I am certain most people have felt that history was repeating itself.
I get this feeling when I hear Barack Obama selling l himself for the candidacy of president. Remember Jimmy Carter? He was an obscure governor of a southern state who presented himself as a Washington outsider, a fresh face who had no ax to grind, beholden to no one.
The young people of today who are smitten by Obama’s eloquence and charm don’t know that Carter also promised to solve all our problems.
I must remind them how Carter froze in his Ivory Oval Office for 444 days when the Iranian Revolutionary Guard overran the American Embassy in Tehran, took the American Embassy Staff hostage and humiliated the U.S.
He had the perfect opportunity and excuse — if it was even needed — to bomb Tehran into talcum powder, but instead he did nothing. It was at this point that the Muslim world got the impression that the U.S. was weak and they could damage us grievously with no consequences.
Had Carter acted decisively like a president of the U.S. should, we would not be facing an Iranian nuclear nightmare today.