Last night before I went to bed I turned on the TV and saw former President Jimmy Carter talking with Chris Matthews on MSNBC. For an hour the former President sat down and had an honest thought provoking discussion about the Middle East. Never before have I seen a former president speak with such articulaton and knowledge on a topic that he cares so greatly about, as I did last night. While at times his words were a bit to forgiving on the side of Isreal, he reminded me that there are faults on both sides.
His critique of the Christian right’s support of Isreal was both insightful and engaging. It was refreshing to say the least to see an American politician do so well on national TV.
I would advise that you read Carter’s new book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, I know I am!