Well, former president Jimmy Carter is shoving his nose into international affairs yet again. He’s meeting with Hamas. Hamas, you may recall, is both the duly elected government of the Palestinian Authority and an officially declared terrorist organization.
Carter (who will be a “superdelegate” at this summer’s Democratic National Convention by virtue of winning a single election 32 years ago) says he’s doing it in the interests of “peace.”
Oddly enough, hardly no one else (well, no one else who’s sane, and quite a few I thought were nuts) thinks this is a good idea.
Carter wanted former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and former South African president Nelson Mandela, but apparently the idea of three has-beens trying to recapture their glory days reminded too many people of so many rock band reunions that go horribly wrong, and the other two passed.
Carter’s trip was opposed by the Bush administration, the State Department (who, most of the time, has its own agenda and tends to forget who the president is and what his authority entails, but lists Hamas as a terrorist organization), most every leading Democrat, the Israeli government, and pretty much everyone else who offered an opinion. So, naturally, Jimmuh (as those of us who remember the old peanut farmer from his two presidential runs remember him) went anyway.
So, what should be done about Mr. Carter’s little adventure?
1) Prosecute him for meeting with a known terrorist organization.
B) Prosecute him for violating the Logan Act and attempting to negotiate with a foreign government without the consent of the United States government.
III) Yank his passport and tell him he’s not welcome back here in the US.
d) Give him another Nobel Prize and nominate him for president as a “compromise” between Clinton and Obama.
iiiii) Pack him off to the Old Moonbats Home.
Feel free to vote for your choice in the comments, or add your own.