During a national radio interview, former president Jimmy Carter was asked about the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and if its success in elections there might jeopardize the peace treaty he brokered between Israel’s Menachim Begin and Egypt’s Anwar Sadat. Carter’s response? Well, of course, the Muslim Brotherhood should be trusted to honor the peace treaty.
What Carter didn’t seem interested in mentioning is the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood assassinated Sadat for signing the treaty. There is absolutely no way he doesn’t know that.
Via the Washington Examiner:
In the face of warnings by the Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood to tear up the Arab nation’s peace treaty with Israel if U.S. aid is cut, former President Jimmy Carter, the chief negotiator of the 1978 deal, says he trusts the Islamists to do the right thing no matter what. The reason: because they told him so.
In an interview with the nationally-syndicated radio show America’s Morning News, he also raised concerns about Israel’s threat to attack Iran over nuclear weapons. Asked about the direction of the Israeli government headed by Benjamin Netanyahu, Carter said, “He is much more eager to go to war than President Obama.” Carter praised Obama for trying to pull Netanyahu back.
Carter’s comments about the Muslim Brotherhood appear unrealistically hopeful considering the turmoil in Egypt, where the movement controls parliament, and where there is division over the issue of sustaining the old treaty cut at Camp David, Carter’s biggest achievement.
Isn’t it interesting that Carter is willing to support the group that utterly despises his “biggest achievement” so much that it assassinated one of its signatories?