Hey all. Multiple postings today to make up for a long silence. Last week, Jimmy Carter was getting all up in cops' faces in Darfur. This week he was interviewed on CNN*, where former AIPAC employee Wolf Blitzer somehow managed to restrain himself from bringing up Carter's contribution to the Israel/Apartheid comparison. Instead the topics were Iraq and the field of wack-ass presidential candidates. Carter has his problems: he's still nostalgic for the "good old" US, he's hesitant to call war crimes war crimes, he can't pronounce Abu Ghraib. But he says things plainly that none of the candidates will: Does he think the US uses torture? "I don't think it. I know it." What does he think of Rudy Giuliani's recent speeches about bombing Iran? "I could almost write it for him..I think he's foolish." Jimmy runs deep, indeed. Man, I hope I'm this sharp when I'm 83!
*Apologies for the obligatory corporate news pre-video commercial!