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Should Carter be prosecuted?

post #1 of 14
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http://www.boston.com/news/world/mid...acemaker_role/

In an interview with the Globe yesterday, Carter said he had obtained an agreement in writing from the leaders of the militant movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, and the moderate Fatah party, which rules in the West Bank, to form a unity government of technocrats.

This is not his job. He has NO business having discussions with any foreign entity, much less getting them to sign an "agreement in writing." He's been intereferring in US policy for YEARS.

I wish someone had the kahoonas to charge him under the Logan Act.

The Logan Act is a United States federal law that forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. It was passed in 1799 and last amended in 1994. Violation of the Logan Act is a felony, punishable under federal law with imprisonment of up to three years.


The text of the Act is broad and is addressed at any attempt of a US citizen to conduct foreign relations without authority.


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post #2 of 14
It's not going to happen, unless Bush & his cronies are tried for war crimes.
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It's not going to happen, unless Bush & his cronies are tried for war crimes.
Bush should be tried for war crimes!!

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Carter Link
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Bush should be tried for war crimes!!

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I agree! They SHOULD be tried for war crimes, and Carter should also be tried. He is not the President any more he has no bussiness in forgin affairs. Laws were made for a reason I don't know what makes poeple think they are above them.
If we keep letting former and current presidents do what every they feel like are country is doomed. Who does Carter think he is? Shouldnt the leaders of the countries he is talking to also be questening why Carter is doing this and NOT the President? I would tell him to shove it, but thats just me.
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I agree! They SHOULD be tried for war crimes, and Carter should also be tried. He is not the President any more he has no bussiness in forgin affairs. Laws were made for a reason I don't know what makes poeple think they are above them.
If we keep letting former and current presidents do what every they feel like are country is doomed. Who does Carter think he is? Shouldnt the leaders of the countries he is talking to also be questening why Carter is doing this and NOT the President? I would tell him to shove it, but thats just me.
I think they talk with him knowing that anything they say or do won't be enforceable.

Imagine if he actually negotiated a cease fire in Gaza, and then the Gazas went crazy shooting thousands of rockets at Israel over a short peroid of time? Who would be held accountable, since the cease fire obviously wasn't negotiated from anyone with "standing" so to speak?
post #6 of 14
Exactly "Ya sure Ill sign this paper saying I wont attack" Then they can turn arround and break the so called "tready" that they signed becasue the might as well have just sigend a peice of toilet paper.

I would love to see him get charged for this. He could really mess things up and it wouldnt affect him in the slightest. To be totally honest I had no idea that Carter was even still alive untill he had that dinner with Obama and all the other former Presidents
post #7 of 14
Somebody from our country needed to step in and try to do some peace negotiations. Nobody else made an attempt to do it.
post #8 of 14
I seem to remember Jessee Jackson taking it upon himself to go overseas also. Found this via ask.com:

Jackson's debut on the international scene occurred when President Jimmy Carter approved his visit to South Africa. Jackson attracted huge crowds at his rallies where he denounced apartheid, South Africa's oppressive system that prevented the black majority population from enjoying the rights and privileges of the white minority. Later in 1979, he toured the Middle East where he embraced Yassar Arafat, the then-exiled Palestinian leader. Jackson's embrace of a man considered a terrorist by the American government created yet another controversy.

Don't know if Carter pre-approved Jackson jaunts or if he only approved of them afterwards.
post #9 of 14
I believe Carter is a good man who tries to do good things. Prosecuted for his actions? Don't think so. If Obama & co. don't like it they can always order him home & admonish him not to do it again. They can also send him abroad as a good will ambasador, with specific instructions as to who he could visit & what he is allowed to say.
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I believe Carter is a good man who tries to do good things. Prosecuted for his actions? Don't think so. If Obama & co. don't like it they can always order him home & admonish him not to do it again. They can also send him abroad as a good will ambasador, with specific instructions as to who he could visit & what he is allowed to say.
Just becasue he means well does not mean it is ok. The fact is that there is a law in the books that says it is a federal offence to meddel in forgin affairs with out authority. If some nobody was over there doing the exact same thing there would be an issue. Why is it ok for Carter?

Yes someone needed to step up, but rather then just going and doing it. He should have been like "Hey, this is my plan is that ok?"
post #11 of 14
I think Jimmy Carter is delusional and senile.
post #12 of 14
No complaints about Panama?
post #13 of 14
I too wish the Logan Act would be enforced.

Carter continues to stick his nose into situations where he doesn't belong, and on the taxpayer dime, BTW.

I say cancel his passport, preferably while he's still in the mid-east hanging out with Hamas.
post #14 of 14
This same issue came up less than a year ago, regarding Carter and the Logan Act.

According to the Carter Foundation's website...

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