Carter Center to send delegation to Egypt to meet with military

Jimmy Carter may be about to dip back into Egyptian politics.

The former president, who negotiated the Camp David Accords in 1978, resulting in a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, told students at the University of Texas in Austin this week that “the Middle East is still a testing box for the whole world – and I say that greatly recognizing that there are other places threatening to erupt.”

From ABC News:

The Carter Center, the former president’s humanitarian organization, will be sending a delegation to Egypt within a few weeks to visit with military leaders, help draft a constitution and set up democratic elections for September.

The former president has also met members of the Muslim Brotherhood during his time in Egypt. According to Carter, only 15 percent of Egyptians would actually vote for the Brotherhood during elections.

“I think that the Muslim Brotherhood is not anything to be afraid of,” Carter said. “They will be subsumed in the overwhelming demonstration of desire for freedom and democracy.”

By happenstance, Carter is speaking this morning at the Galloway School in Atlanta.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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Douglas

February 17th, 2011
8:39 am

“I think that the Muslim Brotherhood is not anything to be afraid of,” Carter said. “They will be subsumed in the overwhelming demonstration of desire for freedom and democracy.”

Jimmy, you are an idiot. You cannot assume anything like that. Please just shut up. You didn’t get reality when you were president (remember the mailaise?) and you still don’t. The only reason we here in Georgia voted for you for President in the first place was it was the only way we knew we could get you out of here.

And then, you came back. Talk about not getting the message.

Lum

February 17th, 2011
9:05 am

I am afraid President Carter has learned nothing in the past thirty years. What a shame.

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SawBe

February 17th, 2011
9:18 am

Cater used to carry his own suitcases to show that he was a common man. Later we learned that the suitcases were just props, empty as his suits.

After the disaster that was the Carter presidency in the middle east, you would think that a wise man would keep low profile on such matters.

Carter has never been mistaken for a wise man.

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jconservative

February 17th, 2011
9:31 am

While I am not a fan of Carter the President, the Carter Center has done great work over the years assisting countries in having open, fair elections. And in bringing to light and condeming those who do not.

If they meet with the Egyptian Army, it will be at the request of the Egyptian Army.

So I wish them well and hope they can help the Egyptian people obtain open elections.

Last Man Standing

February 17th, 2011
9:46 am

He’s back! The man who can’t accept the fact that the American people fired him still lusts for the media coverage. Sadly, he still gets it. Why can he not learn that he is no longer wanted on the national (or world) stage?

Ouside the Perimeter

February 17th, 2011
10:30 am

Poor Jimmuh! His brain has atrophied to the point of being mush. He, The Reverend Jesse Jack(ass)son, and Brother Sharpton need to get on a raft and float to oblivion…at least further into oblivion than they are now.
Jimmuh’s eternal quest for the spotlight and his ego is almost as large as Neal Boortz’s.

Reality

February 17th, 2011
10:42 am

Carter still trying to bring a sense of ignorance to his legacy!!!!

Dax

February 17th, 2011
10:42 am

Didn’t Jimmy go over and “certify” that corrupt elections were actually honest and upright? More than once? And then declare that the people “fairly” elected Hamas (Gaza) and other Islamic radicals?

“Only 15% of Egyptians would actually vote for the Muslim Brotherhood…” Do you REALLY believe that there won’t be election fraud? When the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate wins the election, will you really say that it was a free and “democratic” process?

Yea, I bet you will.

Oh yes, I'm the great pretender......

February 17th, 2011
11:30 am

It’s a shame we can’t get Jimmy to go……If we were lucky, he might decide to stay.

Tom Johnson

February 17th, 2011
11:33 am

President Carter is head and shoulders above his critics, in intellect, in courage,and insight. I pray for his success in Egypt.

BPJ

February 17th, 2011
11:36 am

The Carter Center has expertise in election monitoring, which will be valuable in Egypt.

The Carter bashers are out, of course, and are utterly close-minded on this subject. For those out there who have open minds, I should say that the elections in Gaza were widely regarded as fair. We insisted on elections there (under Bush 2), and then got a result we didn’t like. One factor seldom mentioned in the US press is that Fatah (which is willing to negotiate with Israel) screwed up by nominating several candidates for numerous individuals parliament seats, while Hamas nominated only one per seat. Since the election was a British-style “first past the post” election (meaning no majority requirement, no runoffs, just the candidate with more votes than any other wins), Hamas won its parliamentary majority without actually getting a majority of votes.

Anyway, Egypt is not Gaza, nor is it Iran circa 1978. It is much more open to the world, its economy depends on tourism, and its military depends on US$. Egypt in a decade is more likely to resemble Turkey or Indonesia.

Reagan Rules

February 17th, 2011
11:49 am

Why wont he stick to peanut farming??

hop

February 17th, 2011
11:56 am

jimmy carter is not a friend of freedom loving people and his failed administartion was a prime example.

he has been a supporter of Egypt for many years when freedom was only a pipe dream.

he has supported many dictators over the course of his far left carter center positions..

he was president when IRAN became radical islamic nation who supports terrior around the wrold.

he is anti-ISRAEL THAT CAUSE many of the jewish staff people at the carter center to resigned in protest.

his administration was the worse since hoover when our economy had very high unemployment, high interest rates and mortgages were 13%.

jimmy carter needs to move to the middle east since his views reflect many of the same thoughts as radicals who live there.

Road Scholar

February 17th, 2011
12:01 pm

“Carter has never been mistaken for a wise man.”

Neither have any of the President Carter bashers!

“Carter still trying to bring a sense of ignorance to his legacy!!!!”

Tom Johnson and BPJ: Good posts! The chest beaters only want war and world dominance. Why? Because their lives are inadequate.

Th President Carter bashers have by their blogs!

Shah

February 17th, 2011
12:38 pm

“I think that the Muslim Brotherhood is not anything to be afraid of,” Carter said.”

Well that makes me feel so much better. Not. Jimmy, you’re prognostications are less than worthless. You were a sorry president and you’re an embarrassment to the State of Georgia. Just go back to Plains and be quiet.

Dirty Dawg

February 18th, 2011
12:58 am

Any truly objective analysis of the Reagan ascendancy will mark that time as when America started her downward spiral…we are becoming a black hole into which we are sucking ourselves…hate, greed paranoia and prejudice will devour us in the end and historians in another 50 years will shake their heads in disbelief that we could have been that stupid…hate will do that to one’s ability to reason and accept the truth.

fakhredin

February 18th, 2011
7:30 am

Events of 2011 and 2012: Shaul Mofaz in the spring of 2011 Israeli Prime Minister is – his government 14 to 15 months as it takes – and soldiers Muslim commander of Imam Mahdi – Israel’s destruction – the King of Jordan Syria Iraq captured to the summer and fall 2011 – he fights with Turkey – the end of summer 2011 – and his soldiers in the desert between Mecca and Medina are down to earth – at the end of 2011 -

Jordanian and Western troops – are involved in Egypt – Saudi king dies in its power struggle starts – -45P/Honda-Mrkos comet meteors in 14 to 20 August 2011 to deal with the land – its largest in in East Asia comes down

26 August 2011 a huge star in the sky East to explode three or seven days to show signs of burns and this is the Imam Mahdi – In the spring of 2011 earthquake in northern Israel can happen – Jesus between the months of May to August 2012 are shown – and Imam Mahdi will help to establish justice in the world