April 9, 2008, - 12:09 pm
Peanut Farmer Prez to Fete HAMAS Leader re-Israeli Hostage: You’re Paying for the Secret Service Detail
By Debbie Schlussel
Last week, a Lebanese intelligence source of mine told me that former President Jimmy Carter was scheduled to meet with HAMAS leader Khaled Meshaal in Syria on Friday. My friend told me that Carter was trying to meet with Meshaal under the auspices of a group called “Elders,” but that the group refused to sanction such an outrageous meeting. Thus, Carter would have to meet with Meshaal under the auspices of the Carter Center and Carter Library. My friend told me that the trip would be so that Jimmy Carter could work out a “peace plan” to trade for the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, a HAMAS hostage. The deal would involve the release of thousands of HAMAS terrorists in Isreali prison for this one Israeli soldier, as usual.
And since your taxes pay for Jimmuh’s Secret Service detail, you’re subsidizing the trip.
Now, the report I received from my friend has been confirmed, except the date has changed by a week and the alleged purpose of the trip–the Shalit hostage deal–is not mentioned. On Tuesday, Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat reported the same thing:
The Arabic-language newspaper Al-Hayat reported Tuesday that Carter was planning a trip to Syria for mid-April, during which he would meet with Khaled Meshal, the exiled head of the Palestinian terror group Hamas, on April 18.
Deanna Congileo, Carter’s press secretary, confirmed in an e-mail to FOXNews.com that Carter will be in the Mideast in April. Pressed for comment, Congileo did not deny that the former president is considering visiting Meshal.
“President Carter is planning a trip to the Mideast next week; however, we are still confirming details of the trip and will issue a press release by the end of this week,” wrote Congileo. “I cannot confirm any specific meetings at this point in time.”
The question is: Why are American taxpayers paying for protection of this former American leader who is meeting with one of America’s sworn enemies and the mastermind of several mass-murder homicide bombing operations?
Although President Clinton will be the last former U.S. President to get taxpayer-paid Secret Service protection after leaving office (pursuant to legislation he signed), it’s time for Congress to limit Secret Service protection to proscribe these kinds of trips.
If Jimmy Carter wants to engage in this disgusting trip to meet a mass-murderer, we shouldn’t be subsidizing the trip.
Nauseating. But given Jimmy Carter’s history of wreaking havoc in the Middle East–from Iran to Israel–no shocker.
For a refresher on Jimmuh and his previous Mid-East failures and commentary, read my flashback, “Shut Up, Jimmy Carter.”
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