Democrats in the U.S. Congress made significant efforts in October to distance themselves from their former leader, who nevertheless maintains his standing as the conscience of the party... But, before you give them credit; why did they "distance" him?
IN VILIFYING CARTER'S BOOK
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-Excerpt by Michael F. Brown The Palestine Center :
President Jimmy Carter's courageous new book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid (hit bookstore shelves November 14, 2006.) In it, Carter reportedly states, "Israel's continued control and colonization of Palestinian land have been the primary obstacles to a comprehensive peace agreement." As a result of such excerpts - and the title itself -
Howard Dean: September 3, 2003, Dean stated, “It's not our place to take sides" in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Six days later he told the Washington Post that U.S. policy toward the Palestinians and Israelis should be “evenhanded.”
Other DNC Opinions: Phone calls to a handful of members of the Progressive Caucus brought no response to the criticism of Carter’s book and no comment on Avigdor Lieberman’s joining the Israeli governing coalition.
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