Friday, April 11, 2008

State Department: Carter Meeting With Terrorists Not 'in the Interest of Peace'

State Department: Carter Meeting With Terrorists Not 'in the Interest of Peace'
By Joseph Abrams

Former President Jimmy Carter's upcoming meeting with senior officials of the Palestinian terror group Hamas is not "in the interest of peace," according to State Department spokesman Sean McCormack.

FOX News confirmed on Thursday that Carter will travel to Syria next week for an unprecedented meeting with the senior leadership of Hamas. The State Department has designated Hamas a "foreign terrorist organization," a stance McCormack reiterated.

The State Department had "counseled the former president about having such a meeting," he said. "U.S. policy is that Hamas is a terrorist organization; we don't believe its in the interest of our policy or in the interest of peace to have such a meeting."

Carter originally was slated to travel throughout the Mideast with a group of statesmen and philanthropists including Kofi Annan, the former secretary-general of the United Nations, but Carter now will be traveling without the group.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called Annan on Tuesday, according to the State Department, which would not confirm whether the Syria trip was discussed in the conversation; however, Annan pulled out of the trip after the call. A spokesman for Annan in Geneva could not be reached for comment.

FOXNews.com first reported Tuesday on an item in the Arabic-language newspaper Al-Hayat that said Carter was preparing an unprecedented meeting with Khaled Meshal, the exiled head of Hamas who lives in Damascus.

McCormack said of the prospect of meeting with Meshal, "That’s not something that we could possibly conceive of."

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6 Comments:

Blogger CHOMP said...

This is the face of an ugly, mean heart. Can't he just go pick peanuts? Carter has nothing decent or positive to offer the world.

6:36 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Don't we have the Logan Act that prohibits such actions? Why have it if no one is held to it?

7:24 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Too much sand, he is an ex-president.
I'm convinced that he has senile dementia, and notice how we just become more like our choices of youth? You have old saints and old sinners, not much middle ground...I'm afraid that jimmah cahtah falls into the bitter, old saint column.
I guess he never got over being soundly rejected from a second term!
FOOL!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

3:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carter is 84. It won't be long before he's just a bad memory and a favorite subject of the liberal myth-makers that dominate the news and publishing industries.

It's the same with Robert Byrd.

"Old liberals never die they just smell that way."

5:45 AM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Peanut Carter doesn't care about how much damage he does to America or to our interests. He's burnishing something--but I can't figure out WHAT.

8:05 AM  
Blogger FairestWitness said...

That SOB Carter!!!! He won't cease to be a threat to our security until he's dead. It's like he wants us all to be killed. Just so long as HE is ultimately vindicated and restored to his lofty, self-appointed place of honor and authority.

11:30 AM  

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