I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Jimmy Carter is nuts. As you know, since completing his one and only term as president, Mr. Carter has traveled the world advocating peace, or at least pretending to. Yet, in his last book he equated Israel and Israeli policies with the South African system of dividing races, apartheid. He raised quite a stink, especially among the Jewish community, and still has not apologized to the state of Israel or the Jewish people for his distasteful choice of titles.
The title of that book, “Palestine: Peace not Apartheid”, said it all. Upon writing that book, Mr. Carter confused his personal opinions with facts and he lost all objectivity in Mid-East relations. At the time, I questioned whether the book revealed a sudden shift in his views toward Israel, or if he had always felt that Israel was an apartheid state. He answered that question himself just months later when he agreed to meet with the leader of Hamas, and then revealed that he had been meeting with the leaders of Hamas for years.
The revelations about his secret meetings with Hamas completely shatter any credibility he still had as a “peacemaker”, yet he still took the time to write another book. Why? Why would anyone take the time to read it? That’s like reading a book on how to play a game that was written by an athlete who did nothing but cheat while playing. Mr. Carter has no more credibility when it comes to acting like a broker of peace. Peacemakers do not hold secret meetings with terrorists.
This week, Mr. Carter said the “persecution of Palestinians” and the “lack of U.S. commitment” to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict makes peace in the Mid-East a volatile issue. Let’s set the record straight, okay?
It’s clear Mr. Carter tried to avoid further controversy by calling this book, “We Can Bring Peace to the Holy Land”. The title itself, however, is very misleading. No matter how much we in America try to bring peace to the Mid-East, they will only achieve peace if they work together (peacefully) and create it themselves (peacefully). There really isn’t much we can do about it.
For the record, here are some images of those poor persecuted Palestinians:
Here are some the things those poor persecuted Palestinians do in their spare time:
Mr. Carter has made it clear that he has changed the parameters of his life’s mission. In light of his recent comments, we don’t even have to pick up the book to know he blames the United States and the Israelis for lack of progress in Mid-East peace talks. The images above clearly show that the poor persecuted Palestinians want peace now, and always have. Images don’t lie, right?
Former President Jimmy Carter spent just four years in the White House, then he spent a quarter of a century building a legacy as a broker of peace. It’s a shame, but history will not see him that way. He himself demolished that legacy when he chose to meet secretly with the very group that has vowed the destruction of Israel. He can whitewash history all he wants, but the truth will always be there.
I just don’t understand how the man who took the time and effort to broker the Camp David Peace Accords could hold such contempt for the Jewish state in his heart.