Jan 17, 2007

There he goes again

Jimmy Carter: Attacks upon Israeli civilians aren't terrorism.
Former President Jimmy Carter told the Arab news network Al- Jazeera that he does not consider Palestinian missile attacks on Israeli civilians -- a war crime and breach of human rights, according to the UN -- to be acts of terror.

In an interview to defend his book, Carter, apparently in an effort to not offend pro-Palestinian Muslim viewers of the program, stated that "I don't consider... I wasn't equating the Palestinian missiles with terrorism."

Carter went on to explain that other acts of Palestinian violence, like targeting civilians in bus bombings or children at schools, should not be committed because they make Palestinians look bad. Such acts, Carter explained, "create a rejection of the Palestinians among those who care about them. It turns the world away from sympathy and support for the Palestinian people."

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