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Questioning Carter’s Accuracy
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, January 25, 2007

A group called CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) takes a detailed look at Jimmy Carter's latest book and finds it factually wanting. In a long post, called "A Comprehensive Collection of Jimmy Carter's Errors", the group takes a well documented look at some of the errors Carter has in a book he said was "completely accurate." (HT: McQ2)
 
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McQ, when are you going to stop these ad hominem attacks at the great Jimmy Carter?
 
Written By: ChrisB
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They are JOOOOS, the Blessed Saint Jimmuh is PROFANED!
 
Written By: Joe
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McQ makes the Erb cry.
 
Written By: JWG
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This post is just below radar - wait till the CEW (Carter Early Warning) line stations in Maine pick it up.
 
Written By: looker
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[Erb] Your ad hominem attacks on a distinguished humanitarian are obsessive. You keep trying to diminish a nobel peace prize winner who has done incalculable good for this nation, and will go down in history as a great president. My academic ivory tower status allows me to speculate that you are irrational or childish or possibly mentally ill. [/Erb]
 
Written By: shark
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Yeah, and you laughed at him when he was attacked by a rabbit. Well now former President Carter is vindicated.
 
Written By: tom scott
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Tom,

You made my front page with that one.
 
Written By: Lance
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What an unimpressive attempt to try to get Carter. Either really minor errors were made, or (in most cases) the magazine is using an alternate interpretation rather than pointing out any errors.

If this is the best that can be done against Carter’s book, Carter wins by default. Of course, history will remember his Nobel prize, his unwavering work for health care in Africa, habitat for humanity, speaking out early against what is now obviously a disastrous policy in Iraq, and giving a foresightful look at how to solve the Palestinian-Israeli problem — recognizing that neither side is blameless. Carter’s critics will be forgotten; anyone who dares to take stands gets partisan hacks after him. Carter is miles above his critics.
 
Written By: Scott Erb
URL: http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/~erb/blog.htm
recognizing that neither side is blameless.
But as long as the evilllll Joos continue to occupy the West bank, suicide bombings, though regrettable, are necewsssary and inevitable, right?
 
Written By: Joe
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Carter is miles above his critics
Dude, are you sure you’re not Carter?
 
Written By: looker
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"Dude, are you sure you’re not Carter?"

Nah, Carter is a polymath; engineer, physicist, farmer, etc., but Erb is only a "scientist".
 
Written By: timactual
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What an unimpressive attempt to try to get Carter. Either really minor errors were made, or (in most cases) the magazine is using an alternate interpretation rather than pointing out any errors.
Huh?

False claims that Resolution 242 requires Israel to withdraw to the ’67 lines?

False claims that the 1949 armistice demarcation lines were accepted by Israel, the United States, and the United Nations?

False claims that the Wall is entirely within Palestinian land?

Is this interpretation, or do you really think these are minor points?

Scott, sometimes you post something intelligent and worthwhile, which I can’t say for Mona, Capt Sarc., and some of the other lefties. When you defend Carter, you come off looking goofy—kinda like Dukakis wearing a helmet. I suggest you pick your fights more carefully.


 
Written By: Don
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False claims that Resolution 242 requires Israel to withdraw to the ’67 lines?

False claims that the 1949 armistice demarcation lines were accepted by Israel, the United States, and the United Nations?

False claims that the Wall is entirely within Palestinian land?
No, no, no, all those things are minor, minor I say, compared to Jimmah’s housing project work, his Nobel prize, his work in Africa.
Those borders are almost hardly worth arguing about, what’s a little inaccuracy about where the borders are, or who agreed to what or when, that’s all just geo-political mumbo-jumbo and gobblydegook anyway!

What’s important is that Jimmy understands what’s going on, possibly better than the Israelis and Palestinians do themselves. He’s a genius, a living legend, he got a Nobel Prize, Nobel Prize, Nobel Prize, Nobel Prize. He’s miles above his critics and all these minor trivial facts, repudiated by the link in question, were only included in his book because, um, they were uh, um, well, because he was being paid by the word.
But they don’t matter, he got a Nobel Prize, and and and...a partridge in a pear tree!
 
Written By: looker
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False claims that Resolution 242 requires Israel to withdraw to the ’67 lines?

False claims that the 1949 armistice demarcation lines were accepted by Israel, the United States, and the United Nations?

False claims that the Wall is entirely within Palestinian land?

Is this interpretation, or do you really think these are minor points?
All points of interpretation. Almost everyone interprets 242 to call for Israel to return land taken in the 1967 war. And on the wall, if it comes down to distances and percentages of the wall, that is very minor.

If something is "appreciable," or if one a policy was unwavering if a couple quotes inbetween can be interpreted differently. I mean the utter insignificance of these "inaccuracies," given that clearly they wanted to find anything they could in the book that they could call wrong to attack Carter shows that he was pretty careful in his research. When a hatchet job reads this mundane, you know Carter didn’t leave them with much to work with. Carter wins by default.

Look, I think you guys make good points sometimes, but potshots against a man whose reputation is beyond repute like Jimmy Carter really goes over the top. Those attacks simply cannot be taken seriously!
 
Written By: Scott Erb
URL: http://faculty.umf.maine.edu/~erb/blog.htm
All points of interpretation. Almost everyone interprets 242 to call for Israel to return land taken in the 1967 war.
Right. But not necessarly all the land—not a return to the pre-67 boundary. The quotes of those who drafted 242 seem quit clear.
. . . potshots against a man whose reputation is beyond repute like Jimmy Carter really goes over the top. Those attacks simply cannot be taken seriously!
The reputation I know is of a bitter old man who never met an anti-American dictator he didn’t like.
 
Written By: Don
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"False claims that the Wall is entirely within Palestinian land?"

False? Anyone with a scintilla of intelligence knows that all the land rightfully belongs to the Palestinians.

"a man whose reputation is beyond repute like Jimmy Carter"

I can agree with that statement.
 
Written By: timactual
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