Carter’s alleged area of concern remains what he calls “conflict resolution”. It is a constant central theme of the Carter Center in Atlanta. Since 2001, the center has received about $19 million in taxpayer dollars. In direct response to Carter’s meetings, Rep. Joe Knollenberg introduced legislation to make sure that taxpayer funds are “not being used to support discussions or negotiations with terrorist groups.” Another U.S. lawmaker presented a non-binding resolution that would urge former presidents to refrain from “freelance diplomacy.”
Ironically, we have Jimmy Carter to thank for Secretary Condi Rice’s switch in political parties in 1980. Dr. Rice is an expert on the Soviet Union and Russia. She became a Republican because Jimmy Carter appeared to be so naïve about the Communist Soviet Union following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. She has said, “I remember thinking, What did you think we were dealing with? This is a horrible government -- of course they invaded some foreign country!” It was then she decided we needed a tougher policy toward “this repressive regime.” Carter’s mishandling of the Cold War lead her to vote for Ronald Reagan. Condi admired his strength and foreign policy regarding the Soviets. “I thought the Soviets were aggressive and playing us like a violin. I thought Carter didn’t understand the true nature of the Soviet Union, which was pretty dark.”
Once again, it appears Jimmy Carter is being naïve and does not understand the true nature of the Palestinian terrorists who have murdered hundreds of innocent men, women and children, including American citizens. Evidently, Carter wants to be known as a peacemaker, and maybe his ego is getting in the way, but meeting with terrorists is not the way to bring peace to the Middle East. His last day as president was twenty-eight years ago. Wake up, Jimmy. You are no longer president and you are just playing into the hands of terrorists.
Yet again, Jimmy Carter is being “played like a violin.”