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.


Dani said...

Lol! I like the way you said that! And yes, I totally agree with you.

saunch said...

And ban him from meddling in church affairs, as well. He and Bill Clinton want to break away from the Southern Baptist Convention and start their own denomination because Southern Baptists have become too conservative and bible-driven.

SolaMeanie said...

Yep. The so-called "Cooperative Baptist Fellowship."

I hate to say it, but I have serious doubts as to whether the man is even saved.

crownring said...

The American government at the very least should make it abundantly clear that Carter is entirely on his own as a private citizen, not as an official ambassador of the U.S. and has no effect on U.S. National policy.

If you ask me, Carter is out for his own glory, whether as a "hero for the downtrodden" or a martyr. Maybe we should pray that Carter is afflicted by a mysterious disease that manifests only when he leaves the country, rendering him completely incapable of communicating in any way. Not a permanent disorder, mind you, just when he's out of the country.