While many of us are secretly questioning our own belief in democracy and are wondering if the belief that “Democracies don’t attack democracies” will be proven a fantasy, the former U.S. president–best known for his bold and daring heroism during the Iran hostage crisis in the late 70’s –is pulling an Ariel Sharon. Boldly reversing his past hawkish stands against Islamic Fundamentalism (he never did draft that memo of ultimatum, but that may have been due to the pressing needs of other national security issues that couldn’t be trusted to underlings, such as the tennis court schedule), Jimmy Carter is calling for world economic support for the biggest hippies to take power in the Middle East since the Shah fled Iran like it was an after-hours bar that ran out of coke.
The Jerusalem Post reports,
Carter, who led an 85-member international observer team from around the world organized by the ‘National Democratic Institute’ in partnership with ‘The Carter Center,’ urged the international community to directly or indirectly fund the new Palestinian Government even though it will be led by an internationally-declared foreign terror organization.
“The Palestinian Government is destitute, and in desperate financial straits. I hope that support for the new government will be forthcoming,” Carter said at a Jerusalem press conference.
He added that if international law barred donor countries from directly funding a Hamas-led government than the US and the EU should bypass the Palestinian Authority and provide the “much-needed” money to the Palestinians via non-governmental channels….
No assurances necessary folks. That’s not humanitarian! Just write a check, and circumvent laws if you have to. Hey, the former president may not be a fan of Rule of Law, but at least he’s honest!