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April 15, 2008
Carter lays wreath at Baby Killer's grave
What did you expect? It's Jimmy Carter, after all:
Former President Jimmy Carter embraced a leading Hamas figure Tuesday, according to participants in a meeting that infuriated Israeli officials already upset by Carter's freelance Mideast peace mission. I'm sure Carter truly believes the "possibility for peace is high." The question is what kind of peace Carter and his friends in Hamas envision? We know what Hamas's definition of peace is; no Israel. Given Jimmy Carter's record the last decade or so, one can legitimately ask whether he would be willing to meet Hamas halfway in their demands - say, eliminating only half the Jews in Israel. I'm sure Jimmy would think that a fair solution.
Carter also laid a wreath at the grave of Yasser Arafat, whom the Bush administration and many Israelis blame for the breakdown of peace talks seven years ago and the violence that followed.
At a reception in the West Bank town of Ramallah organized by Carter's office, the former president hugged Nasser Shaer, a senior Hamas politician, meeting participants said. Embraces between men are a common custom in Arab culture.
"He gave me a hug. We hugged each other, and it was a warm reception," Shaer told The Associated Press. "Carter asked what he can do to achieve peace between the Palestinians and Israel ... and I told him the possibility for peace is high."
I sometimes daydream what historians of the future will make of people like Carter and other liberals who regularly embrace the murderous thugs of the world. I imagine them shaking their heads in wonderment at the pure stupidity on display in this day and age and chalking it up to massive drug use by the left.
To think that they actually mean it when they praise these goblins is just too horrible to contemplate.
Thomas Lifson adds: Carter is now a man to be shunned by all respectable company.