Jimmy Carter proves once again that old age is not necessarily accompanied with wisdom, as he throws his ever diminishing weight behind the thuggish, brutish rule of Hamas.
“Carter, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who was addressing a conference of Irish human rights officials, said the Bush administration’s refusal to accept the 2006 election victory of Hamas was “criminal.” More here.
Never mind the fact that Hamas –according to the signed Oslo agreements and the Road Map– should have never been allowed to participate in the Palestinian elections in the first place. Hamas, being a religious supremacist entity not unlike the KKK, has been systematically discriminating against the Chritian minority, even to the point of driving them out of their ancestral homes.
Does this kind of activity actually lend legitimacy to the Hamas? Is Carter saying that ANY KIND of political entity that wants to run for power, can do so, regardless of the ideology driving its agenda? On the world’s stage, I liken Carter to the role of a clown, who successfully manages time and time again to draw both sympathy and laughter to himself but can’t be taken seriously. *L* KGS
Update: Hamas murders two peace activists, thereby strengthening their claim of legitimacy in the eyes of great luminary human rights activists like Jimmy Carter.