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Never Fear, Carter is Here, To Save Middle East

by James Denison / February 1, 2011 12:21 AM PST

Yeah, right. Can you say "Arab Oil Embargo" three times, then clk your heels together.


Jimmy Carter came out and said Sunday what many experts in the region believe is now inevitable: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will have to go.

Some conservative commentators said that even Carter was shaming Obama by sounding more supportive of Egyptians' freedoms than his fellow Democratic president.

But more common was an equating of Obama's foreign policy with that of Carter - who, after all, is generally considered in Republican circles to be the country's weakest recent president, and the man who lost Iran.

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He did it once
by Josh K / February 1, 2011 12:24 AM PST

Yes, he blew Iran big-time but he did get Israel and Egypt together after 5,000 years of hostilities, no small achievement. And the treaty has held for over 30 years.

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He made Israel buy the treaty
by James Denison / February 1, 2011 1:10 AM PST
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by giving up what was properly won in war from Egypt.

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It's called negotiation, James
by Josh K / February 1, 2011 9:20 AM PST

You give a little, you get a little.

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