According to foxnews.com the lefts hero Jimmy Carter is heading out to go meet with Khaled Meshal the leader of Hamas. As many of you know Hamas has been labeled by the State Department has designated Hamas a "foreign terrorist organization". This should raise some eyebrows, but I am sure it will be explained away like everything else the left does these days. I also thought that this statement was rather revealing:
Carter would be the first Western leader of his stature to meet with the Hamas chief. Though Meshal met with Clinton officials in the 1990s, the Bush administration has sought to isolate Hamas, enforcing rigid sanctions on its government in Gaza and refusing to meet with its leaders unless it recognizes Israel and abandons terror.
We do have at least some out there who dont think this is a good idea, but are not surprised:
"I'm not surprised that Carter would do this, as he has been supporting Palestinian extremism for many years," said Steve Emerson, director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, a watchdog group.
I think this [visit] undermines the U.S. policy of isolating Hamas," said Emerson. "I think this encourages Europeans to further dilute their sanctions against the Hamas government."
"When you put the prestige of a former president of the United States in a meeting with one of its terrorist leaders, you're giving it a legitimacy and currency it never had," said Bolton.
And what story about a terror group would not be complete without a spin from CAIR:
But Ibrahim Hooper, communications director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a non-profit advocacy group, said Carter's efforts demonstrate he's a true partner in peace.
"I think if true, this report would indicate that President Carter is willing to travel any road in search of peace," he said. "I think President Carter would only undertake such a mission if he believed that something could be achieved in terms of peace and reconciliation in the region."
Translation: He wants to hegotiate through appeasement.
Notice that CAIR keeps mentioning him as President Carter (as former Presidnet's are entitled to use as they have earned it); yet this next quote seems to claim different:
The Al-Hayat report stated that Carter would be traveling in his capacity as head of the Carter Center, and not in his capacity as a former president.
So to sum it up, we have a former Democrat President who is meeting with the leader of Hamas, a group labeled by the State Department as a terrorist organization, the Clinton Administration also had officials who met with this terrorist leader (makes you wonder what else was in the documents that Sandy Berger stuffed in his pants had to say) and is willing to be used as a pawn by a known terrorist group.
When is America going to wake up to the fact that the Democrats would love nothing more than to see our nation defeated by Islamo-Facism and are actively working for just that goal?
Posted by TrueSoldier at April 08, 2008
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