Thursday, April 5, 2007

Former President James Earl Carter, 82, received the Ridenhour "Courage Prize" yesterday at the National Press Club as the latest Iranian hostage crisis was wrapping up.

"As a matter of fact, I went through the same ordeal earlier," he told a British questioner with a smile. "Four-hundred forty days instead of 16 days -- but all of our hostages came home safe and free, also."

The moment that Ronald Reagan was inaugurated.

Seems I'm listening to a bad oldies radio station.


Beltway Progressive said...

Many people believe William Casey and Henry Kissinger made sure Carter's hostage negotiations failed so that Carter would lose the election.

Jim in Virginia said...

And Rosie O’Donnell believes the government brought down WTC 7.

The architect of 1970’s detente and the man who coined the phrase “Evil Empire” had little use for each other. Reagan’s 1976 campaign was more against Kissinger than against Ford. Even assuming an out of work Secretary of State can influence foreign policy, why would Kissinger do any favors for Reagan?
Carter did not need any help to lose the 1980 election.