The Lust in Jimmy Carter's Heart
By Peggy Shapiro
Jimmy Carter's recent negotiations with the terrorist group Hamas have been called a bad idea, ill-conceived, counterproductive, self-aggrandizing, and naïve. However, what if the meeting was not at all naïve, but a well-conceived execution of an unstated plan? What would a former U.S. president do if he really lusted in his heart for the complete destruction of the Jewish state?
First, he would deny it. He could not declare, as Hamas and other terrorist organizations do, his desire to see Israel obliterated, for fear of undermining his credibility with all but the lunatic fringe in the U.S. and Europe. Instead, in a soft-spoken drawl, he assumes the mantle of peace-maker and advocate for human rights. After all, isn't he the man who received the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts at bringing together Israel and Egypt? If you look closely, you can almost see his halo.
The next step would be to vilify Israel and thus prepare the world for her deserved annihilation.