Let me count the ways. He has failed:
1st - America
By meeting with terrorist leader, Hamas' Khaled Meshaal, this week against the advice of the U.S. State Department because it violates our policy of isolating the terrorist group because of its actions and anti-West agenda.
2nd - Israel
America's strong ally and only democracy in the Middle East. Carter has sided with Israel's enemies calling "Israeli occupied territories" as a "system of apartheid." Hamas continues to refuse to recognize Israel as a state and continues to fire rockets on Israeli civilians in Gaza and other territories.
Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal: "Before Israel dies, it must be humiliated"
The following are extracts from an address by Hamas Political Bureau head Khaled Meshaal at the Al-Marabat Mosque in Damascus on February 3 2006 (Al-Jazeera TV).
“Many of the Western countries which seek to eliminate terrorism are actually pouring oil on the fire of terrorism on a daily basis...Do they not see that democracy works against them? They spend their money in order to undermine Hamas and to defeat it.”
“We say to the West that you have been beaten in Palestine and the defeat has already begun. Israel will be vanquished, and all those who have supported and continue to support it will also be vanquished. America will be defeated in Iraq. The nation of Muhammad will triumph in Palestine and Iraq and on all Arab and Muslim soil. Tomorrow, our nation will rule the world; this is a fact. Tomorrow, we will rule the world.”
“Before Israel dies, it must be humiliated. Before they die, they will experience disgrace and humiliation. They relied upon Sharon and he has left them, and today they have defeated leaders.”
“We are not scared of their threats. They demand that we recognize Israel. Really? They do not demand that the murderer recognize the right of the victim, but expect the victim to recognize the murderer. We will tour the Arab states, and we will meet with Arab and Muslim leaders.”
3rd - The Peace Process
Carter who is 83, served one term as president between 1977 and 1981, and from that time until now, though seeing himself as a negotiator of peace, has failed over and over again. The Middle East still wants the the destruction of Israel and the 'great satan,' America. Nobel Peace Prize or not, nothing has improved through his efforts.
Why would Meshall want to meet with Carter? As Michael Young at the Daily Star in Lebanon wrote, "For one thing, negotiating with Hamas would effectively undermine the authority and credibility of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas."
Israel's ambassador to the United States, Sallai Meridor, expressed concern saying: "The unintended consequences of such a meeting would be to embolden terrorists and undermine the cause of peace."
Q: Why is Carter so bent on legitimizing Hamas?
A: Watch this - it pretty much says it all: http://media2.terrorismawareness.org/files/JimmyCarterWar.swf">
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