Further proof that a bad President is not merely four bad years for our country. Who can forget Carter's gas lines, hostage crises, notch babies, and interest rates skyrocketing from 5 - 21% percent? We are still suffering from that even though interest rates came down after he left office in disgrace. Credit cards and loans stayed high, high, hish. And credit card rates are still obscene in many cases.
But worse than that, Carter's failed foreign policy helped give birth and usher in the age of Islamic jihad. Carter threw our greatest ally (next to Israel) away with both hands, the Shah of Iran, the bloody fruit of which we are currently at war with. and have been fighting with our hands tied behind our backs for the last 28 years.
Obama will be worse. Emis.
It looks like Mr. Obama may well be the next resident of the White House. It also looks like my people are going to be betrayed once again by a badly misguided American president. Jimmy Carter helped give birth to the virulent Shiite Islamism by forbidding the Shah of Iran to crush the bloodthirsty Ayatollah Khomeini and his band of rabid Islamists. Now, Mr. Obama intends to confer legitimacy on the illegitimate child, the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Jimmy Carter, the self-appointed touring ambassador of bad-mouthing America must be rejoicing in the prospect of Mr. Obama's presidency. Mr. Obama holds the promise of not only carrying on the Carterian misguided policies, but taking them to their very ruinous end.
Jimmy Carter did his thing and my people died. In no time at all, the vicious Mullahs gutted the Iranian armed forces and executed many of its most capable officers. Saddam Hussein watched gleefully as the Iranian military disintegrated, and found the opportunity to carry out his Pan Arabism ambition by attacking Iran. Some eight years of barbaric butchery killed and maimed millions on both sides, gutted the vibrant Iranian economy, and visited misery of all sorts upon the Iranian people.
Iran's Mullahs, with the aid of the beguiled illiterate and religiously fanatic masses, strengthened their stranglehold as they blamed others for their incompetence and larcenous nature for the people's intractable problems. The ever-machinating Mullahs had to find a scapegoat, preferably many scapegoats, to blame. True to form they turned and bit the hand that helped bring them to power -- the United States. For good measure, the Mullahs included Israel. Jews have always been good scapegoats for Islamists, going back to the time of Muhammad in Medina. The prophet of Allah, as soon as he gathered enough power, found it expedient to plunder the Jews' properties, kill the men and take the women and children as slaves to exploit or sell.
The Mullahs who took over Iran needed more straw-men, preferably on the home-front itself. Well, Allah helped them with that problem with some 300-400 thousand peaceful Baha'is. Baha'is were perfect for the part, since they had their holy places in Israel and that automatically made them agents of the Little Satan.
Now, history is about to repeat itself. While the ever-contrite ambassador of apology, Carter, cavorts with the officially designated terrorist Hamas, bestowing legitimacy on the thuggish Islamists, Mr. Obama is promising to outdo his idol Jimmy by engaging in negotiations or discussions with the "loveable" president Ahmadinejad of the IRI: a sort of tete-a-tete of two heads of states to settle things amicably. Doesn't that sound lovely and a sure vote-getter? But, I am troubled and I have serious concerns.
Mr. Obama, you keep blaring about "change," but you hardly spell out the details. Recall, the devil is in the details, as they say. Change from what to what, Mr. Charisma?
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