April 24, 2008, - 6:55 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I don’t like Jimmy “Jhimmi” Carter, but this is a story I do believe. Carter says that Condi Clueless and her chosen State Dept. deputy didn’t tell him not to meet with HAMAS and weren’t opposed to it.
I think the story is true because it jibes with Condi Clueless recent and past statements. In the last three months, she’s called HAMAS, “the Islamic resistance” at least as many times. That’s a bad Freudian slip, which we know reflects her truly feelings that the group is some sort of legitimate fighting force engaged in defense, not the murder of innocent civilians. It jibes with her constant pressuring of Israel to give up more and more for an equally anathema group, Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah.
Here’s what Jimmuh has to say:
In an interview with USA TODAY, Carter said Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was “mistaken” and “misinformed” about warnings she says her office gave advising him not to meet with Hamas, which the U.S. government has declared a terrorist organization. . . .
Where Rice “gets this repetitive claim that I was warned and advised not to go and urged not to go – she’s completely mistaken,” he said. “I think she’s being misinformed. I don’t think Condoleezza is deliberately lying, but the statement she’s making is false.” [DS: I do think she’s deliberately lying. Wouldn’t be the first time.]
Earlier in the day, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said his agency stands by its statements that Carter was urged against meeting with Hamas. “We’ve been absolutely, 100% consistent in our statements from the beginning,” he said. “We stand by those statements.” [DS: Yeah, he’s paid to lie, er . . . say that.] . . .
[Carter] said he spoke for 15 minutes with Rice’s deputy. The State Department said Carter spoke with Assistant Secretary of State David Welch.
“He never said anything about ‘Don’t go to the Mideast. Don’t meet with Hamas. Don’t meet with Syria.’ He never said anything like that,” Carter said. “That was the only person in the government with whom I’ve discussed it.”
Of course, not. Why would they tell him not to meet with Syria, when they were okay with Jihad Darrell a/k/a GOP Congressman Darrell Issa meeting with Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad?
As readers know, I despise Jimmy Carter and his anti-Israel hate, and I don’t agree with him on anything (except maybe a taste for peanuts). But, again, I don’t doubt that Jhimmi’s version is the truthful one. This is the State Department–worse, Condi Clueless’ and George Bush’s State Dept.
Bush wants to create and get credit for a “peace” deal between Israel and the Palestinians so badly that I believe he wants HAMAS in the mix (which he knows is necessary, as HAMAS represents the majority of Palestinians, not Fatah’s Abbas).