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Monday, April 28, 2008

Dhimmi Carter rewrites history

Captain Ed at Hot Air has a video of Monday morning's appearance by former President Jimmy Carter on the Today Show in which Carter rewrites history by claiming that the US and Israeli boycott of Hamas started after the January 2006 election.
In fact, the policy of non-engagement with terrorists that so surprised Carter in 2005 dates back to before his own presidency in 1976. Perhaps Carter spent too much time kissing the cheek of Leonid Brezhnev to notice, but the US has always insisted that it would not negotiate with terrorist groups, which has included Hamas since the group’s inception. The election gave Hamas an opportunity to repudiate terrorism and to recognize the right of Israel to exist within borders later to be determined. It has done neither. Hamas conducted a coup d’etat in overthrowing the Palestinian Authority in Gaza and uses Gaza as a launching pad for rocket attacks on civilians in Ashkelon and Sderot, which they continued while Carter was in Israel and Syria.
Carter also claims again that Condoleeza Rice never told him not to meet with Hamas although he admits that even if she had told him (which she did), he would have defied her and met with them anyway.

Watch the video here.


At 12:39 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

There's both a practical and a moral reason why the U.S doesn't meet with terrorist groups. It would be a lot stronger if both the U.S and Israel honored the principle in dealing with the "good" terrorist of the PA - Mahmoud Abbas.


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