Jimmy Carter Honors Yasser Arafat… Says Arafat Fought For Just Causes
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, second right lays a wreath at late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s grave in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, April 15, 2008. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he will meet with a Hamas leader in the West Bank. The move signals he has not been cowed by criticism of his plans to meet with the violently anti-Israel group during his Mideast visit. Woman standing next to him is unidentified. (AP Photo/Atef Safadi, Pool)
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A sad moment for Jimmy. He must have wept for his dear friend.
Cause of death– AIDS.
UPDATE: Carter embraces Hamas official today.
Gay Patriot wants Jimmy censured.
UPDATE: Unbelievable!… Jimmy said that Arafat fought for ‘just causes’ today in Ramallah.
Yasser Arafat fought for the advancement of the Palestinians and other just causes in the world, former US president Jimmy Carter said after laying a wreath Tuesday on the grave of the deceased Palestinian Authority chairman in Ramallah.
Carter was greeted at the gravesite by Abed Elrahim, general secretary of the Palestinian presidency, who said the Palestinians hope to transfer Arafat’s bones to Jerusalem.
The former American president, who is on a week-long tour of the region, also met with Nasr a-Din Shaar, Hamas’ deputy prime minister and education minister in Ismail Haniyeh’s government. The two embraced and kissed each other warmly.
If you believe that stealing from your people and working towards Israel’s destruction are “just causes” then you might agree with this loony old man.
Otherwise, he doesn’t make much sense.
UPDATE 2: Jimmy Carter in Ramallah:
Jimmy Carter is all smiles at his meeting today with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in Ramallah. (Maan News)
UPDATE 3: A group of 50 politicians sent a letter to Jimmy Carter today urging him not to meet with Hamas.
UPDATE 4: Doug Ross has more thoughts on Jimmy.