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January 11, 2007

MORE TROUBLE FOR JIMMY CARTER:

Fourteen members of an advisory board at the Carter Center resigned today, concluding they could "no longer in good conscience continue to serve" following publication of former President Jimmy Carter's controversial book, "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid."

"It seems that you have turned to a world of advocacy, including even malicious advocacy," the board members wrote in a letter, a copy of which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. "We can no longer endorse your strident and uncompromising position. This is not the Carter Center or Jimmy Carter we came to respect and support. Therefore it is with sadness and regret that we hereby tender our resignation from the Board of Councilors of the Carter Center effective immediately."

I have never been a fan of Carter's myself, but he does seem to have gone off the deep end in recent years.

UPDATE: Thanks to reader John Palmer, here's a link to another story that doesn't require a subscription.