Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Jimmy Carter: Give Hamas a chance - Feb 1, 2006 - Feb 1, 2006: "Hamas deserves to be recognized by the international community, and despite the group's militant history, there is a chance the soon-to-be Palestinian leaders could turn away from violence, former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday...

Hamas, which has called for the destruction of Israel and has long been considered a terrorist group by the U.S. State Department, was expected to fare well in last week's elections. But it dominated them, winning 76 of the 132 seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council."
A friend of mine recently told me that Carter is very critical of religious fundamentalism in his new book.

One wonders if Jimmy Carter would be as supportive if Pat Robertson had won the election in Palestine.

1 comment:

Andy McCullough said...

I wonder if anyone will call him on his hypocrisy? Certainly not CNN.

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