posted on Dec, 9 2006 @ 09:17 AM
The former President most noted for His Administration of Inaction, is currently trying to stay in the limelight as an author.
Trouble is, he is having some difficulty using original work..
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter faced new criticism Friday over his controversial book on Palestinian lands when a former Middle
East diplomat accused him of improperly publishing maps that did not belong to him.
The new charge came as Carter attempted to counter charges from a former top aide that the book manipulates facts to distort history.
Ambassador Dennis Ross, a former Mideast envoy and FOX News foreign affairs analyst, claims maps commissioned and published by him were improperly
republished in Carter's book.
"I think there should be a correction and an attribution," Ross said. "These were maps that never existed, I created them."
Kenneth Stein, director of the Institute for the Study of Modern Israel, resigned Tuesday as Middle East Fellow of the Carter Center of Emory
University, stating in his resignation letter that "President Carter's book on the Middle East, a title too inflammatory to even print, is not based
on unvarnished analyses; it is replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented
"The purpose of the book should be to try to bring people together, to try and reconcile them. He published in the LA Times because his book tour is
going in that direction," Stein said. "I'm a historian, I believe in the integrity of my profession, I believe that things should be written
accurately, even if you disagree with them."
"I just want to be sure that when people write history, people don't do it for purpose of special pleading," Stein told FOXNews.com on Thursday.
"They write it the way it was. They don't try to shape a person's opinion and slide them down a path in order to come to an inevitable
Also here is the link to the Resignation Letter..
Often critical of the current Administration and most things Conservative, it seems he is not happy just being made fun of on the Political Scene and
Television. Now he feels it necessary to give us his opinion in the form of a book.
Where was all this Action when he was the President?
Why does this man not just fade into obscurity and stop making a fool of himself?