I seriously think – and I mean this with all the respect the ex-President’s due here – that Jimmy’s had a stroke or some kind of brain damage:
VIEIRA: Do you believe that Hamas can be trusted?
CARTER: Yes, I do. I think they can, because of their own self- interest, not because they’re benevolent, or kind, or that sort of thing. But yes, I do. I think they can. And they’ve never betrayed any commitment that they’ve made to me, or publicly, as a matter of fact. …
VIEIRA: But Hamas has said its goal is to destroy Israel. How can you involve them in a peace process when they said their goal is to destroy Israel? They don’t recognize Israel.
CARTER: I’m not here to defend Hamas . . .
I can’t speculate on his motives, but Carter’s animus against Israel and his weirdly positive attitude toward America’s terrorist enemies make him a force for evil, not for good, in the Middle East.
Powerline has the rest HERE. Makes me wonder if we couldn’t get his Secret Service detail to lock him in the house or something.
Sad, and pitiful.