highly recommend his essay, which is full of links to original material…in addition to being done in his own inimitable style:
It’s hard to read Alan Dershowitz’s denunciation of former President Jimmy Carter without getting a sinking feeling. Dershowitz summarizes the huge sums which investigative journalists now say Jimmy Carter received from Arab and Islamic sources. And they are considerable. The Saudis bailed out his peanut farm in 1976. The infamous BCCI and Saudi billionaire Gaith Pharaon actually helped with the startup funding of the Carter Center. Carter himself is quoted fulsomely thanking Sheik Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, the long time ruler of the UAE, for donating half a million dollars. From what is known Carter has received tens of millions of dollars from Arab and Islamic sources. And that, argues Dershowitz, is behind the former President’s tireless campaigning against Israel.[there are links on the original post which don’t show here]
I am going to recommend you read the whole thing, though in all honesty I will admit that I couldn’t do it; instead I scrolled on down to the next post, trying to catch up on what I’d missed at The Belmont Club this week. As in the worst of Clinton’s shenanigans with the Chinese, I had to turn away from seeing any further into the grisly truth – a truth I can do nothing about. With quisling leaders like these what country needs enemies?
They’re right here among us and Jimmah is at the top of the list.
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