A surprising bit of news out of Hollywood. A group of Hollywood names — both on the screen and behind it — got together and took out a full page ad in the Los Angeles Times taking a stand against terrorism. Webloggin has a copy of the ad.
Interestingly, the news about this ad’s existence didn’t show up in the American news at all. Instead, an Australian paper picked up the news because Nicole Kidman spearheaded the effort. As Dennis Prager says, this war helps separate the wheat from the chaff, in that it identifies the decent Left, from the indecent Left. Some of the decents have come out of hiding in Hollywood (as well as many of the better known Hollywood conservatives).
Speaking of the indecent Left, if you have the stomach for it, you may want to read Jimmy Carter’s Der Spiegel interview. Here’s just one revolting part of that interview:
SPIEGEL: You also mentioned the hatred for the United States throughout the Arab world which has ensued as a result of the invasion of Iraq. Given this circumstance, does it come as any surprise that Washington’s call for democracy in the Middle East has been discredited?
Carter: No, as a matter of fact, the concerns I exposed have gotten even worse now with the United States supporting and encouraging Israel in its unjustified attack on Lebanon.
SPIEGEL: But wasn’t Israel the first to get attacked?
Carter: I don’t think that Israel has any legal or moral justification for their massive bombing of the entire nation of Lebanon. What happened is that Israel is holding almost 10,000 prisoners, so when the militants in Lebanon or in Gaza take one or two soldiers, Israel looks upon this as a justification for an attack on the civilian population of Lebanon and Gaza. I do not think that’s justified, no. …
SPIEGEL: Should there be an international peacekeeping force along the Lebanese-Israeli border?
SPIEGEL: And can you imagine Germans soldiers taking part?
Carter: Yes, I can imagine Germans taking part.
SPIEGEL: … even with their history?
Carter: Yes. That would be certainly satisfactory to me personally, and I think most people believe that enough time has passed so that historical facts can be ignored.
It pains me to admit that I voted for this man in 1980 (I’ll bet many of you did too), and I just have to say I’m so incredibly grateful to those Americans who had the wisdom in that year to turn out for Reagan.
Carter is a very, very bad man. Whether because he’s senile (which I doubt) or because he’s become so imbued in the worst of Leftist ideology, he’s abandoned any semblance of a moral compass. And for him to use his bully-ish pulpit as an ex-President to travel abroad to attack is own country and his own successor in office is so appalling I’m left wordless . . . so I’ll stop here.