Jimmy Carter is worse than damaged goods. If he were a television show, he would have been cancelled a long time ago. It's folks like him that make the Democratic Party look bad and question whether one belongs to a party that welcomes a guy like Carter with open arms. I cannot tolerate his anti-Zionist viewpoints.
The following was written this morning after he met with Shimon Peres:
Shimon Peres told Jimmy Carter that he has damaged Israel and the peace process.Abraham Foxman, the National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, did release a statement:
The Israeli president met Carter shortly after the former U.S. president landed in Israel Sunday as part of a Middle East tour.
Carter has been sharply critical of Israel on its Middle East stance, notably in his recent book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."
During the meeting, Peres also criticized Carter's decision to meet later in the week with the exiled leader of Hamas.
Carter earlier had defended his controversial decision to meet Khaled Meshaal while in Syria.
"It's very important that at least someone meet with the Hamas leaders to express their views, to ascertain what flexibility they have, to try to induce them to stop all attacks against innocent civilians in Israel and to cooperate with the Fatah as a group that unites the Palestinians," Carter said in an exclusive interview with George Stephanopoulos on "This Week" on ABC aired Sunday morning.
Carter also met with Noam Shalit, the father of captured soldier Gilad Shalit.
He was also scheduled to meet with Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Shas Party chairman Eli Yishai and Israel Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni both declined to meet Carter, citing "scheduling conflicts." Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyau also canceled his meeting.
Leaders in Washington and Jerusalem reacted with outrage this week to reports that Carter planned to meet with Meshaal, who lives in Damascus. A State Department spokesperson said senior officials had counseled Carter not to proceed with the meeting.
Jimmy Carter does it again. His decision to meet with the head of the terrorist group Hamas is one more example of the destructive role the former President is playing with regard to issues affecting Israel and American interests in the Middle East.The NJDC has also expressed concern.
At a time when the anti-terrorist coalition of nations is struggling to maintain pressure on Hamas, Mr. Carter's action can only serve to undermine that effort. Once again, Mr. Carter seems more comfortable with extremists and terrorists than with democratic friends like Israel, which he lambasted in his book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid.
It would be better for all if Mr. Carter would permanently remove the Middle East from his agenda.
The RJC went as far as calling on Obama's campaign to reject Carter's superdelegate vote.
I agree with Shack, Carter should be detained and treated as a traitor when he gets back to America...as it is very clear now: JIMMY CARTER HATES AMERICA!