Friday, December 15, 2006

Orwell would be pleased

Former (thank God) President Carter writes a provocative book on the Palestinian-Israeli situation that is supposed to inspire dialogue and action. According to the Former President, "There is no debate in America about anything that would be critical of Israel."

So what does Carter do when challenged to a debate? Turns it down. Why? "I don't want to have a conversation even indirectly with Dershowitz," Carter said in Friday's Boston Globe. "There is no need ... to debate somebody who, in my opinion, knows nothing about the situation in Palestine."


Oh, and Mr. Carter? A lack of knowledge hasn't stopped you from writing a book, so I don't see how that is a valid criticism of Professor Dershowitz.