But there's a great big problem of credibility here. For at the time of Carter's 'Camp David' he not only promised the Arabs there would quickly be a Palestinian State he announced to the world that part as a crucial part of the agreement Israel would stop all further settlement building. Then, when the Israelis defied him saying there was a 'misunderstanding' and settlements were frozen only for 90 days, Carter chickened out and refused himself to sanction the Israelis with an American aid cut-off or reduction. That 'original sin' then led the Israelis to nearly tripple settlements and settlers in the next 25 years while more and more military and economic aid and special arrangements have gone forward between the U.S. and Israel. It's time for Carter to do a little political confessing himself; and once he and Zbig do their own credibility won't be so marginal.
BUT, that's just a part of the problem with Jimmy Carter. If we are to actually believe what he writes in this Op Ed, he remains not only exceedingly naive but rather gullible -- even after all that on the job training he got some years ago now.
Either way, only the foolish would buy another used car from someone who either stiffed them before, or got stiffed himself and still doesn't know it.