Jimmy Carter's campaign to ensure he goes down in history as the worst ex-president ever continues, with even the Washington Post noticing he is lying about Hamas and its supposed willingness to negotiate. A commendable editorial today makes this point:
Hat tip: Ed Lasky
... actors such as Mr. Carter... portray Hamas as rational and reasonable. Hamas is "perfectly willing" for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas "to represent them in all direct negotiations with the Israelis, and they also maintain that they will accept any agreement that he brokers with the Israelis" provided a referendum is held on it, the former president told the newspaper Haaretz. Compare that claim with Mr. Zahar's own words on the opposite page. In fact, Mr. Zahar has called Mr. Abbas "a traitor" for negotiating with Israel -- a label that is, in the Palestinian context, an incitement to murder.