Former president Jimmy Carter's trip to the middle east to meet with Hamas is interesting, to say the least. I'm curious to see what will come of it. I'm guessing one of two three things will happen. First, Jimmy Carter, in his infinite negotiating wisdom, will end up "securing a mass of compromises and promises" with Hamas (a terrorist organization as defined by the state department). These "compromises and promises" will boil down to nothing but empty promises and rhetoric stated by the organization making themselves sound much more peaceful and touchy-feely than the ruthless terrorists they are in order to gain supporters around the world and to undermine United States efforts against terroristic organizations. A second scenario plays out similar to the first. Jimmy Carter will be holding talks with these terrorists on their soil, and will end up bashing American policy, efforts, and philosophy while on foreign territory, just like Al Gore. And the third (maybe the most likely) scenario? Hamas decides this is a perfect opportunity to make an example of America and slaughters Jimmy Carter on the spot. Let's hope that doesn't happen, but I would not be surprised.