Still Paying for Carter's Mistakes
"If you're looking for someone to point the finger at, look no further than James Earl Carter...[the] self-anointed evangelist for world peace, understanding, goodwill, and promoter of universal love-ins with dictators who hate us. Let's begin with Iran, a boiling cauldron of hatred for everything associated with Western civilization. Recall that when Jimmah took office Iran was ruled by a strong ally of the United States, the Shah.
With a wink and a nod, he arranged to have Pahlavi replaced by an exiled mullah---
the Ayatollah Khomeini---who in Carter's view would be a moderate leader who would democratize Iran. What Carter got for us was a Muslim fanatic seething with hatred for everything Western, who without blinking an eye spat on our national sovereignty when he took over the United States embassy in Tehran and held 52 American hostages for 444 days, until the U.S. came to its senses and elected my dad Ronald Reagan to replace the hapless Jimmy Carter. Thanks to Carter, Iran today constitutes a grave threat to the United States and to world peace."
--- Michael Reagan