21 April 2008

In praise of America's greatest ex-President*

Having met with Hamas Jimmy Carter says that the Palestinian group will support the existence of Israel within the 1967 borders. Whether Israel will accept that is open to question. He also stated, absolutely correctly, that:

"the problem is not that I met with with Hamas in Syria. The problem is that Israel and the United States refuse to meet with someone who must be involved."

Because if no one talks to Hamas, who we must remember were elected by the Palestinian people in polls deemed to be reasonably free and fair, what the hell is the alternative?

*There is little doubt that he will continue to hold this title for at least another four years as George W. Bush will not be a contender.

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