Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Jimmy Carter hits rock bottom

UPDATED & BUMPED: Fausta reminds us of Jimmy's longtime love affair with tyrants.
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Has he lost all sense of shame?
Former President Jimmy Carter is reportedly preparing an unprecedented meeting with the leader of Hamas, an organization that the U.S. government considers one of the leading terrorist threats in the world.
The Arabic-language newspaper Al-Hayat reported Tuesday that Carter was planning a trip to Syria for mid-April, during which he would meet with Khaled Meshal, the exiled head of the Palestinian terror group Hamas, on April 18. . . .
Meshal, who lives in Syria to avoid being arrested by the Israeli government, leads
Hamas from his seat in Damascus, where he is a guest of Bashar al-Assad's regime.
The State Department has designated Hamas a "foreign terrorist organization," and some groups hold Meshal personally responsible for ordering the kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. . . .
Some Carter critics called the latest reports typical of the ex-president.
“It’s about par for the course from President Carter, demonstrating a lack of judgment typical of what he does," said John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. . . .
“I’m not surprised that Carter would do this, as he has been supporting Palestinian extremism for many years,” said Steve Emerson, director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, a watchdog group.
It's impossible to find words strong enough to denounce this move by Carter. It demonstrates his indifference to who Hamas is and what Hamas does. Hamas is is an organization dedicated to the annihilation of Israel. It exists for one purpose and one purpose only: To kill Jews.

Maybe next Jimmy will meet with Osama bin Laden.

UPDATE: Allahpundit has a suggestion for Carter's "diplomacy" with Meshal:

As an icebreaker, ask him how many Jews really died in the Holocaust.
Allah also notes that Carter met with Hamas leaders in the West Bank two years ago.

UPDATE II: One blogger who describes herself as "an example of a Jewish person who wants good things for Israel," thinks Jimmy's hobnobbing with Hamas is OK, because CAIR says so. Some people . . .


  1. Maybe next Jimmy will meet with Osama bin Laden
    Now or in the afterlife, take your pick.

  2. Maybe we can get lucky and they will cut his head off.