The peace process is difficult enough without Carter's lies. He says U.N. Resolution 242 specifies an Israeli withdrawal to the 1967 border. It does not. The author of the resolution, British U.N. Ambassador Lord Caradon, has spelled it out. A book by Ken Stein, Carter's principal colleague on his previous trips to the Middle East, attacks the veracity of Carter's accounts of meetings with various leaders by which Carter justifies his anti-Israeli position.
A senior foreign policy official summed it all up: "Carter is an idiot savant," he said with a sigh. "But hold the savant!"