Former President Jimmy Carter
I would prefer if I never had to write about Jimmy Carter again.
Over the past 11 years, he has been the focus of 12 columns by me:
And he has been mentioned as a prominent target in a dozen more.
I would be lying if I said I’m surprised by Jimmy Carter’s latest antics – rubbing shoulders and providing moral and political support for the cold, calculating mass murderers in Hamas, strategic allies of the very same terrorists who toppled the World Trade Center on Sept. 11.
No, I’m not shocked.
Why should anyone be shocked? This is the same Jimmy Carter who scrawled the words “Too many Jews” on a memo suggesting names for the board of the Holocaust Memorial Council.
Someone who worries about “too many Jews” would naturally find a home with the Jew-killers in Hamas.
Carter actually seems to have an affinity for evil people – be they unrepentant terrorist operatives or tyrannical dictators who oppress their own people.
Take for instance his explanation for meeting in Syria with Khaled Mashal, head of Hamas, while meeting with no leaders of Israel on his latest meddling Mideast jaunt.
“In a democracy, I realize you don’t need to talk to the top leader to know how the country feels,” he said. “When I go to a dictatorship, I only have to talk to one person and that’s the dictator, because he speaks for all the people.”
That’s what he said.
It explains a lot about Jimmy Carter, doesn’t it?
Here’s a man who has repeatedly chosen evil over good. He has repeatedly taken the side of bad men over righteous men. He has repeatedly interceded on behalf of violent aggressors over peacemakers.
Twice I voted for this man for president.
I was wrong.
Later I gave him the benefit of the doubt for his actions, considering that he might be misguided or delusional.
I was wrong, again.
Jimmy Carter has spent most of his public life embracing evil, promoting unrighteousness and serving as chief defense counsel for the hateful and bloodthirsty.
I now have to conclude that Jimmy Carter is not delusional, not misguided. He is evil – pure and simple.
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