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A Democrat to Defend…

By Brian | June 1, 2006 | Share on Facebook

This one goes out to Jeff Porten, who’s been accusing me of leaning too far to the right lately:

The Canadian Free Press has uncovered the shocking news that Jimmy Carter’s Carter Center of Atlanta has accepted over $1 million in donations from Bakr Bin Laden, Osama Bin Laden’s brother.

“An investigation by the Censure Carter Committee into the financing for The Carter Center of Atlanta, Georgia founded by President Carter and his wife to advance his “Blame America First” policies reveals that over $1,000,000 has been funneled from Bakr M. Bin Laden for the Saudi Bin Laden Group to the Carter Center,” says Censure Carter.Com in a mainstream media-ignored recent media release.

“In fact, an online report accuses former President Carter of meeting with 10 of Osama Bin Laden’s brothers early in 2000, Carter and his wife, Rosalyn followed up their meeting with a breakfast with Bakr Bin Laden in September 2000 and secured the first $200,000 towards the more than $1 million that has been received by the Carter Center.”

OK, let’s assume for a minute that all of this is true. Here’s the thing:

Big Deal.

Osama Bin Laden has more than fifty brothers and sisters. Many of them are on friendly terms with the United States. Several of them cooperated fully with our intelligence agencies just after 9/11, and several others have shown up in American pop culture – writing books or appearing on reality TV programs. There is no evidence of any sort that any of them are terrorists, or have any ties to terrorists (including their estranged brother Osama). The Bin Laden Group that these folks refer to is the largest construction company in the Middle East and, from what I read, a perfectly respectable company.

Michael Moore criticized President Bush and his family for having ties with the Bin Ladens in his movie, Fahrenheit 911 for the same misleading reasons. It was stupid then, and it’s stupid now.

Topics: Political Rantings | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “A Democrat to Defend…”

  1. Jeff Porten says at November 30th, -0001 at 12:00 am :
    Actually, we’ve known for years that Jimmy is on the side of the terrorists. Shhhh. It’s a secret.

  2. Brian says at November 30th, -0001 at 12:00 am :
    I KNEW it. That whole Nobel Peace Prize thing was such a cool coverup…

  3. Jeff Porten says at November 30th, -0001 at 12:00 am :
    Yeah, well, they also gave one to Arafat.

  4. Brian says at November 30th, -0001 at 12:00 am :
    Yeah, OK – that coverup wasn’t nearly as successful


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