Sunday, 27 April 2008

Carter's Crusade for Peace

Former president sows seeds of hope in Middle East

Former US President Jimmy Carter is heading home after a hugely controversial nine-day tour of the Middle East that some have dubbed the Carter Peace Crusade.

However noble Carter's intentions may have been, from day one he has been facing increasing criticism from Washington and Israel which view his intervention as unwelcome, untimely, and possibly even damaging.

"He is just wading into a situation that is contentious enough and something like this just complicates matters," Anthony T. Salvia, a former special advisor to the Undersecretary of State in the Reagan administration told PressTV's Middle East Today.

Salvia said that while Carter's interference was unwelcome, it had to be admitted that US Middle East policy was at least in part responsible for the current stalemate in the overall peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Article based on April 20, 2008 edition of Middle East Today. What the archived version of the show here.

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