Jimmy Carter the Latest to Bury Obama – Who’s Next?

Powerful and courageous Op-Ed in the NY Times by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.  Although he doesn’t mention Obama by name the implication is clear.  I really think the only way anyone with more than two brain cells to rub together can still support our bankster Puppet in Chief and murderer of American citizens, Barack Obama, is due to an incapacity to mentally accept that he is as bad as if not worse than George W. Bush (at least he was a thug to your face).

Key quotes:
Recent legislation has made legal the president’s right to detain a person indefinitely on suspicion of affiliation with terrorist organizations or “associated forces,” a broad, vague power that can be abused without meaningful oversight from the courts or Congress (the law is currently being blocked by a federal judge). This law violates the right to freedom of expression and to be presumed innocent until proved guilty, two other rights enshrined in the declaration.

In addition to American citizens’ being targeted for assassination or indefinite detention, recent laws have canceled the restraints in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to allow unprecedented violations of our rights to privacy through warrantless wiretapping and government mining of our electronic communications. Popular state laws permit detaining individuals because of their appearance, where they worship or with whom they associate.

I would also like to add this excellent quote by Noam Chomsky, which I got from Glenn Greenwald’s latest:

My own concern is primarily the terror and violence carried out by my own state, for two reasons. For one thing, because it happens to be the larger component of international violence. But also for a much more important reason than that; namely, I can do something about it. So even if the U.S. was responsible for 2 percent of the violence in the world instead of the majority of it, it would be that 2 percent I would be primarily responsible for. And that is a simple ethical judgment. That is, the ethical value of one’s actions depends on their anticipated and predictable consequences. It is very easy to denounce the atrocities of someone else. That has about as much ethical value as denouncing atrocities that took place in the 18th century.

Full Op-Ed by Carter is here.

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  1. Wow, thanks for posting this Mike. Great op-ed by Jimmy Carter. I’d like to see him endorse Ron Paul.

  2. jimmy carter was the one who acculy kicked all this off he is the only president linked to ALL of it (execept bush seinor of corse) he turned the cia lose in afganistan(the russians were responding to this when they invaded) his brother was in “iran contra” and bush seinor was in the cia at the time and it is the LEAST talked about admin. in modern history so he is basicly calling the “winner”. place your bets acordingly(sorry RR haters he was an out sider bush sr. ran the show from the vp.’s office hell RR had a stroke late in his last term REMEMBER!!!

  3. major globalist shill disparages major globalist shill! i guess they think they can control the cathcer’s mitt after all.

  4. I don’t think Jimmy Carter would leave the Democratic party, just because Obama signed
    a bill supported by all but 2 Republican members of the senate, while the Democratic
    majority of the same said house was against the signing! Further diluting our constitutional
    citizenship rights, after giving corporations our citizenship rights, is sleazy moderate politics
    that serves our country and its people poorly!

  5. It’s “interesting” that Carter hypocritically speaks of ethics and morality with blood-stained hands himself as an ex-president but the criticism was valid nonetheless.

  6. It’s hard to believe that I’m actually agreeing with Jimmy Carter of all people but I am. In order to elect a worse president than Obama we would basically have to put Charlie Manson in the White House.

    • Your post is nearly perfect. May I quote you?

    • Song, agreed! Rocketman nailed it.

    • There are no innocents in the Oval Office. I doubt you are agreeing with Carter, merely happy that he is assigning some blame on the current President. I don’t agree with Obama’s non-compliance with Posse Comitatus, but at least he is personally involved. Previous Presidents have approved such assassinations under the cover of “plausible deniability.”
      The suspension of the Bill of Rights was perpetrated by Bush the younger. Carter supported the Shah as had Nixon, Ford and Johnson. Reagan supported Hussein and the Taliban while giving arms to Iran. Every modern President has played the game of Risk with other nations. Supporting terrorists when it suits only to have to clean up the mess later.

  7. I didn’t particularly like Carter as President but, he is an outstanding statesman!!

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