I had written an ode to Jimmy Carter before. Here, Carter offers his views on the Israeli war: “It is inarguable that Israel has a right to defend itself against attacks on its citizens, but it is inhumane and counterproductive to punish civilian populations in the illogical hope that somehow they will blame Hamas and Hezbollah for provoking the devastating response.” Just look at the word “counterproductive.” This is the Tikkun philosophy. Basically, it means: that “we” would be supportive of Israeli wars and occupations if “we” think that they are good for Israel. So Carter here is saying that if the Israeli killing spree in Lebanon was good for Israel’s security, he would jump up and down in support. This is a corrupt man. I just finished reading the official biography of Al-Walid Bin Talal. You have to read what this ostensible champion of human rights have to say about Al-Walid–especially in the accompanying DVD of the book, who donates money to Carter’s silly and patronizing projects. And then he says this: “Leaders on both sides ignore strong majorities that crave peace.” Oh, no, o Mr. Carter. Oh, no. Nobody wants the kind of “peace” that you produced at Camp David. Please spare us. Are you not writing a new book on potato slicing? I am really looking forward to reading that one. And it promises to be more interesting than your previous books.