Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The Fruits of Arafat-Carter "Peace"

Life is full of irony. Hamas looters raid Arafat's home in Gaza and steal his Nobel Peace Prize. (Back to my question about "honor among terrorists"...).

Meanwhile, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (Arafat's fellow Peace Prize recipient) blasts U.S. policy not to recognize the elected Hamas government as "criminal".

Carter continues: "The United States and Israel decided to punish all the people in Palestine and did everything they could to deter a compromise between Hamas and Fatah".

Hmm. According to Carter, it is "criminal" for the the U.S. and Israel not to recognize the Hamas government. But - Hamas refuses to recognize the Israeli government, and vows the destruction of Israel. Fatah has recognized Israel.

Hmm. Room for compromise there? Apparently Hamas and Fatah don't think so. What winning compromise would Carter counsel: recognize the legitimacy of the government that refuses to recognize yours and seeks your destruction?

Somebody should take Carter's Peace Prize. The "peace" he and Arafat have wrought is no peace. (See Jeremiah 6:14; cf. Isaiah 48:22). The way to "peace" Carter offers today is absurd.

For shamelessly injecting his brand of hairbrained "diplomacy" around the world, former President Carter wins the prize.


Blogger Garry Wilmore said...

Looking at this picture made me think of something. I have shaken hands with several famous people, including Gerald Ford, David Brinkley, Eldredge Cleaver, Paulina Porizkova, John Glenn, and William C. Westmoreland, to mention a rather eclectic sampling. But I'm grateful that Yasser Arafat -- and for that matter, Jimmy Carter -- are not included on the list. If it were otherwise, I think I'd be washing my hands practically nonstop.

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