Former president and current professional terrorist apologist, Jimmy Carter, once again demonstrates he needs to get on the phone to Vanna White and buy a clue.
Carter's answer to protests that he's meeting with militants from the terrorist group, Hamas, was positively beauty pageant-esque: "I'm quite at ease". Carter went on to say that Hamas was "essential" to any future peace with Israel.
Of course, Jimmy knows that the stated goal of Hamas is to destroy Israel. What kind of essential peace will Jimmy be able to achieve with a group whose charter states:
"There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors."
Carter, like a bad yeast infection, just won't go away. He spoke on ABC's This Week also said he would oppose a U.S. Olympic boycott and hopes all countries will join in the Beijing games--presumably after holding hands, singing songs and exchanging wet kisses.
Also at DBKP.com: "Carter, Hamas: Jimmy Needs to Make the Call".
At least Carter has some experience with Olympic boycotts. The U.S. boycott of the Olympics in 1980 was the only time Carter showed any spine. Like most of his other forays into the international arena, it was ineffective and only hurt U.S. athletes.
Several State Department officials, including the secretary, Condoleezza Rice, criticized Carter's plans to talk in Syria this week with exiled Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in the first public contact in two years between a prominent American figure and the group. Carter said he had not heard the objections directly, although a State Department spokesman said earlier that a senior official from the department had called the former president.
"President Carter is a private citizen. We respect his views," Stephen Hadley, President Bush's national security adviser, said Sunday on ABC.
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Jimmy Carter had his chance at playing "International Politics Mystery Date". It came back during 1977-81. The USA's flirtation with the peanut-farmer-turned-Georgia governor resembled a bad one night stand: both suffered regrets and tried forgetting about the whole thing--and neither party respected the other in the morning.
If Jimmy Carter were not so smugly self-assured, he might listen to just one piece of advice before he leaves for his pow wow with Hamas.
It's not to late.
Jimmy, pick up the phone and make that call to Vanna.
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