Jimmy Carter is planning a trip to meet the current leaders of Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group that has as it's stated goal the elimination of Israel. Known for it's current habit of launching missiles into Israeli cities in an attempt to kill as many civilians as possible, Hamas has been designated as a terrorist group by pretty much every government.
So why is Jimmy Carter going to meet them? He's supported Hamas in the past.
Now, JImmy is also, allegedly, an Obama supporter as several diaries here in the last month or so have claimed.
Why is Jimmy so intent on meeting with Hamas? Does he not care about Hamas firing missiles at civilians every day, or since they only target Jews it's not worth bothering about? He's supported Hamas and others, while severely criticizing Israel.
All three presidential candidates have rebuked Carter, from McCain to Clinton and even Obama.
Personally, I'm not quite sure what Carter is doing. Does he honestly think that Hamas will say, "Right then--A luminary like Jimmy Carter wants us to stop killing Jews. We'll listen to him!" Does he even want that? Carter has been accused of being anti-semetic recently, and while that may be controversial, what appears to not be controversial is that Carter can be labeled as anti-Israel. What good could he do, or what is his goal? He's not stated what he hopes to achieve, that I can find at least.
More generally, does the fact that Carter is once again appearing to promote or legitimize anti-Israeli groups and doctrine impact the image of the Democratic party? The party is already facing attacks of being insufficiently on the side of Israel, and things like party leaders like Carter meeting openly with people who have openly vowed to destroy Israel only reinforce that image.
Will this have any impact, or should Carter give it up? The State department has come out and criticized his proposed meeting with Hamas.
He should cancel his trip. He's already had enough enabling of terror against Israel; this will only cement that reputation.