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Bolton Criticizes Jimmy Carter for Syria Trip

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 12:02 pm - April 9, 2008.
Filed under: Leftist Nutjobs,Post 9-11 America

As I prepare to head to San Diego to hear John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, speak, I learn via Instapundit that Jimmy Carter is heading to Syria. That good man whose book I’ll be finishing later this morning (Pacific Time) had this to say about the classless former president’s trip:

It’s about par for the course from President Carter, demonstrating a lack of judgment typical of what he does. . . . To go to Syria to visit Hamas at this point is just an ill-timed, ill-advised decision on his part.

Ill-advised? Ill-timed? Par for the course with Jimmy Carter.

It’s not just the trip is ill-timed. Bolton added:

When you put the prestige of a former president of the United States in a meeting with one of its terrorist leaders, you’re giving it a legitimacy and currency it never had.

That’s what this pathetic Democrat has come to, giving legitimacy to a terrorist organization whose leaders regularly denounce the United States and whose followers blame us and our allies for all the world’s ills.

But, then, maybe given that Democrat’s once-professed interest in human rights, Jimmy just might press the terrorist organization on its indiscriminate firing of rockets at civilian targets in Israel? Doubt it. In the past he has shown little regard for Israelis, at one point suggesting Palestinian terrorist against Israeli civilians were justified. Maybe then he’ll at least press Hamas to stop oppressing the Palestinians under its control in Gaza.

Naah, that might cause him to lose favor on the left. And they’re the only ones who take the failed former president seriously any more.

ADDENDUM: Oh, and just these choice words alone from our former UN Ambassador should show why I’m taking time out of my busy schedule to head to San Diego for the Log Cabin convention.



  1. “prestige of a former president ”

    The prestige we have known historically exists in an inverse proportion to the political activity of the exPres once out of office. Bush pere never had a negative (public) word about Clinton. Clinton, of course, returned this ancient courtesy with bilious, ignorant and of course mendacious indictment. Carter’s anti-semetic and ignorant screed of recent days shows his desire to eradicate the tradition of the quiet elder statesman, at least as would benefit a Republican or simple claims of humanity. I have little doubt that W will retire quietly and completely when his day comes. If he and we are forced to endure an Obama presidency you can be sure that he will adhere to this venerable tradition and thereby, perhaps, it will be restored bipartisanly. But don’t count on it.

    Comment by megapotamus — April 9, 2008 @ 1:23 pm - April 9, 2008

  2. For a longtime I thought that Jimmy Carter — the worst president to date in my lifetime — truly believed he could significantly contribute to human rights and world peace but was misguided in how to go about it. But I’ve come to believe he meddles in foreign policy because he’s an old fool whose giant ego craves the attention these forays give him — no matter whether his country is damaged in the process.

    The United States has laws that bar private citizens, even former presidents, from meddling in foreign policy. It’s time Mr. Carter, Jesse Jackson, Sean Penn, et al, were held to account.

    Comment by Trace Phelps — April 9, 2008 @ 3:56 pm - April 9, 2008

  3. Jimmy Carter is a disgrace, and a sad excuse for a human. “Habitat For Hamas” is his new thing now, apparently. Because he’s about as humane as Hitler was. F*cking useless scumbag. Well, only useful as the idiot to the arabs, that is.

    Comment by LesbianNeoCon — April 9, 2008 @ 4:39 pm - April 9, 2008

  4. Speaking of which, I saw an article the other day which I’m trying to find again. It was about how Hamas is constantly firing missiles in this town and you only have about 13 seconds to get to shelter. Can’t think of the name of the town though. I think it starts with an S.

    Does anybody else know?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — April 9, 2008 @ 7:35 pm - April 9, 2008

  5. Sderot, Israel

    Wikipedia is our friend;

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — April 9, 2008 @ 7:47 pm - April 9, 2008

  6. “When you put the prestige of a former president of the United States in a meeting with one of its terrorist leaders, you’re giving it a legitimacy and currency it never had.”

    That is true, for every former President EXCEPT Carter. At this point, Hamas is giving Carter legitimacy.

    It’s moments like this that I completely understand Bush Derangement Syndrome. I seriously have irrational, circus-freak-crazy hatred for Jimmy Carter. Bad, terrible, awful things should happen to him.

    Comment by Sean A — April 10, 2008 @ 12:00 am - April 10, 2008

  7. I must disagree, Sean.

    The longer Jimmy Carter is alive, the more he reminds us that his negotiation skills were what allowed North Korea to continue their nuclear program while the United States agreed to do nothing to stop them — aka the Clinton “Agreed Framework”.

    The longer Jimmy Carter is alive, the more he reminds us that the groups he is visiting now are the same ones sponsored by the government that Nancy Pelosi was endorsing as “peaceful” in 2007.

    The longer Jimmy Carter is alive, the more Obama (and Clinton, as she tacks farther and farther leftward) will praise his diplomatic acumen and argue that the United States ought to do more about him.

    Dead, Carter is a martyr. Alive, he’s a constant reminder of the fecklessness of Democrat foreign policy and their willingness to support terrorist and anti-American groups rather than our staunchest allies.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — April 10, 2008 @ 2:13 pm - April 10, 2008

  8. #5
    Thanks Ted. I thought that was it.

    At this point, Hamas is giving Carter legitimacy.


    Comment by ThatGayConservative — April 11, 2008 @ 5:44 am - April 11, 2008

  9. I dont think that he is qualified for much of anything – but I know he’s not qualified for this roll of ” great peace maker”.He should have his passport lifted. His comments regarding Israel are at least shocking. Apparently he does’nt know that the God of Israel never sleeps looking after his people. Carters comment was noted by god I’m sure.

    Comment by sam perry — April 18, 2008 @ 3:34 am - April 18, 2008

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