Saturday, December 30, 2006

Carter vs. Dershowitz.

Jimmy Carter always struck me as the least competent President of my lifetime, and recent events only serve to confirm my conclusion. Like the recent report of the Iraq Study Group, Carter’s latest book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, concludes that the problems in the middle east are mostly Israel’s fault and all would be made well if only Israel would give some land (then maybe some more) to the Arabs.

Powerline points out an interesting disagreement between Carter and Alan Dershowitz that resulted in an exchange through the media. Dershowitz, who has written books on the subject, wants to debate Carter on the Israeli/Palistine issue. Carter will have none of it, saying "There is no need to for me to debate somebody who, in my opinion, knows nothing about the situation in Palestine." This despite the fact that Carter intends his book to create debate and dialogue on the issue.

Carter seems to have become a kinder, gentler version of John Kerry, arrogant and condescending. Dershowitz hit at least one nail on the head when he responded “Books shouldn't be like chapel, delivered from on high and believed on faith.” Read his whole response here.

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