President Jimmy Carter (D), who presided over a period of general national malaise and foreign policy calamity in the late 1970s, periodically jumps back into the news and generally in ways that most thinking Americans would find unpleasant.
Well, he’s at it again. Carter has met with the exiled leader of Hamas, a recognized terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel, the Jewish people, and their allies, in Damascus, Syria. When Hamas, which holds de-facto control of the Gaza strip, isn’t busy blowing up city buses and killing innocent Israeli civilians, they pretend to be a legitimate political power.
Under the Logan Act (USC Title 18, Part I, Chapter 45, §953), attempting to act in a foreign policy respect without the authority of the President (who definitely did not approve Carter’s idiotic trip) is a felony—one that Carter has committed before, as has Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA 8th). Further, I consider Carter’s actions to be giving ‘aid and comfort’ to enemies of the United States, which is the definition of treason.
People who would meet with terrorists are, in a sense, terrorists themselves. They are criminals and traitors, and should be treated as such. It is incredible that people like Carter, who would undermine rather than uphold U.S. foreign policy, are revered in certain circles. They are not deserving of reverence.