Thursday, January 26, 2006

Carter calls for funding Palestinians

The unabashed naivete of this man never ceases to amaze me. He does have one redeeming a negative barometer. Do the opposite of what he recommends and chances are it will prove to be the right move.

A day after Hamas swept to an upset victory in the Palestinian parliamentary elections, former US President Jimmy Carter on Thursday said that Wednesday's voting had been orderly and fair.

"The elections were completely honest, completely fair, completely safe and without violence," the former president said.

Carter, who led an 85-member international observer team from around the world organized by the 'National Democratic Institute' in partnership with 'The Carter Center,' urged the international community to directly or indirectly fund the new Palestinian Government even though it will be led by an internationally-declared foreign terror organization.

"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.

Funding families of suicide bombers and diverting 100s of millions into Arafats private accounts tend to have that effect.

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