Originally Posted by lonestar
Seems to me the last time and embassy was
Attacked the far left came out in force.
But then the time before that IRAN carter was in office and screwed the pooch a couple of times NOT getting them back.
All it Took was RAGUN taking office To get them released. Not even sure he had warmed
Up the chair in the oval office that they were on the way home.
But that is the diffenrce between wimps and heroes.
In his memoir FROM THE SHADOWS Bpb Gates debunked the prevalent but wrong notion that Carter was a wimp.
In fact, the US military buildup under Reagan started during the Carter admin.
Evidently -- you still have not heard of the October Surprise.
The one who got screwed was Carter. It was a clear-cut case of treason by HW Bush & co.
The objective was to deny Carter another term by working out a secret deal with the Iranians. That is why the US hostages were released within minutes of Ronnie's inauguration.
The secret deal was arms for hostages -- and the arms deliveries started in March 1981. Bob Gates ran the whole show for the CIA --
Another thing happened -- within weeks of the inauguration: the attempted assassination of Reagan by Mr Hinckley -- who (it turns out) was a friend of HW Bush's son.
No wonder there was bad blood between Reagan and Bush. Reagan had to know that his own VP had ordered the hit on his life.