Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Okay. President Jimmy Carter did not say that, but could have been in his recent book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." It's been a while (again) since I last blogged, so I might as well be stale and bring out old news (a month old).

I'm posting about Carter because I'm disappointed in his decaying intellect and integrity. Ten years ago, he was one of the political figures I respected. Ten years later, I can't stand him.

Last month, fourteen members of the Carter Center's Board of Councilors resigned in response to his book. Their letter is here.

points to this editorial by The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Jim Wooten for more insight:

When Carter loyalists such as former Ambassador William B. Schwartz Jr., scholars such as Kenneth Stein and Melvin Konner, public people never given to impetuousness such as former state Rep. Cathey Steinberg and former DeKalb CEO Liane Levetan, and others whose contributions to the betterment of this state and nation are renown, walk away from the most important figure most of them will ever know, the world should take notice. And ask why.

"[Carter] has become...an apologist for terrorists," wrote Konner.

The link to the full article is dead and I couldn't find it from The Atlanta Journal Constitution's site. Anyway, there's more out in the blogosphere if you want to dig further into this disappointment.

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