Fox host Steve Doocy accuses Jimmy Carter of helping Iran by repeating a rumor that Israel has about 150 nuclear weapons.
Doocy said, “The extraordinary thing is a lot of people throughout the middle east have assumed for a very long time that Israel had [nuclear weapons] but nobody has ever said officially that they have it. So, here you have got this guy who was once upon a time the president of the United States doing just that. Now what is going to happen is since he is making the argument. Well, this — they have got them. He has helped iran. Look, we should arm ourselves because Israel has got 150 of them, according to the former President.”
Transcript via closed captions
gretchen: remember last month when we told that you former president jimmy carter was going to meet with hamas and that created quite a firestorm amongst many people around the world that a former president would meet with the leader of a terrorist organization. now it appears that he is giving out secret information about israel and how many nuclear weapons they may have. according to most people, this information has never been made public before.
brian: no one has done it. they haven’t done it. why not leave it to a former president one term president like jim carter. he was in wales and taking guess about nuclear arsenal.
israel has arsenal about 150. we haven’t heard it confirmed before. we have had rumors. 12,000 nukes. we have about 12,000. francenned the u.k. 12 hundred. i don’t think iran could ever. — he should know this because he was a nuclear scientist. — i don’t think iran could ever put together any type of formidable nuclear arsenal.
steve: we have a quote of what jimmy carter did say it is extraordinary. quote, the u.s. has more
steve: the extraordinary thing is a lot of people throughout the middle east have assumed for a very long time that israel had. but nobody has ever said officially that they have it. so, here you have got this guy who was once upon a time the president of the united states doing just that. now what is going to happen is since he is making the argument well, this — they have got them. he has helped iran. look, we should arm ourselves because israel has got 150 of them, according to their former president.
gretchen: former israeli military chief used one word to sum it up. irresponsible about carter’s comments. steve: loose lips, jimmy.
This video is from Fox’s Fox & Friends, broadcast May 27, 2008.