Monday, December 18, 2006

Tell it like it is Jimmy

Jimmy Carter has been one of the best and underrated presidents of this nation. I say this because, in my opinion, he has made the hard decisions that would benefit more people and not just the rich elite. This was part of the reason that he was not re-elected, and the controversy that he has stirred up with his new book. In his book about Palestine, he declares that the Palestinians are in an apartheid system with Israel. If apartheid wasn't right in South Africa, it's not right in Palestine. He has openly declared that the view that many Americans have of the Palestinian situation is biased because of the perspective of the news that we receive. He wanted to offer the counter-balance. I think that it is long overdue, and if we had listened to president Carter in the 70's we would have alternate fuel sources today and not have such strong dependency on foreign fuel.

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