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.