Jimmy Carter Slams Israel And Pushes For Recognition Of Hamas

To put it bluntly, former peanut farmer, US President and current Elder of Moron Jimmy Carter is a bit like a fart.

He lingers around, even though he is unwanted.

And he’s noxious.

In a recent column, he blasts Israel and calls for Hamas to be recognized.

Former President Jimmy Carter once again is getting way out in front of the U.S. government on the Middle East, co-authoring an op-ed in which he calls for Washington to recognize designated terror group Hamas as a legitimate “political actor” — while blasting Israel for its military campaign in the Gaza Strip.

The scathing column on ForeignPolicy.com was written by Carter and Ireland’s former president Mary Robinson.

The article called the current conflict a “humanitarian catastrophe,” and while acknowledging Hamas’ “indiscriminate targeting” of Israelis, focused its criticism on Israel.

“There is no humane or legal justification for the way the Israeli Defense Forces are conducting this war,” they wrote. “Israeli bombs, missiles, and artillery have pulverized large parts of Gaza, including thousands of homes, schools, and hospitals.”

They said “deliberate attacks on civilians” constitute “war crimes” on both sides, though noting far fewer Israelis have been killed in the fighting.

The two “elders” (a group of former statesmen and activists) also pushed the West to formally recognize Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip but is considered a terror group by the U.S. They lauded the recently announced unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah, which controls the West Bank — an agreement that Obama’s State Department has voiced serious concerns about.

“The international community’s initial goal should be the full restoration of the free movement of people and goods to and from Gaza through Israel, Egypt and the sea. Concurrently, the United States and EU should recognize that Hamas is not just a military but also a political force,” Carter and Robinson wrote. “Hamas cannot be wished away, nor will it cooperate in its own demise. Only by recognizing its legitimacy as a political actor — one that represents a substantial portion of the Palest
inian people — can the West begin to provide the right incentives for Hamas to lay down its weapons.”


Carter is as irrelevant as he is decrepit.

Thankfully, he’s got one foot in the grave, and the other on a peanut shell.

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  • Norman_In_New_York

    Carter never met a terrorist or dictator he didn’t like, especially an antisemitic one. It seems that only the news media listen to him. It’s been reported that at gatherings of ex-presidents, he’s been the odd man out.

  • Art Deco

    The Elders: Mary Robinson, whose professional life was largely devoted to attempts to undermine legal protection of the unborn in Ireland; Desmond Tutu, clown-clergyman and anti-semite; Graca Machel, widow of the autocrat of Mozambique; and the ever abrasive Jimmy Carter, a man given to vain postures and general officiousness. That Robinson is considered an advocate for ‘human rights’ is testament to the utter debasement of the term.

  • Mickey Oberman

    Could Carter have an unrecognized severe peanut allergy that is destroying his brain?

  • Julian Mannino

    Carter knows that everyone considers him a failure and he has a lot of anger over it.
    As an anti semite he has to blame the Jews. Dershowitz offered to debate him and Carter the coward and loser he is refused.

  • CableLegend

    Jimmy Carter is an idiot & an embarrassment.

  • Travis

    Why does the WaPo and the Grey Lady give that bitter, constipated, old fool a platform?

  • Shy Guy
  • Andrew

    That thumbnail you guys used of him kind of reminds me of Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars. Not that he’s anywhere near as cunning or calculating mind you, although certainly just as evil.

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