Jimmy Carter makes leap from pest to traitor

| May 27, 2008

I’d wager that Americans are generally tired of being treated to the spectacle of an aging ex-President meandering the world, undermining our own foreign policy. His latest antics may cross the line from Jimmy Carter being a mere pest to his being a traitor. According to the Guardian, Carter urged our European allies to break with the US and ignore the common sense policy of ignoring the bloodthirsty thugs of Hamas;

Referring to the possibility of Europe breaking with the US in an interview with the Guardian, he said: “Why not? They’re not our vassals. They occupy an equal position with the US.”

The blockade on Hamas-ruled Gaza, imposed by the US, EU, UN and Russia – the so-called Quartet – after the organisation’s election victory in 2006, was “one of the greatest human rights crimes on Earth,” since it meant the “imprisonment of 1.6 million people, 1 million of whom are refugees”. “Most families in Gaza are eating only one meal per day. To see Europeans going along with this is embarrassing,” Carter said.

Or, dimwit, Hamas could care a bit about their own people and lay down their weapons and stop killing their people outright. They claim to be the representatives of their people, but they’re just another in a long succession of tyrants who oppress Gazans. The problem isn’t US policy or European policy – it’s Hamas and their refusal to join the modern world.

But Carter wasn’t done. The Times Online, reports that Carter went ahead and gave away national security secrets;

Israel has 150 nuclear weapons in its arsenal, former President Jimmy Carter said yesterday, while arguing that the US should talk directly to Iran to persuade it to drop its nuclear ambitions.

I’m pretty sure that he knows how many nuclear weapons Israel has because of security briefings he received while President. That should persuade Americans that Carter will violate every law that exists to resurrect his legacy after ignoring and later lying about warnings the US government gave him to avoid meeting with Hamas. And talking with Iran worked so well for him in 1980 didn’t it?

I read his memoir “Keeping Faith” and it became clear to me two decades ago that, despite the public perception of Carter as a decent well-intentioned man, Carter is a megalomaniac bent on rehabilitating his reputation at any cost. Proof that it’s working on the international stage is those buffoons in Oslo awarding him a Nobel Prize.

Of course, we certainly can’t throw him a dungeon somewhere, but we can put him in a soundproof display case in the Carter Center until he finally shuts up.

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  1. I dunno Jonn, I think Carter made the leap from pest to traitor a while ago.

  2. And, people are touting Barack Obamassiah as being “so good as to be like Jimmah Cahtah”, validating to themselves the reason to vote for him. Jimmah gets called “a senior statesman”, something that even “Sheets” Byrd makes a mockery of, and gets consideration in raghead countries that amaze me. Where in hell does he get his following?
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