Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The final payment for the Nobel Prize 

Jimmy Carter's new book on Palestine and Israel is, according to this review, astonishing in its undocumented distortions and outright fabrications. A sample:

It is not difficult to understand why Democrats wanted the publication of Jimmy Carter’s slim new book (216 pages of text, large print and no footnotes), with its tendentious title and its superficial analysis, delayed until today, a week after the election. The anti-Israel bias is so clear, the credulous description of Arab positions so cringe-producing, the key “facts” on which Carter relies so easily refuted by public documents, that the book is an embarrassment to Carter, the Democrats, the presidency and Americans.

It is hard to decide which is more discomforting—what Carter put in or what he left out. Let’s start with his own words, and let him speak for himself, and then note what no knowledgeable observer of the Middle East could have ingenuously omitted....

Read the whole thing, and then remember that no matter how discredited this book will be within the United States, it will sell millions of copies around the world.

CWCID: Lucianne.


By Anonymous BIRD OF PARIDISE, at Tue Nov 14, 03:05:00 PM:

I dont think many will be wanting to crowd around to buy JIMMY CARTERS book kind of like tha pualtry crowds when BILL CLINTON wrote his book MY LIFE or MY LIES  

By Blogger sirius_sir, at Tue Nov 14, 03:44:00 PM:

[Carter] writes that the many U.N. resolutions supporting Palestinians are “proof” of the rightness of their cause.

Ummm, okay...  

By Blogger sirius_sir, at Tue Nov 14, 03:54:00 PM:

The last line of the article is one hell of a zinger, too.  

By Blogger Assistant Village Idiot, at Tue Nov 14, 07:56:00 PM:

Carter's books have moved steadily from platitudinous to accusatory over the years.

People have to understand: Iran, Israeli-Arab relations, and economic intervention defined his entire presidency. Subsequent events have shown him to be not only wrong, but dangerously wrong, hideously wrong on all three. Therefore, to defend himself he must attack core realities, and seeks out those who live in similar denial. They love him.  

By Anonymous BIRD OF PARIDISE, at Tue Nov 14, 09:56:00 PM:


By Blogger Assistant Village Idiot, at Wed Nov 15, 10:23:00 PM:

Starting to veer off-topic there, BP.  

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