March To Iraq War, 20 Years Later

Wednesday, 8 March 2023 — The Dissenter

Former President Jimmy Carter, who had won the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, shakes hands with President George W. Bush (Bush Archives)

March 8, 2003: In an op-ed for the New York Times, former President Jimmy Carter opposes going to war in Iraq.

“As a Christian and as a president who was severely provoked by international crises, I became thoroughly familiar with the principles of a just war, and it is clear that a substantially unilateral attack on Iraq does not meet these standards,” Carter declares. “This is an almost universal conviction of religious leaders, with the most notable exception of a few spokesmen of the Southern Baptist Convention who are greatly influenced by their commitment to Israel based on eschatological, or final days, theology.”

“[W]ith our own national security not directly threatened and despite the overwhelming opposition of most people and governments in the world, the United States seems determined to carry out military and diplomatic action that is almost unprecedented in the history of civilized nations.”

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VTJP Palestine/Israel News & Articles 22 October 2012: The full story behind the war against free speech in Israel’s universities

22 October 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Gaza Prepares To Welcome The Prince Of Qatar
IMEMC – The Hams-led government in the Gaza Strip, the Hamas movement and various sectors in the Gaza Strip are preparing for the historic visit of the Prince of Qatar, Hamad Bin Khalifa, and his wife Mouza, who will be arriving in Gaza Tuesday in a move to break the illegal Israeli siege, and launch the Gaza reconstruction plan. …

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National Security Archive Update: THE TEST BAN CHALLENGE

11 August, 2010 — National Security Archive

Government Officials Since Eisenhower Have Seen Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban as Vital for Curbing Nuclear Proliferation, According to Declassified Documents

State Department Memos Shows Consternation Created by Jimmy Carter’s Offer to Deng Xiaoping to Assist Chinese Underground Testing

For more information, contact:
William Burr – or 202/994-7000

Washington, DC, August 11, 2010 – The next nuclear policy challenge for the Obama administration, right after Senate action on the New START Treaty, will be Senate ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), which President Obama sees as a condition for a world free of nuclear weapons. As he declared in his Hradcany Square speech, “After more than five decades of talks, it is time for the testing of nuclear weapons to finally be banned.” U.S. presidents since Dwight D. Eisenhower have sought, sometimes only rhetorically, a comprehensive test ban of nuclear testing in all environments (underground, atmospheric, underwater and outer space).

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Who’s Who of Banned Visitors to Palestine

20 May, 2010 — The Only Democracy?

[Editor’s Note: Contrary to what The Only Democracy? reports, as the image below quite clearly states, these people have not been barred from entering Israel, it’s the Occupied Territories. See ‘Noam Chomsky Was Not Prevented From Entering Israel’. I visited their site to get them to correct their misleading title but found that Comments was closed.]


At this point, you could have quite the dinner party with the folks Israel leaves out! How do I get on that guest list?

UPDATE: Eitan Bronner has an article on the dustup inside Israel over whether it was such a great idea to ban Noam Chomsky, after doing likewise to Jewish American journalist Jared Maslin,  Falk, and Goldstone as well as my personal favorite, Spain’s most famous clown Ivan Prado. Maybe if Israel didn’t need to hide what it was doing to Palestinians, Elvis Costello wouldn’t need to stay away as well!

The decision Sunday to bar [Chomsky]from entering the West Bank to speak at Birzeit, a Palestinian university, ‘is a foolish act in a frequent series of recent follies,’ remarked Boaz Okun, the legal commentator of the newspaper Yediot Aharonot, in his Monday column.

Obama – Bush Lite or just Dark? By William Bowles

1 August 2009

When it emerged that Barack Obama was to be the candidate for 2008 election I wrote extensively on why such a ‘radical’ solution was chosen, asserting that selecting a black man was a stroke of genius, if the ‘masters of the universe’ could pull it off. Amazing really, considering the people who did it, essentially the Democratic Leadership Council (see, ‘Not corrupted by DLC, says Obama’, and where you can find a wealth of information on the DLC and Obama) and that the selection was made at least five years ago (see my ‘Sucker bait or the politics of smoke and mirrors’). At the same time, I was also aware of the paradox(es) involved and the potential pitfalls that might mean either bumping him off or removing him by some other means, I kid you not.

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