Daily Blog Buzz: Does Anyone Get Carter?
2:22 PM, Apr 9, 2008 • By SAMANTHA SAULT
Fox News is reporting that former president Jimmy Carter will meet with Khaled Meshal, the leader of Hamas, later this month. Hamas has been designated by the U.S. government as a "foreign terrorist organization." It is committed to Islamic fundamentalism, destroying Israel, and, according to the Council on Foreign Relations, "is believed to have killed more than five hundred people in more than 350 separate terrorist attacks since 1993." Joseph Abrams reports:
Carter may claim he is working for peace, but bloggers aren't at all convinced. Allahpundit reminds us of Carter's view of Israel, so it's no surprise that he'd consider a friendly little fÃªte with Hamas. Michael van der Galien agrees: "First Carter accuses Israel of being an Apartheid state, then he goes to meet with the leader of an organization [whose] sole purpose is to destroy Israel and to kill all Jews." And at the American Thinker, Rick Moran adds, "Hamas's latest peace offering was to send a gunman to a Jewish seminary and slaughter 9 innocent people. I'm sure Meshal and Carter will have a lot to talk about considering the former President's previous statements about Israel being the biggest obstacle to peace in the Middle East are perfectly in line with Meshal's own fantasies."
Who's next? After all, as the Gateway Pundit says, "There's never been a violent dangerous dictator that Jimmy Carter did not have friendly relationships with or prop up in some way, so it should come as no surprise that he is going to meet with the leader of the violent terrorist group Hamas."
For our part, we wonder whether Carter will ask Meshal about the Hamas-sponsored children's television show that showed Bush being murdered? Was production affected by the writers strike, or can we expect a new episode featuring the murder of the vice president in the near future?