With all the mess in Iran now, why does JC get no criticism from the press? Instead, he's looked upon as an icon, a true man of peace...as if appeasing evil ever led to peace.
Carter abandoned the Shah of Iran in the late '70s. The Shah was no prince of peace, but he didn't export terror and threanten to obliterate his neighbor. The Shah was rapidly modernizing Iran and it probably would have evolved into a constitutional monarchy.
If you want to see a very pale version of the world w/o American leadership, what the world would devolve into, just read some of the history of that era. And this yo-yo got a Nobel Peace Prize!! Unbelievable!
i'm not a carter fan either. i knew nothing about him until my cousin (who's in the secret service) took a job to guard him. a lot of people think he's a good christian man who teaches sunday school and what-not but he's in fact a big abortion advocate and has leftist views. but, our nation has a history of abandoning our allies and even supporting crappy dictatorships, so this doesn't come as much of a surprise.
You just brought back some memories I had long forgotten. I was a litle too old for Mr. Rogers, but not by much.
I agree with ZEB, LBJ was the worst president of my lifetime. They busted Nixon for spying and breaking in the DNC, then trying to cover it up. Had we the voracious press, and the never ending newscycle in the 60's, LBJ would have died in jail for murder. He was a truly evil man.
Why is it trolling to mention that Reagan did arm many of these people? Iran-Contra, Afganistan rebels? Oh, I forgot, that part of history has been deleted and no longer officially exists. It's funny that no one wants to remember these things.