Skip to comments.Jimmy Carter:Father of the Iranian Revolution
Posted on 04/21/2008 12:14:51 PM PDT by freerepublic_or_die
We just dont get it. The Left in America is screaming to high heaven that the mess we are in in Iraq and the war on terrorism has been caused by the right-wing and that George W. Bush, the so-called dim-witted cowboy, has created the entire mess.
The truth is the entire nightmare can be traced back to the liberal democratic policies of the leftist Jimmy Carter, who created a firestorm that destabilized our greatest ally in the Muslim world, the shah of Iran, in favor of a religious fanatic, the ayatollah Khomeini.
Carter viewed Khomeini as more of a religious holy man in a grassroots revolution than a founding father of modern terrorism. Carters ambassador to the UN, Andrew Young, said Khomeini will eventually be hailed as a saint. Carters Iranian ambassador, William Sullivan, said, Khomeini is a Gandhi-like figure. Carter adviser James Bill proclaimed in a Newsweek interview on February 12, 1979 that Khomeini was not a mad mujahid, but a man of impeccable integrity and honesty.
The shah was terrified of Carter. He told his personal confidant, Who knows what sort of calamity he [Carter] may unleash on the world?
The fact of the matter is that Jimmy Carter has always hated America and has gone out of his way to coddle terrorists and the worlds worst tyrannical dictators. It is important to point out that, ideologically, Carters disdain for America is shared by the heart and soul of todays blame America first Democrat Party (Pelosi, Kennedy, Kerry, Obama, Cllinton, Murtha, etc
)Carters weakness and ineptitude largely enabled the Islamic Revolution and the Jihad against America. George W. Bush, in spite of his mistakes, has, at the end of the day, kept America free from terrorist attacks post 9-11.
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It's amazing that someone with such a disastrous legacy as the worst president ever, having engendered one of the greatest geopolitical catastrophes losses the West has ever sustained as Father of the Iranian Revolution would be otherwise shamed into eternal seclusion and utter degradation.
America has emphatically demonstrated its disdain for Carter,how it considers the Carter years to be an electoral freak show, a national nightmare it is loath to be reminded of, that this sick, demented, old, has-been, never-been can't seem to get through his head.
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Of course, all of this can rightly be laid at his footsteps. The Shah wasn't good enough for him, but Hamas is? Go figure!
Jimmy Carter hates Jews.
Jimmy, these people seem to share your opinion of Mr. Peanut.
His treatment of the Shah was terrible..
Jimmy Carter and his Legacy of Despair
I remember those bad old days of imcompetent Carter. Never again! Clinton was almost as bad.
How did ex-President Carter like it when a former POTUS interfered in his playhouse? Anyone remember?
Carter is poison.
And don’t forget that he also gave away the Panama Canal, which is now in the hands of the Chi-coms..
"A strong case can certainly be made that no single president did more damage to America in as short a period of time as Jimmy Carter."
I'm sure a majority of Americans, certainly those old enough to have lived through the disastrous Carter administration, would agree. Jimmy Carter was an embarrassment as president and continues to be an embarrassment to America today, 28 years after being voted out of office.
Carter's real and lasting legacy is that is a naive fool whose wishes and biases caused him to do immensely stupid things.
In the case of Iran, it's an established fact that the Shah and his regime were not a particularly shining example of freedom and good behavior. And Carter saw that, and said "he must go," failing to consider what would replace him.
That sort of short-sighted feel-goodism was the hallmark of Carter's foreign policy -- it was repeated (and exploited by the Soviets) countless times in Asia, Africa, and South America.
Peanuts was the last democrat to fool me(I was just 23 at the time).
The Shah was hated immensely in Iran and was going to fall eventually. However, Carter's naive stupidity took a bad situation and made it much, much worse by throwing everything into fast forward and giving Khomeini the opening he needed.
The entire Carter Administration was full of bumbling fools who had no business directing American domestic and foreign policy. We have been paying the price for their stupidity for the last 28 years.
In 1953, the CIA was reportedly involved in the overthrow of Mohammad Mosaddeq, the premier of Iran. From my admittedly limited understanding of he situation, the US government wanted a pro-western government in Iran (that of the Shaw) rather than one sympathetic to the neighboring Soviet Union.
In other words, Jimmy Carter had little responsibility for a situation which actually began in 1953.
Would it be more correct to say that the much earlier overthrow of Mosadeq (sp?) by the CIA set this train in motion?
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