Is there no terrorist he doesn't like? He penned an op-ed for the Washington Post, with the opinion that we should give Hamas a chance.
It would not violate any political principles to at least give the Palestinians their own money; let humanitarian assistance continue through U.N. and private agencies; encourage Russia, Egypt and other nations to exert maximum influence on Hamas to moderate its negative policies; and support President Abbas in his efforts to ease tension, avoid violence and explore steps toward a lasting peace.Oh, bullshit.
I'm glad that the Palestinians had a democratic election. They did so knowing full well that we are in a War on Terror. Only an idiot would not understand that we intend to defeat terroristic governments, not subsidize them. The people of Palestine elected their leaders, let them live with the consequences.
As for Jimmy Carter, his presidency is painful for me to recall. I was on active duty when we suffered numerous embarrassments and demoralizations under his administration. His presidency is the one I remember as a complete and total failure. His will probably go down as the worst president in the 20th century. He didn't understand foreign policy then, he doesn't understand foreign policy now.
The sooner someone tells him to sit down and shut up, the better we will all be. The American people told him to sit down and shut up when we elected Reagan. Evidently, he has never gotten the message.
I've got a better idea, Jimmy. Lets let Israel deal with the Palestinians in any manner they choose. Lets let the Palestinians feel the heat of their own choices. Lets quit worrying about Palestine. It is a failure as a nation. Let them deal with their own failure.