Truly breathtaking! In an op-ed ($ link) today, Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times praises Jimmy Carter. Ex-president Carter has been subject to rounds of criticism for the fabrications, plagiarism and outright bias and mendacity in his recent book about Israel and the Palestinians. Former associates have been abandoning him in droves; his Carter Center has been found to be a conduit for Arab dictators' money; even Democratic leaders have distanced themselves from him. Who goes to bat to burnish his image-none other than Nicholas Kristof? The very same New York Times columnist who defended University of South Florida professor Sami Al-Arian: one of the money men who funneled money to the terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (which group was found responsible for the death of many people-including American teenager Alisa Flatow.
Praise from Kristof is nothing with which I would want to be associated