Monday, April 14, 2008
Will Someone Please Lock Up Jimmy Carter?
Every time I think I can forget about Jimmy Carter for a while, the meddlesome former president again manages to insert his proboscis where it is not wanted.
Now he's over in the Middle East meeting with Hamas, a known terrorist organization devoted to the destruction of Israel. To what end?
Our government doesn't want him there. The Israelis don't want him there. Most of the moderate Arab governments who are our allies don't want him there. Everyone seems to get it except Carter himself. The only thing he will accomplish is to further muddy and pollute already muddied and polluted water.
I think it's high time that the current administration put its foot down, both for its own benefit and the benefit of future administrations. Carter long ago ditched appropriate behavior for an ex-president on foreign soil. It's time that action was taken to yank Carter's passport and any security clearances that he still holds. If our government can restrict travel to Cuba and impose other sanctions that bite, it's time to do so with Carter, who can't resist meddling and trying to fashion himself as some sort of global statesman.
Yes. Yank his passport and make him park his derriere in Plains where he belongs. Enough is enough.