Jimmy Carter: Tears for terrorists
Jimmy Carter is beyond pathetic at this point. He has a clueless stance on human rights. His record demonstrates that he is a champion of human rights abusers, not human rights. The thing that really rubs me wrong is his pretentiousness.
On Thursday Carter called Yasser Arafat "a powerful human symbol and forceful advocate" who united Palestinians in their pursuit of a homeland.
"Yasser Arafat's death marks the end of an era and will no doubt be
painfully felt by Palestinians throughout the Middle East and elsewhere in the
world," Carter said. "He was the father of the modern Palestinian nationalist
movement. A powerful human symbol and forceful advocate, Palestinians united
behind him in their pursuit of a homeland. Arafat provided "indispensable
leadership to a revolutionary movement" and played a key role in forging a peace
agreement with Israel in 1993, he was excluded from negotiations in recent
"My hope is that an emerging Palestinian leadership can benefit from
Arafat's experiences, be welcomed to the peace process by (Israeli) Prime
Minister (Ariel) Sharon and (US) President (George W.) Bush, and be successful
in helping to forge a Palestinian state living in harmony with their Israeli
neighbors," Carter said.
Today, writing in the New York Times, Carter says
For more than 40 years, Yasir Arafat was the undisputed leader of the
fragmented and widely dispersed Palestinian community and the symbol of its
cause. His pre-eminent role was not perpetuated by his boldness or clarity of
purpose, but was protected from challenge by his status as the only common
denominator around which the disparate factions could find a rallying point.
What a pitiful old fool Jimmy Carter has become.
Both Carter and Arafat are Nobel Peace Prize laureates.
Of course they are.
This love affair has been going on for a while...
Carter's Delusions About Arafat
A former U.S. president continues to present Arafat as peaceful and democratic.
Carter concludes that the U.S. can no longer play an even-handed
negotiating role because it is "aligned today with Israel and making demands
that Palestinians will not accept." Incredibly, Carter suggests that "other
world leaders -- perhaps in the Arab world, Europe or the United Nations" should
get involved in negotiations. Does Carter expect a fair deal out of a
historically anti-Israel coalition?