Monday, June 25, 2007

Carter: Average American basher or terrorist enabler?

Jimmy Carter, who had one of the most disasterous presidencies in recent years, is spewing vitrole again. Apparently, his innacurate, libelous, anti-Semitic work Palestine: Peace, not Apartheid is not the last we we hear from him.

In a speech in Dublin Ireland, Carter criticized the U.S. and EU for marginalizing the Hamas-led goverment in the Palestinian territories, going so far as call the Bush administration's refusal to accept the '06 Hamas victory a "criminal" action. Carter even goes on to praise Hamas as "shrewd," and having "superior skills and discipline." Carter continues to blast U.S. policy completely, stating that the U.S. and EU is seeking to divide Palestinians.

There was once a time when a former U.S. president would have thought twice before blasting his country's policies when speaking before a foreign audience. Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of Jimmy Carter's opposition to the administration and U.S. foreign policy is his unconditional support for the Palestinians, and more specifically for the Hamas goverment, and his refusal to acknowledge that they are part of the problem. When a former American president seeks to legitimize a ruthless terrorist organization that clings to a fascist-like ideology and has no respect for life--a clear line has been crossed.

Carter's failed presidency resulted from his appeasement and capitulation of the Islamic terrorists who who stormed our embassy in Tehran, and his overall adversion to military force in defense of the United States. Now, we see that he is not only an appeaser, but an emphathizer and enabler of our enemies.

It's truly disgraceful and disgusting, and in one passage, Carter seems to condone suicide bombings for the time being, stating that they should end when Israel accepts the goals of the road map to peace with Palestinians (Carter has already instructed his publisher to remove this outrageous statement from future editions of the book).

The actual statement: “It is imperative that the general Arab community and all significant Palestinian groups make it clear that they will end the suicide bombings and other acts of terrorism when international laws and the ultimate goals of the Roadmap for Peace are accepted by Israel” (p. 213).

As long as Carter continues to act despicably and outrageously, the Democrats will struggle to distance themselves from the loony former president and member of their party.

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