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Carter’s Critics

By on 12.7.06 | 1:43PM

Former President Jimmy Carter's new book Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid isn't fostering peace and understanding over at the Carter Center. Dr. Kenneth Stein, a former executive director of the center and longtime Middle East adviser to our 39th president, has resigned in protest.

In his resignation letter, Stein said the book is "replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions and simply invented segments." Who knew Carter was capable of errors, superficialities or glaring omissions?

The humantarian from Georgia was a bit chilly in his response: "Although Professor Kenneth Stein has not been actively involved with the Carter Center for more than 12 years, I regret his resignation from the titular position as a fellow."

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