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Jimmy Carter apologizes over book passage [Forced to admit he is stupid]
YNet ^ | Jan. 27, 2007 | Yaakov Lappin

Posted on 01/27/2007 4:28:44 PM PST by Alouette

Addressing US Jews, former president says controversial passage in his new book 'Peace Not Apartheid' does not justify terror; Australian Jews call for action against company that distributed DVDs in which Muslim sheikh is seen describing Jews as ‘pigs’

Yaakov Lappin Published: 01.27.07, 08:00

Former US President Jimmy Carter has apologized to a US Jewish audience over a passage in his controversial book 'Peace Not Apartheid,' the Jewish Week newspaper reported Friday.

"Asked if he was justifying terrorism in a passage in the book calling on Palestinians to cease terrorist attacks if the Israelis agree to abide by international law, Carter said: 'That sentence was worded in a completely improper and stupid way. I apologize to everyone here. Throughout the rest of the book I call on all Palestinians and Israelis to terminate violence against civilians.' He promised subsequent editions would be changed," the Jewish Week said in its report.

It added that "the former naval officer's steady demeanor; clear message of support for Israel's legitimacy and for a peaceful two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict…won him the audience's good will, at the very least."

During his speech, Carter was quoted by the Jewish Week as saying: "Israel will never find peace until it is willing to withdraw from its neighbor's land and give Palestinians their full rights."

The former US president refused a debate with Alan Dershowitz, who spoke after Carter left the hall. "He makes it sound so simple. You just give back the land, and peace will follow. Tell that to the residents of Sderot!" Dershowitz said.

Australian Jews call for action against sheikh

In Australia, Jewish community leaders called for action against a company that distributed DVDs in which a Muslim sheikh is seen describing Jews as "pigs" and urging holy war to be waged by Muslim children against the West, the Australian Jewish News (AJN) reported.

"Jewish groups are calling for action against 1 Islam Productions, whose director, Subi AlShaik, claimed he was unaware of the hate messages when the AJN contacted him last week," the report said.

The President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, Grahame Leonard, was quoted by the AJN as saying: "It's regrettable and most un-Australian that these activities are occurring and it clearly crosses the line in what can reasonable be construed as free speech." He called for prosecution of the sheikh under federal laws "if the sheikh leaves himself open" to charges.

Canada 'on verge' of donating millions to PA

The Canadian Federal Government is on the verge of "donating 12 million to 15 million dollars in humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip," the Canadian Jewish News reported on Friday.

According to the report, the money will be transferred by "the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), an arm of the federal government."

The Canadian Jewish News quoted CIDA spokesman, Gregg Scott as saying: "Given the very difficult circumstances faced by the Palestinians, we're considering providing support."

Canada has also pledged 1.2 million dollars for the construction of a border crossing between Israel and Gaza, to encourage trade.

The CIDA spokesman added that "none of these funds have gone directly to Hamas."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: carter; doh; imsorryimstupid; stupid; worstexpresident

1 posted on 01/27/2007 4:28:46 PM PST by Alouette
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2 posted on 01/27/2007 4:29:09 PM PST by Alouette (Learned Mother of Zion)
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To: Alouette

LOL had to laught at your addition to the title.....


3 posted on 01/27/2007 4:29:26 PM PST by Kimmers (I)
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To: Alouette

love the title!


4 posted on 01/27/2007 4:30:30 PM PST by mockingbyrd (peace begins in the womb)
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To: Alouette
'That sentence was worded in a completely improper and stupid way.'

Ah, so Dhimmy's only apologizing for the wording.

Apology not accepted, peanut brain.

5 posted on 01/27/2007 4:31:16 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Alouette
Click here for previous thread on similar article regarding same event.

HF

6 posted on 01/27/2007 4:36:32 PM PST by holden
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To: Alouette
He promised subsequent editions would be changed...

Like it's going to see further printings.

7 posted on 01/27/2007 4:37:16 PM PST by fat city (What part of cognitive dissonance don't you understand?)
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To: Alouette
"Carter said: 'That sentence was worded in a completely improper and stupid way."

That is because you are a complete idiot Jimmy.

8 posted on 01/27/2007 4:38:10 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Alouette

Alouette maybe he is not stupid I think ole Jimmy going senile he remind me of bitter old man down the street who don't like life ROFL


9 posted on 01/27/2007 4:42:14 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: Mr. Mojo
"Ah, so Dhimmy's only apologizing for the wording."

And only because he got caught stepping on his um you know what. Carter is a disgrace.

10 posted on 01/27/2007 4:45:09 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Alouette
I have never ever been a fan of Dershowitz, but I watched both his and Carter's speeches on CSPAN and Dersh ate Jimmah's lunch. However, it wasn't just what Dershowitz said, it was the way he said it. He afforded Carter the respect that the office of POTUS deserves, all while tearing his argument to shreds. Carter knew he could debate this man, and then felt compelled to admit at least some of his errors as a result or Dershowitz's rebuttal speech. This is an example for each side of the aisle on how to have an intelligent debate on an issue.
11 posted on 01/27/2007 4:46:45 PM PST by danno3150
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To: Alouette
"Asked if he was justifying terrorism in a passage in the book calling on Palestinians to cease terrorist attacks if the Israelis agree to abide by international law, Carter said: 'That sentence was worded in a completely improper and stupid way. I apologize to everyone here.

Translation: "I'm sorry you're all too stupid to understand my brilliant thoughts."

12 posted on 01/27/2007 4:49:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Facts are a Zionist plot!" --MarkL)
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To: SevenofNine
"Jimmy"s going senile he reminds me of a bitter old man."

That about sums it up.

13 posted on 01/27/2007 4:50:45 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: blackbart.223

Yeah he is like bitter old man down the street yell at neighorhood kids ROFL


14 posted on 01/27/2007 4:55:00 PM PST by SevenofNine ("Step aside Jefe"=Det Lennie Briscoe)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Poor Jimmy, he can now say whatever he likes since the Sheiks have sent their money to him ... they can't get it back.


15 posted on 01/27/2007 4:56:10 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Alouette

16 posted on 01/27/2007 4:58:30 PM PST by Gritty (Nixon is safely in the ground, but America's enemies continue to need the Democrats' help-Ann Coult)
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To: Alouette

Carter's stupidity isn't limited to a single sentence.


17 posted on 01/27/2007 5:14:01 PM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: Alouette
Forced to admit he is stupid

Admitting it doesn't change anything. Jimmy Carter was stupid, is stupid and will remain stupid. Nothing new here.

18 posted on 01/27/2007 5:39:56 PM PST by FreePaul
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To: Alouette

This is called "Cleaning off the fan."


19 posted on 01/27/2007 5:44:38 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (If the GOP were to stop worshiping Free Trade as if it were a religion, they'd win every election)
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To: Alouette
sentence was worded in a completely improper and stupid way.

The sentence was worded to convey exactly what it did convey--Carter's willingness to condone terrorism against Israel until Israel yields.

20 posted on 01/27/2007 6:09:46 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Alouette

As Forest Gump put it

Stupid is as Stupid does

Carter immortalized it


21 posted on 01/27/2007 6:32:53 PM PST by Dov in Houston (Don't try to confuse me with facts. It's my way or the highway)
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To: Alouette
I have met Mr. carter, I don't for a minute think he is stupid. I do believe he is a disgruntled old man who never got over being fired by the good honest Republic loving people of this great country of ours. I have found him to be full of hatred with a desire to cultivate friends amongst our enemies.
22 posted on 01/27/2007 7:16:45 PM PST by thiscouldbemoreconfusing
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23 posted on 02/02/2007 12:37:43 PM PST by Grampa Dave (GW has more Honor and Integrity in his little finger than ALL of the losers on the "hate Bush" band)
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