Friday, January 27, 2006

Jimmy Carter Advocating Criminal Acts?

From The Jerusalem Post:
"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.

Carter, who has long supported the participation of Hamas in the Palestinian elections, voiced the hope that the Islamic terror group would act "responsibly" now that it had won the elections.
Isn't President Peanut just the soul of kindness, at least when it comes to coddling terrorists? Unfortunately, as I pointed out earlier here, it's illegal for Americans to provide "material support or resources" to designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations. And Hamas is so designated by the State Department.

The Rabbit Terminator suggests a sneaky little ploy:
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 such as UN agencies.
Uh-uh, Jimmy. Hamas is now the legally elected government of the Palestinians. That makes them all officially designated terrorists. And your little plot sounds an awful lot like conspiracy to deal unlawfully with a terrorist state. Dr. Rafil Dhafir went to prison for just the actions you are suggesting.

Thanks to Jay at Stop the ACLU. More from Misha at The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiller.

Also posted at The Jawa Report and Vince Aut Morire.