With his phony apology to Jews and to Israel, after two decades of bashing both, former President Jimmy Carter has shown that he is the most two-faced politician to have held the office of the presidency in modern history (“Carter apologizes for criticizing Jews,” Nation, Thursday). His record is clear and has included some of the most venomous attacks against Israel of any former leader still living.
Apparently, Mr. Carter feels that this single apology will compensate for his years of hostility, such as when he blamed Jews for causing him to lose the 1980 election. Now that his grandson needs Jewish support in his projected run for Congress, he suddenly has become a friend to this constituency.
I have always been dismayed by political double-dealing, but Mr. Carter has brought this art to a new high.
Silver Spring, Md.