I Will Not Stand By by John Cole| July 28, 20049:10 am| 8 CommentsThis post is in: MediaFacebookTweetEmailWhile Nick Gillespie slanders Carter Country. “Handle it, Roy! Handle it, handle it.”
If you only knew how many times my wife and I have used that phrase (making each other bowl over in laughter) over the years….
I find the notion that Carter was a “foreign policy faliure” amusing: had the hostage rescue mission not ended badly, I suspect members of the left and right would have a much higher opinion of the man.
Last I checked, Jimmy Carter didn’t fly the aircraft that crashed in the desert.
“Last I checked, Jimmy Carter didn’t fly the aircraft that crashed in the desert.”
Of course, if Carter had handled the Iranian Revolution more deftly, the resure mission wouldn’t have been necessary in the first place.
Agree with both of you, Slarti and Greg. Carter ain’t my favorite ex-prez, either, but inasmuch as some of the harshest criticism of the guy tends to center around the Iranian hostage crisis, I’ve wondered if people would have judged him differently had the rescue mission been a success.
My guess (and that’s all it is) is yes.
Did Reagan need a helicopter to rescue the hostages? Carter was a eunuch trying to do a man’s job.
Don’t go there, Ripper: Reagan didn’t “rescue” the hostages.
As for the eunuch comment, we in the medical field call that “projection.” Go look it up.
Now you’re defending his manhood? I see your medical field and raise you a rabbit.
Reagan did rescue the hostages, he was then in command of the second most powerful miltary on the planet, as Carter was. The Mullahs knew this and folded right before his wrath would have come down. I’ll see if I can photoshop Kohomeni into a spiderhole if you’re too right-brained to understand these words.