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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Two Failed Presidents Meet

Former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami is coming to the United States after he was granted a visa for the annual UN anniversary celebration. Harvard is offering Khatami a forum to spread his "message," and is scheduled to speak at the Washington National Cathedral on Sept. 7.
Khatami's schedule may include speeches at the University of Virginia and to an Islamic group in Chicago. He may also pay a private visit to Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello and meet with our worst former president, Jimmy Carter, who has agreed to meet with Khatami. How nice!
Carter's term as president was dominated by the rupture in relations after the 1979 Iranian revolution and the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, where 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days until the day he left office.
Khatami was president of the Islamic republic from 1997 to 2005 and never disavowed Ayatollah Khomeini's actions when he was supreme leader. He was labeled a moderate and reformer but was feckless and never stood up to the Mullah's for change.
Carter on the other hand recently stated to Der Spiegel and The Daily Telegraph in interviews that that Israel was unjustified in attacking Lebanon. Speaking to the British Daily Telegraph, Carter condemned British PM Tony Blair for being too compliant and subservient to President Bush. How diplomatic!
Carter doesn't believe Israel has a right to defend itself upon attack. "I don't think that Israel has any legal or moral justification for the massive bombing of the entire nation of Lebanon." Carter added that he believed he spoke for the vast majority of Democrats.
Khatami on Sunday emphasized the legitimacy of Iran's nuclear technology development program. He is sticking with the hardline view so as to embrace his puppet masters.
Khatami conceded he had failed to implement his democratic reform program while Iran's President, claiming he had bowed to the will of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his hard-line allies to avoid riots and preserve the ruling Islamic establishment. "If I retreated, I retreated against the system I believed in," said Khatami in 2004. A system he believed in? How does this mesh with his "reformer" label?
"The only way to save the country is to establish democracy," said Khatami speaking of reform in Iran. "The way toward democracy is through and within the Islamic Republic." Is Khatami speaking of radical Islam or the so-called peaceful Islam many in the West are attempting to see through all of the violence.
Khatami was voted into office by landside majority in 1997 and 2001. Like Carter his presidency was failed. Students would later chant: "Khatami, Khatami shame on you! Incompetent Khatami, may our vote not bless you!"
Khatami responded, "I considered it necessary to save the ruling establishment."
Now we have come full circle while Iran thumbs its nose at the West and continues on the path to nuclear weapons. Two failed former Presidents may meet and chat about their failed policies and Carter will lament on George W. Bush and Tony Blair as failures in leadership.
Carter is now a voice for the angry left and hate mongers at The Daily Kos and With the elections in November and the threat of a Democratic takeover in the House any rational and conservative minded individual should ask themselves one question. Do we want Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House?
Khatami will meet with the worst President in U.S. history and will visit a memorial to one of the great Founding Fathers in American history. This all seems like an insult to Thomas Jefferson.

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Blogger Aryamehr said...

Mullah Khatami (the ex-President of the terrorist Islamic Republic) is coming to the United States:

The Iranian people are being killed by these terrorist mullah’s which the state department has listed as the world’s no. 1 state-sponsor of terrorism (be it foreign or domestic)!

Please do what you can to protest this terrorists invitation to the United States and if you are able to attend any demonstrations that will take place at the duration of his visit.

The United States foreign policy should be that of empowering the Iranian people not their oppressors which have held that country hostage for 27 years and commited mass murders without the international community so much as raising their objections.

8/31/2006 01:17:00 PM  
Blogger Liberally Conservative said...

The post you have commented on does just that, comparing failed Presidents and once again exposing them as gutless people who lack intestinal fortitude and leadership qualities.

Carter thinks America is the enemy and Khatami says he is for reform but thought the status quo was necessary so he backed off.

Troubling indeed!

8/31/2006 01:32:00 PM  

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