SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
The U.S. president who schmoozed it up with Middle Eastern terrorists last year called a congressman’s now famous outburst during Obama’s speech racism rooted in fears of a black president.
Jimmy Carter, the only American commander-in-chief to participate in a hug fest with the head of the world’s leading Middle Eastern terrorist group, claims South Carolina Republican Joe Wilson would not have disrupted a white president’s speech.
Wilson made worldwide headlines for shouting out “You lie!” during Obama’s health care address to a joint session of Congress last week and promptly apologized to the president for the outburst. Wilson objected to the part where Obama promised that his health care reform plan would not insure illegal immigrants.
Carter assures that Wilson’s “dastardly” interruption proves there is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president. He further said that Wilson’s spontaneous heat-of-the-moment comment was an aftershock of racist views that have permeated American politics for decades.
Now let’s consider the source. Carter, who met with Hamas leaders in Syria last year, has publicly supported Palestinian extremism for years and justifies its violence as a reaction to Israeli apartheid. He was widely criticized—even by supporters and allies—for displaying “poor judgment” in meeting with Hamas Leader Khaled Meshal who runs his violent operation from Damascus to avoid being arrested by the Israeli government.
The sophisticated and well-funded Palestinian extremist group has for years appeared on the U.S. Department of State’s list of foreign terrorist organizations and for a former commander in chief, or any western leader of Carter’s stature, to meet with its leader is inconceivable. One might conclude that the race-baiting former president is un-American.
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