Saturday, January 27, 2007

Jimmy Carter update

During a speaking engagement at Brandeis University, former U.S. president Jimmy Carter offered an apology for a statement in his recent book "Palestine: Peace not Apartheid."
In response to a question criticizing a section of his book that appears to justify the use of terrorism, Carter admitted it was a mistake.

Calling the wording "stupid," Carter said, "I apologize to you personally and to everyone here." He said he has asked his publishers to change the wording in future editions.
(Jewish Review)

That hardly atones for the work as a whole, unfortunately, but at least credit Carter for owning up to the extremely unfortunate choice of words in this particular case. Especially see the comments of Alan Dershowitz in the linked article.

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