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Archive of posts published in the tag: Jimmy Carter

The Alternative to Dominance

from James Dobbins at The WSJ, American Retrenchment Is a Golden Oldie But we don’t know how the country will respond to the next crisis. It took the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, nine months after Luce’s call to…

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Carter and Israel

from National Review in 2002, Jay Nordlinger wrote Carterpalooza excerpts:  No one quite realizes just how passionately anti-Israel Carter is. William Safire has reported that Cyrus Vance acknowledged that, if he had had a second term, Carter would have sold…

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Sacrificing the Bad for the Worse

“In any event, Richard Nixon was gone, and the doctrine bearing his name was not about to be disinterred by a president who saw no need for it and even thought that the United States would be better off without…

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Ethnocentric Diplomacy

  Foreign affairs is the most difficult area of government policy.  To be effective it requires a continuity and consistency that transcends presidential terms.  Impatience serves us well as an entrepreneurial economic growth engine, but it is our Achilles heel…

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Hebron, Shiloh, and Bethlehem

During one of Menachem Begin’s initial meetings with Jimmy Carter, the subject of Israeli settlements in the West Bank inevitably arose and it was a major sticking point in their relationship. He (Begin) took out a piece of paper from…

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A Long Way from November

Obama beat McCain in 2008 with much larger margins than we have seen in recent elections.  Obama got 53% of the popular votes to McCain’s 46%, 365 electoral votes to McCain’s 193.  9 states swung from red to blue. Not…

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Fault and Responsibility

The Editors of the National Review wrote The Logo- Centrist, 6/16/12: Excerpt: The telling fact is that the president apparently is unable to discern the difference between what is his fault and what is his responsibility. The 1980 recession and the legacy…

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The Right to Exist

Menachem Begin’s election over Shimon Peres was a pivotal point in Israeli politics, the first time the Labor Party faced defeat. From his days with the Irgun, Begin was deemed an intransigent radical.  To many he was an obstacle to…

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What if the Mission Failed?

President Obama made a presidential decision, both to remain focused on the pursuit of Bin Laden and on the crucial decision to bend the rules to send Special Forces in on the ground and kill him.  He deserves credit for…

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Democracy is Secondary

As we try to predict what the outcome will be in Egypt we tend to compare it to the last similar conflict, which many think is Iran. But the mistake in Iran began in 1953 when Mohammad Mosaddegh, a democratically…

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Foxman and Carter

Jimmy Carter apologized to the Jews for his statements and actions over the past few decades and it was quickly accepted by Abe Foxman from the Anti Defamation League. Apparently Foxman now has second thoughts and has taken back his…

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Aparthied Absurdity

The charge of apartheid against Israel is so absurd that those who level the claim, starting but not ending with Jimmy Carter, relinquish any claim on legitimacy. Arabs in Israel proper have more rights than many Arabs in most of…

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A Year of Naïve Amateurism

At National Review Conrad Black writes “An Awful First Year”. A Comprehensive rant about Team Obama’s first year,  this passage focuses on an historical perspective of presidential foreign policies: Dwight D. Eisenhower came into office determined to end the Korean…

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