Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Can Anyone Get Jimmy Carter To Shut Up? Supports Nuclear Power and "Axis of Evil" Member North Korea, Says Terror Group Hamas Can Be Trusted

Habitat for Hamas? Oh, the Humanity!

  • Mr. President, you are truly a nut case.

We're pretty sure President Obama already has too many cooks in his foreign policy kitchen. He certainly does not need Jimmy Carter's headache.

The Former President not only thinks North Korea is a nice place, but says only "some people" think Hamas is a terrorist organization.

Looks like Carter forgot that Hamas's charter calls for the destruction of the State of Israel and its replacement with a Palestinian Islamic state in the area that is now Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.

From Fox News:

  • Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday he believes North Korea would be willing to give up its nuclear weapons for U.S. diplomatic recognition, a peace deal with South Korea and America, and if it got new atomic power reactors and free fuel oil.

  • "It could be worked out, in my opinion, in half a day," Carter said in an interview Monday with The Associated Press.

  • "When Bush came in he threw that in the wastebasket, and it started all over with the 'Axis of Evil,' and so therefore they began to reprocess their (nuclear) fuel," Carter said.

  • U.N. inspections were barred by North Korea, and Pyongyang tested a nuclear bomb in 2006.Anxious to dismantle the country's atomic program, five regional powers hashed out a 2007 deal promising energy and other aid to Pyongyang in exchange for nuclear disarmament, but the agreement has been hindered by disputes between North Korea and the United States over how to verify what nuclear activities the country had undertaken in past decades.

This comes on the heels of an interview on The Today Show in which Carter showed sympathy for terror group Hamas, saying the radical Islamic extremists are trustworthy. He added that "some people" think Hamas is a terrorist group.

(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)

YNet News :

  • Hamas can be trusted, former US President Jimmy Carter said Monday, in an interview on NBC's 'Today' show. Carter spoke with NBC's Meredith Vieira about his perspective on the Middle East conflict, and his new book, "We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land."

  • According to the former president, Hamas never deviated from their commitments as per the ceasefire agreement. He said that, during his meetings with Hamas leaders in Damascus and Gaza, he was promised that Hamas would honor agreements between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israel, as long as they were supported by public referendum.

  • Hamas did bad things. I'm not defending them. But they did adhere to the ceasefire fully, Carter maintained. He added that Israel has a choice between a one-state solution – which is, for Israel, a catastrophe, and a two-state solution, which everyone would support.

  • In his interview, Carter explained the rationale behind his book, saying "I am writing another book about the Middle East because the new president of the United States is facing a major opportunity — and responsibility — to lead in ending conflict between Israel and its neighbors. The time is now. Peace is possible."

Carter also said Middle East Envoy George Mitchell should meet with Hamas... "without preconditions", one would assume.

Seems the Israelis do not particularly agree.

From One Jerusalem:

  • Former President Jimmy Carter wants United States Middle East Envoy George Mitchell to talk to Hamas. One wonders why Mitchell would waste his time having a private meeting with Carter.

  • Carter's anti-Israel views are widely known and there is nothing of substance Mitchell can learn from Carter.

  • Cater in a television interview had complimentary words for Hamas. I guess terrorist organizations have a special warm spot in Carter's heart.

President Carter does not have a very good track record with Middle East Peace.

Mr. Carter, do the world a favor and stick to you day job .

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