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December 30, 2007
Jimmy Carter on Steroids
Back in 1979, after Jimmy Carter had pulled the rug out from under the Shah of Iran, Islamists seized power and exploited Carter's weakness by invading our embassy and holding Americans hostage for over a year, inspiring the terror war that eventually brought us 9/11. Back when Ayatollah Khomeini was rubbing our president's face in the dirt as a example for the Muslim world, I wished Carter was more of a man. But I should have wished for something else, as I know now that a presidential candidate who is Jimmy Carter but more of a man promises to make an even worse mess in the Middle East.
That candidate is Hillary Clinton, whom Terence Jeffrey of CNS News describes as "Jimmy Carter on steroids." She promises to do to Musharraf just what the hapless fool Jimmy the Dhimmi did to Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who unlike Pervez Musharraf wasn't the only thing standing between al-Qaeda and 100 nuclear weapons.
Via NewsBusters, here's Shrillary on CNN:
I don't think the Pakistani government at this time under President Musharraf has any credibility at all.
When asked if she is in favor of continued financial support to keep his government from collapsing, at least her answer was free of nuance:
As Jeffrey pointed out to Wolf Blitzer soon afterwards:
Hillary Clinton is basically doing to Musharraf what Jimmy Carter did to the Shah, and the potential consequences are far greater, Wolf. We're talking about a regime that already has nuclear weapons, al Qaeda is already present on the ground there, they have a massive Islamist movement. If we try to meddle too much in their internal politics what we could end up with is our worst nightmare: an Islamist regime armed with a nuclear weapon that's friends with al Qaeda.
But don't go thinking that Democrats learned nothing from the disastrous Carter Administration. It's just that those who did learn are no longer Democrats.
On a tip from Cheetah.
Posted by Van Helsing at December 30, 2007 2:12 PM
Well, there's the Democrat party in a nutshell. Hillary Carter or Barack O'Carter. Take your pick.
But maybe America needs another Jimmy Carter so they can remember how terrible hegemonic liberal Democrat rule is. Maybe some 13% inflation, 22% interest rates, and 10% unemployment will remind them.
Posted by: V the K at December 30, 2007 2:38 PM
When the liberals start fleeing their states due to the rising tide of terrorist attacks, you must not give them "the keys to the city"...
Posted by: Ian from the EUSSR at December 30, 2007 4:11 PM
But don't go thinking that Democrats learned nothing from the disastrous Carter Administration.
I'm afraid they learned too much, none of it good, from the worst President in American history.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 30, 2007 5:37 PM
Times Square New Year's Eve ball goes green...
Apart from the tree-killing confetti, masses of rich enviro-actors jetting across the world to attend and DEATH TO KAPITALIST AMERIKKKA!!! messages that will surely comprise the bulk of the 'peace' messages, I'm sure it'll be a great party!
Posted by: BUUUUURRRRNING HOT at December 30, 2007 5:41 PM
USA Today intentionally misportrays Fred Thompson as too lazy to bother to try and be President:
Posted by: BUUUUURRRRNING HOT at December 30, 2007 6:12 PM
Meanwhile, Townhall graciously provides us with a brief rundown of the level of submission to Moonbat ideals by comparing the Christmas... I'm so sorry, I meant Generic Secular Holidaymas greetings of the Presidential candidates.
Posted by: BUUUUURRRRNING HOT at December 30, 2007 6:15 PM
2007 has serves ud with plenty of veginsanity and a generous dollop of vegepocrisy.
Posted by: BUUUUURRRRNING HOT at December 30, 2007 6:42 PM
The Greens have often let slip their true intentions to impose totalitarian rule in the name of Gaia. Now their offspring admit willingness to resort to methods beyond nonviolence if bureaucrat-fu fails to do the job:
Posted by: BUUUUURRRRNING HOT at December 30, 2007 6:50 PM
And to think that a couple of shotgun blasts from the embasy marines years ago would have scattered the Muslims (As it did at the RUSSIAN embasy) and might have prevented the war we are in now.
Posted by: KHarn at December 30, 2007 7:10 PM
Kharn, the (likely apocryphal) story I heard regarding the russian embassy was that the ambassador invited the leaders of the group inside, sat them down and said "I have just got off the phone to Moscow. The missiles may already be on their way here, so you'd better go home."
That's how it should be done.
Posted by: Archonix at December 30, 2007 8:48 PM
"55 Days At Pieking", Archonix. Now that was a movie!
Posted by: KHarn at December 31, 2007 1:15 PM