The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is former President Jimmy Carter. He gets the award for his recent interview by the German magazine Der Spiegel. Here is a small sampling.
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.
Israel has no legal or moral justification for their bombing? Its called self defense. As to those prisoners, they are convicted criminals and terrorists.
This interview is embarassing. Former President Carter should quietly retire from public life before he becomes a laughingstock.(Some would say he is one already) But first Jimmy Carter is also today's knucklehead of the day.
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