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Jimmy Carter Loses Fourteen More Advisors Over His Book

The issue is what it's always been with Mr. Carter - he supports the Palestinians over Israel, one of our most loyal allies:

ATLANTA (AP) -- Fourteen members of an advisory board to Jimmy Carter's human rights organization resigned on Thursday to protest his new book, which has been attacked as unfairly critical of Israel and riddled with inaccuracies.


The resignations at the Carter Center are the latest backlash against the former president's book "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid." The book has also drawn fire from Jewish groups and fellow Democrats, and led to the resignation last month of Kenneth Stein, a center fellow and a longtime Carter adviser.

"You have clearly abandoned your historic role of broker in favor of becoming an advocate for one side," the departing members of the center's Board of Councilors told Carter in their letter of resignation.

Here's more of what those who resigned have to say:

Steve Berman, an Atlanta real estate developer among those who resigned, said members have "watched with great dismay" as Carter defended the book, especially as he implied that Americans might be afraid to discuss the conflict in fear of a powerful Jewish lobby.

Berman said the religious affiliation of the resigning members, which include some prominent Jewish leaders in the Atlanta area, did not influence their decision.

Rabbi Marvin Hier, dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, said in a statement Thursday that Carter "has only himself to blame" for the resignations because the book was "blatantly one-sided and unbecoming of a former President."

Others blogging:

Carl at Israel Matzav
Boker Tov, Boulder
Newsbusters
John Richardson at RedState


Comments (39)

Not to worry. According to... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Not to worry. According to the trolls in another thread, they are just Zionist pawns, and Jimmah is speaking truth to power.

I actually read this book. ... (Below threshold)
nogo postal:

I actually read this book. I got it for Christmas from my son-in-law who was a Stryker medic until his medical discharge in Jan 2006...
This is not like having an opinion on our Occupation of Iraq without serving there...anyone can buy or even bit torrent the thing for free...
But of course why complicate things by having more than 2nd or third hand knowledge...

Why is it, Kim, you have no problem supporting a President with whom the majority of we Americans think is wrong...but Jimmy Carter? If some disagree with him you are all over it?

Although Carter did not sta... (Below threshold)
nogo postal:

Although Carter did not start Habitat for Humanity he is mostly responsible for it's success...
How many homes has Bush Sr. created in your area?

Yep friends like Larry Fran... (Below threshold)
nogo postal:

Yep friends like Larry Franklin...

"Lawrence Anthony Franklin is a U.S. Air Force Reserve colonel who has pleaded guilty to passing information about U.S. policy towards Iran to Israel through the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the foremost pro-Israel lobbying organization in the U.S, while he was working for the Defense Department. Two former employees of that organization are also facing charges that they assisted him in the AIPAC espionage scandal and passing classified information to an Israeli diplomat Naor Gilon. On January 20, 2006, Judge T.S. Ellis, III sentenced Franklin to 151 months (almost 13 years) in prison and fined him $10,000. [1] The case was heard in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Ultimately, Franklin was charged with unauthorized disclosure of classified information, not with espionage."

AIPAC..google it for yourselves...

How many homes has... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:
How many homes has Bush Sr. created in your area?

And what's the price of tea in China ? Are you incapable of coherent discussion on the topic at hand or are you so brainwashed that you've got to interject something about the Bush family into every topic ?

"...he supports the Palesti... (Below threshold)
RedStayteColluge:

"...he supports the Palestinians over Israel, one of our most loyal allies:"

Allies in what? Which war?

Allies in what? Which war?<... (Below threshold)
yo:

Allies in what? Which war?

Posted by: RedStayteColluge

You don't need to be at war to need allies, or have them.

Although Carter di... (Below threshold)
OregonMuse:
Although Carter did not start Habitat for Humanity he is mostly responsible for it's success...

I suppose we should be thankful for this. If Carter's involvement with it was anything like his presidency, he would have arranged for HFH to be taken over by thugs. Then he would have mismanaged it into bankruptcy. Later on, he would have written a book piously claiming it wasn't his fault.

Seriously though, despite n... (Below threshold)

Seriously though, despite nogo postal's frantic whirling and spinning in an attempt to change the subject, the fact of the matter is, when 14 high-ranking employees or associates of any organization simultaneously get up and walk out, it's an obvious indication that something significant is going on.

Look at it this way: if 14 members of President Bush's cabinet and close advisors suddenly announced their resignation because of his Iraq policy, how long do you think it would be before nogo postal would be on here crowing and doing a victory dance as if he'd just won the U.S. Open?

Jimma Carter is without a d... (Below threshold)
Steve Rutledge:

Jimma Carter is without a doubt the most revolting and treacherous American loose in the world today. The Hollywood dopers who incoherently spew "America-hate" through their purple haze pale in comparison to the maniacal evil that Jimmy Carter has tried to visit upon America. If ever there was an animal that needed to be tried, convicted and hung alongside Saddam, it is the treasonous peanut farmer, Jimma carter.

Missing from Kim's post is ... (Below threshold)
Lee:

Missing from Kim's post is the fact that this advisory board has 200 members, and that these are not people actively involved in governance of the organization.

Here's the two paragraphs which follow immediately after the portion of the article first quoted by Kim -- and its obvious why she left these two paragraphs out. She skipped over these paragraphs to get to here second quote.

The 200-member board is responsible for building public support for the Carter Center. It is not the organization's governing board.

The board's members "are not engaged in implementing work of the Center," Carter Center Executive Director John Hardman said Thursday in a news release.

So these are honorary "advisors", and not people who are actively involved in the organization.

Tsk Tsk --- Liars and the lies they tell, and yes... "lying by omission" counts as a lie.

Re: The resident moron (aka... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

Re: The resident moron (aka Lee)


Dec. 7th Dr. Kenneth W. Stein resigned over Carter's work of fiction. Dr. Stein spent 10 years at the Carter Center and served as the 'first permanent Executive Director'. So, the resignations have hardly been honorary positions as you've claimed.

So, yes, you're a lying liar (by omission) and a schmuck.

Billy was clearly the smart... (Below threshold)
Gianni:

Billy was clearly the smarter, less hateful brother.

Now I've heard everything. ... (Below threshold)
groucho:

Now I've heard everything. Former president Jimmy Carter deserves to be hanged with Saddam Hussein? That's just plain scary.

it's obvious to me that Lee... (Below threshold)
jainphx:

it's obvious to me that Lee is too young to have lived under Jimma (who's afraid of rabbits)or he would be singing a different tune.He did so much to undermine America and Israel that were still paying for today.Jimma please just go away,and take Billyboy with you.

Here's <a href="http://www.... (Below threshold)

Here's the actual letter that the board members wrote to resign.

Note where Jimmy says that Hamas's prime minister didn't preclude recognition of Israel--even when told of a recent statement saying just that.

I lived under Jimmy's reign... (Below threshold)
UncleZeb:

I lived under Jimmy's reign of terror. Back then my employer paid COLA and in one 6 month period my paycheck went up 18% just due to inflation. I was lucky not everyone had COLA. He was a total disaster. We are lucky we only had to suffer for 4 years. And what a joke staying in the Rose garden until the hostages come home. LOL. Idiot.

How may inaccuacys are in B... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

How may inaccuacys are in BILL CLINTONS book MY LIES?

Ok, all you smug Israel sym... (Below threshold)
aRepukelican:

Ok, all you smug Israel sympathizers and Carter haters, reveling in the 14 resignations, try reading a piece by an Israeli on Apartheid in Palestine.


There's another article by Paul Craig Roberts, a former Asst. Secretary of Treasury under, say it isn't so, Ronald Reagan. Roberts discusses the stranglehold that the Israeli lobbying group AIPAC has on the US.

Before you , Kim, and the rest of the Wizchoir hemorage any further over what Carter has to say about Palestine & Apartheid, read these articles or quit your blathering.

14 cowards avoid the truth.... (Below threshold)
civil behavior:

14 cowards avoid the truth.

Schwartz, Steinberg, Solomon...surprise?

You'd make a good camp guar... (Below threshold)

You'd make a good camp guard, civil.

Hey, puke, why not cite Fin... (Below threshold)
MikeSC:

Hey, puke, why not cite Finkelstein next, to make sure you get all of the Jew hatred points down cold?

There's another article by Paul Craig Roberts, a former Asst. Secretary of Treasury under, say it isn't so, Ronald Reagan. Roberts discusses the stranglehold that the Israeli lobbying group AIPAC has on the US.

And, silly me, I thought the Protocols of the Elders of Zion had already been disproven.
-=Mike

civil behavior's longer lis... (Below threshold)
aRepukelican:

civil behavior's longer list of the 14

Alan R Abrams
Steve Berman
Doug Hertz
Jonathon Golden
Barbara Babbitt Kaufman
Jeff Levy
Leon Novak
Steve Selig
William B Schwartz III

Puke,Glad to see you... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Puke,
Glad to see you admit your true feelings. You hate Israel. Israel sympathizers? You make it sound like they are an enemy, not an ally.

Lee,
You cream your crotch as soon as a general, current or former, dissents from Pres. Bush. Good to see you cry like, well, like you

So... both Puke and Civil..... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

So... both Puke and Civil... hate them Joos.
Great spokespeople for the left.

SCSIwuzzy What I d... (Below threshold)
aRepukelican:

SCSIwuzzy

What I despise are American citizens who have a higher & preferred loyalty to a second state, not of their birth.

I also don't care much for Zionists.

It is always the tactic of people like you to label anyone disagreeing w/ Israeli policies or actionsas a jew-hater.

Lee, resident nit wit.... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Lee, resident nit wit.

aRepukelican, resident Joo hater.

What a lovely pair. You two need to meet sometime.

The peanut farmer's legacy ... (Below threshold)
Mike in Oregon:

The peanut farmer's legacy will be double digit inflation, gasoline lines and hostages. He will be rated in the bottom 10 presidents in history. As an ex-president, he started out well with his Habitat for Humanity work, but the past few years he has been an embarrassment and is well on his way to being in the bottom 10 ex-presidents. Quite an accomplishment.

Sorry Puke,But it's ... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Sorry Puke,
But it's not disagreeing with Israel you're doing, but blaming people's actions on their heritage.
As in, ignore their disagreement with Carter, because they are only jews, after all. And equating disagreement with Carter with treason. Nice.

Do you go to the rallys? Wearing your Che t-shirt and Palestinian headband?
Or do you go for all black with a stylish red armband?

nogo postal while your pimp... (Below threshold)
cubanbob:

nogo postal while your pimping for your Pals, why don't you ask how much cash Jimmuh and his center got from his Saudi pals. And just how much did BJ get for selling nuclear secrets to the Chicoms? Do you also get this worked up over the French and Saudi spying on the US?

aRepukelican AKA aCommunist doesn't care much for Zionists, wow the first true utterance from that commie and while pimping for his Pals. And speaking of dual loyalties aRepukelican, America's isn't your first loyalty either along with those of your lefty buds like Lee.

What a laugh, you Joo hater... (Below threshold)
ted:

What a laugh, you Joo haters claim there's apartheid in Israel, when the Arabs who live in Israel -- by far -- live more free and better lives -- again, by far -- than in the entire rest of the Arab world! Arabs are citizens of Israel, are entitled to all the judicial rights as Joos and and even serve on the Kinesset and in other branches of Israeli government.

If you want to call that apartheid, go ahead, but your so-called 'apartheid' in Israel facilitates better lives for the Arabs living in Israel,than anywhere else in the Mid-East, probably anywhere else in Europe for that matter -- including tolerance and respect.

Why must you Joo haters, including Jimmah, pick on Israel, smaller than the state of New Jersey, far less than 1/100th the size of the Arab nations, and with no oil resources there. How pathetic!

And as far as Jimmah, ABSOL... (Below threshold)
ted:

And as far as Jimmah, ABSOLUTELY NO PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY did more damage to the United States in so short a time -- again, by far!

Ted -If Israel did... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Ted -

If Israel didn't exist, the disfunctional Arab States would have to find some other scapegoat. Who knows, they might target Denmark!

So, now we know...pu... (Below threshold)
nikkolai:


So, now we know...puke, lee and nogo are exposed for who they truly are. And it's not a pretty sight. Probably wimps, to boot...racist wimps.

nogo postal , wrong argumen... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

nogo postal , wrong argument. The Bush family has been in business for many years and employed thousands of people who were able to earn a living wage and 'buy', not bum their homes. Dimmy Carter was a peanut farmer and the only way he got rich was to buy up thousands of tons of peanuts and create a phony (actually a criminal act) peanut shortage shortly before he left office. He sold them off and made millions. Before that the most money the Carter clan made was off of 'Billy' beer. You left wingers have let your envy of an upstanding Christian man like president Bush drive you to pure hate and on into insanity, and you're dragging your families right along behind you. Soon there won't be enough mental facilities to hold all of you and you will have to be exterminated like the cockroaches you are.

Puke: "What I despise are A... (Below threshold)
Brad:

Puke: "What I despise are American citizens who have a higher & preferred loyalty to a second state, not of their birth."

Where were you born? You certainly don't appear to have a preferred loyalty to this country.


As usual, the lefties conti... (Below threshold)
Faith+1:

As usual, the lefties continue to display their open racist, bigoted, Anti-Semitic ways. They've worked so hard to make sure the minorities stay uneducated and dependent on government handouts it really bothers them when the plebes don't bow to their pseudo-superiority.

You left wingers ha... (Below threshold)
hansel2:

You left wingers have let your envy of an upstanding Christian man like president Bush drive you to pure hate and on into insanity, and you're dragging your families right along behind you

Ha ha ha ha....oh, and ha.

Jimmy Carter is right. Too ... (Below threshold)
Fred:

Jimmy Carter is right. Too bad the Jews, who are mainly Zionists and Neocons are now bad mouthing Carter and leaving his Center. Good go and go far away back to the terrorist state of Israel.
Now the Jew controlled media will find ways to condemn anything that Carter attempts.
Screw the mainstream media who is controlled by 7 families, over 96%.


I have heard first hand reports of three friends who have relatives in the Occupied Areas in Palestinian territory. Where are the media whores in America to cover the stories of every day life in Palestinian territory?
It is deplorable of the way the Israels treat the Arabs there. I thought the American Indians had it bad after the Europeans rushed over after 1492.
I suggest some of you get your heads out of dark places and wake the hell up.
Jimmy Carter was a pawn for the ruling elite, namely the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission when President. However since leaving the White House, he has done more than any other president to date.
What has the Bush Crime Family done?
Not much good for humanity.
Check Google search for Mena, Arkansas. Also Barry Seal's connection to Bush and Clinton.
Bush Senior is a god damn drug runner, arms salesman and spokesman for the New World Order.
The whole family should have been at the gallows with their buddy Saddam.
Prescott Bush, the Chimp's grandfather was busted in 1942 by FDR for "trading with the enemy". He was actively supporting Hitler. Where are the media whores to cover this story?

You Bush Nazis really need to wake up.
Neither major party in the US are worth shit.
They are both two sides of the same coin.

Keep in mind what Nelson Rockefeller stated in the 1960's

M-m3
MANIPULATION = MONEY x MEDIA x MANPOWER.

Its all about MIND CONTROL and its all about PERCEPTION.
The show must go on, lies, distortions, smoke and mirrors.
Some day all these bastards are going to hang or be shot. First the sheep of Amerika must awaken.




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