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Let's start with the customary apology for the lapse in blogging. As regular readers know, I have the sickly constitution of Doc Holliday, but none of his legendary propensity for overall stamina. I am on the mend from the attack of the unknown parasite that made my stomach feel like it was being mortared by the Viet-Cong, and am slowly returning to the world of those who function with a minimal degree of cognisance.
I had initially intended for this blog post to be an acidic condemnation of that smarmy little anti-Semite, former President Jimmy Carter, but I don't believe the buffoon deserves the effort it takes to tap my fingers on my keyboard. I had held off calling President Carter an anti-Semite for years, as I had done with Pat Buchanan, but there comes a time when your words, actions, and the people you keep company with define who you are and your core belief system. Those who have read his hateful little tome, "Peace Not Apartheid", will be well aware of the outlandish claims that Carter makes in the book, including the old paranoid canard about Jews controlling the world economy. Even Kenneth Stein, former director of the CARTER center, had this to say about the book;
“President Carter's book on the Middle East, a title too inflammatory to even print, is not based on unvarnished analyses; it is replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments.”
“The history and interpretation of the Arab-Israeli conflict is already drowning in half-truths, suppositions, and self-serving myths; more are not necessary.”
President Carter has officially gone off the reservation, and has lost his priviledge of being taken seriously in civil discourse.