Tuesday, February 21, 2006

It's that Carter again

KIC's least favourite bungling ex-US President has done it again. In a recent opinion peice, Carter called on the US and Israel not to punish the Palestinians because of the election results.
"During this time of fluidity in the formation of the new government, it is important that Israel and the United States play positive roles," Carter wrote in a piece in Monday's edition of The Washington Post.
"Any tacit or formal collusion between the two powers to disrupt the process by punishing the Palestinian people could be counterproductive and have devastating consequences."
Israel should not punish the palestinians for voting in a terrorist party that seeks Israel's destruction, but it should certainly not reward them.
What does Hamas actually have to do to receive some condemnation from certain circles? They have a charter that makes Mein Kampf look positively philo-Semitic, they have murdered hundreds of people (Israeli, American, European,etc), would like to ban homosexuality and put women rights back a few centuries.
I would be interested to hear from people like Carter if he thinks there is a red line that if Hamas crosses then Israel should 'punish' them. Would he say the same of Al-Qaeda?

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