Monday, April 21, 2008

Carter Gets it Wrong…Again

Jimmy Carter must have a listening comprehension problem. Or perhaps it’s a logic comprehension problem. None the less, first he avoids calls to not meet with militant terrorist groups in the Middle East, and then he comes out claiming Hamas would be willing to share a peaceful border with Israel. That would be an incredible step for Hamas to make, if it were true.
"We agree on the [Palestinian] state with the borders of June 4, 1967, Jerusalem as its capital, fully sovereign without settlements, the right of return, but without the recognition of Israel," Meshaal said at a news conference in Damascus, Syria.

Kind of puts a wrench in Carter’s “diplomacy” tour. Jimmy said: "I'm not a negotiator, I'm just trying to understand different opinions and communicate, provide communications between people that won't communicate with each other," Carter said Tuesday at the beginning of his trip.

Thanks buddy, but we didn’t need you to go and give Hamas more legitimacy to understand what they think and what they plan to do. They state their intentions clearly and overtly; you don’t have to be a master “diplomat” like you to identify their aims.


Andre said...

There's a good editorial in the Times of Malta about Carter's attempts. It's not every day that The Times provides good quality editorial!

Roland Dodds said...

The link didn't work for me Andre. Try emailing it to me at ogfatso[a]