Tuesday, January 23, 2007

President Peanut a Holocaust Denier?

A National Review Online article examining the questionable contributors to America's worst president's Carter Center includes this tidbit [emphasis added]:
Even in Carter’s long history of post-presidential grandstanding, this book sets fresh standards of irresponsibility. Purporting to give a balanced view of the Palestinian–Israeli conflict, Carter effectively shrugs off such highly germane matters as Palestinian terrorism. The hypocrisies are boundless, and include adoring praise of the deeply oppressive, religiously intolerant Saudi regime side by side with condemnations of democratic Israel. In one section, typical of the book’s entire approach, Carter includes a “Historical Chronology,” from Biblical times to 2006, in which he dwells on events surrounding his 1978 Camp David Accords but omits the Holocaust. Kenneth W. Stein, the founder of the Carter Center’s Middle East program, resigned last month to protest the book, describing it in a letter to Fox News as “replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments.” As this article goes to press, more protest resignations, this time from the Carter Center’s board of councilors, appear to be in the works.
The Holocaust doesn't rate a mention in a chronology of events leading up to the current unrest in the Middle East? I suppose that means Carter didn't bother to mention the SS brigade that the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem raised for Hitler, either.