Monday, February 20, 2006

Jimmy Carter and Hamas

You remember Jimmah Carter? He was president when we betrayed a long-standing ally of the United States, and when the government was overthrown, he allowed our diplomats to be taken hostage? Yeah, same guy.

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.


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Anonymous said...

Carter makes a good point, though I'm sure he doesn't want me to take it this way. He is right, we should allow the Palestinians to have their money. They have their own treasury, right? So therefore, we don't have to give them any of ours. I'm starting to believe that we should go back to a bit of isolization for a while. Terror in the Middle East? Not our problem. Iran has nukes? Not our problem, we got way too many pointed at them for them to be that stupid. Tsunami in Indoniesia? It's a shame. One of my good friends was born there. Still, not our problem. With all the extra money we'd save, New Orleans and south Louisiana and MS could be rebuilt with spare change. Just think how much money we'd have to repair our roads!! Let's see how well those countries who hate us do for 2 or 3 years without any of our foreign aid.

Anonymous said...

Paw-Paw....with comments like that, why aren't you president. I bet my gas would be chaeper, my taxes lower, and everyone would speak english. Ahhh...nirvana

Pawpaw said...

If I am nominated, I will not campaign. If elected, I will not serve.