Jimmy Carter was one of, if not THE, most intelligent presidents that the United States has ever had. And, he was one of the most moral. He is a genuinely good guy. I would love to have him as a father-in-law, or a neighbor, or a coworker. If he wasn’t such an idiot, I would love this guy.
In his article in the Jerusalem Post, titled Father of the Iranian Revolution, Michael EvansÂ talks about the origins of the Islamic terrorist quagmire that we are in, and writes:Â Â
The truth is the entire nightmare can be traced back to the liberal democratic policies of the leftist Jimmy Carter, who created a firestorm that destabilized our greatest ally in the Muslim world, the shah of Iran, in favor of a religious fanatic, the ayatollah Khomeini.
Carter viewed Khomeini as more of a religious holy man in a grassroots revolution than a founding father of modern terrorism. Carter’s ambassador to the UN, Andrew Young, said “Khomeini will eventually be hailed as a saint.” Carter’s Iranian ambassador, William Sullivan, said, “Khomeini is a Gandhi-like figure.” Carter adviser James Bill proclaimed in a Newsweek interview on February 12, 1979 that Khomeini was not a mad mujahid, but a man of “impeccable integrity and honesty.”
The shah was terrified of Carter. He told his personal confidant, “Who knows what sort of calamity he [Carter] may unleash on the world?”
We need people with morals and passion in the White House. We need someone who understands the battle between Good and Evil, and is willing to give full support to the side of the Good, and wage war against the Evil.
Jimmy Carter was someone of incredible moral character who hadn’t become corrupted by the compromises that American politics forces one to make. He was a man of ideals. He was a man of belief and passion. Unfortunately, he was unable to identify those that were Good, and routinely supported those that were Evil.
Dr. Evans goes on to illustrate what most of us have known about our boy Jimmy:Â
Carter pressured the shah to make what he termed human rights concessions by releasing political prisoners and relaxing press censorship. Khomeini could never have succeeded without Carter. The Islamic Revolution would have been stillborn.
Gen. Robert Huyser, Carter’s military liaison to Iran, once told me in tears: “The president could have publicly condemned Khomeini and even kidnapped him and then bartered for an exchange with the [American Embassy] hostages, but the president was indignant. ‘One cannot do that to a holy man,’ he said.”
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has donned the mantle of Ayatollah Khomeini, taken up bin Laden’s call, and is fostering an Islamic apocalyptic revolution in Iraq with the intent of taking over the Middle East and the world.
But, down the page in his article, Evans makes a point that I had forgotten, and it’s worth the whole article (or even the book):
KHOMEINI HAD the help of the PLO in Iran. They supplied weapons and terrorists to murder Iranians and incite mobs in the streets. No wonder Yasser Arafat was hailed as a friend of Khomeini after he seized control of Iran and was given the Israeli Embassy in Teheran with the PLO flag flying overhead. Â
Our friend, Yasser Arafat. The man that we love and admire. If theÂ West had supported Israel like they should have, there would have been no PLO, and there would have been no Islamic Iranian Revolution.Â Our insane, tragic tale gets more and more insane.
Dr. Evans ends his article with this:Â Â
I sat in the home of Gen. Huyser, who told me the shah feared he would lose the country if he implemented Carter’s polices. Carter had no desire to see the shah remain in power. He really believed that a cleric – whose Islamist fanaticism he did not understand in the least – would be better for human rights and Iran.
He could have changed history by condemning Khomeini and getting the support of our allies to keep him out of Iran.
There are times and places in which a single man or woman can make all the difference in the world. Jimmy Carter was just such a man at just such a time and place,Â and he did make all the difference in the world.
The wrong one.
Be sure to visit Dr. Michael Evans’ website, www.thefinalmovebeyondiraq.com.
The articleÂ quoted above can beÂ viewed here: