Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Carter defends his apartheid book

Former President Jimmy Carter defends his book "Palestine Peace Not Apartheid" in an interview:
Why do you think you're under attack for the book and the title?
You and I both know the powerful influence of AIPAC [the American Israel Public Affairs Committee], which is not designed to promote peace.
I am always suspicious about anyone who prefaces his argument with "You and I both know". It is presumptuous and it is mindreading. It is a feeble attempt to shift the blame for saying something without support. Here, Carter attempts to blame the listener for his own paranoid prejudices. His idiotic book would be under attack whether we had an Israeli lobby or not.

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