Thursday, August 17, 2006

Addled Twit

Jimmy Carter, in an interview with Der Spiegel:

SPIEGEL: You also mentioned the hatred for the United States throughout the Arab world which has ensued as a result of the invasion of Iraq. Given this circumstance, does it come as any surprise that Washington's call for democracy in the Middle East has been discredited?

Carter: No, as a matter of fact, the concerns I exposed have gotten even worse now with the United States supporting and encouraging Israel in its unjustified attack on Lebanon.

SPIEGEL: But wasn't Israel the first to get attacked?

Carter: I don't think that Israel has any legal or moral justification for their massive bombing of the entire nation of Lebanon. What happened is that Israel is holding almost 10,000 prisoners, so when the militants in Lebanon or in Gaza take one or two soldiers, Israel looks upon this as a justification for an attack on the civilian population of Lebanon and Gaza. I do not think that's justified, no.

Read the whole thing, if you can stand it.

JASmius adds: the man is either abysmally stupid, debilitatingly senile, or morally insane.

My bet would be akin to how my father always answers my mother at Thanksgiving dinner when she asks him whether he wants apple pie, cherry pie, or lemon meringue pie for dessert: "Yes, please."