Just when you thought Jimmy Carter couldn't possibly embarrass himself or the country once again, he manages to do exactly that. He recently allowed himself to be a useful idiot to yet another terrorist group, this time Hamas.
First he met with Nasser al-Shaer, head of the Palestinian education system. This is the guy who teaches Palestinian children that Jews descended from pigs and dogs.
Then he put a wreath on Yasser Arafat's grave. Arafat was simply the father of terrorism as we know it today, but Jimmy still considers him a "very dear friend." If that wasn't enough, he went on to visit, with hugs, kisses and handshakes, Khaled Mashaal, the head of Hamas and now the guest of Syria. This monster proudly claims responsibility for the organizing of numerous suicide bombings, killing many innocent Israeli and American civilians.
While he is causing this mess, he claims to be simply a private citizen concerned only about peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. It doesn't matter to him that Hamas is considered an international terrorist organization by the United States, Israel and the European Union.
Carter, in his self-righteous, ego-driven, morally superior image of himself, ignores all State Department requests not to proceed with the trip and does what he pleases.
He is utterly clueless when it comes to being used as a tool by our enemies and claims he does only good and causes no harm.
This is not how our enemy sees it. Instead of keeping Hamas and other terrorist groups isolated, his visit gives these goons legitimacy. Immediately after his meetings, Hamas declared, "Political isolation by the American administration has begun to crumble." Carter is still bitter that the American people weren't smart enough to re-elect him to another four years. He still can't accept the fact that he is probably one of the worst presidents in American history and his constant efforts to polish his legacy only make him look worse.