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  • They Waited Till Carter's Third Year Before They Started Taking Hostages

    Last week Heritage scholar James Carafano wrote:

    It is not hard to craft comparisons between Jimmy Carter and the current occupant of the Oval Office. Both entered office with high expectations; both vowed to change the tone in Washington and remake the world. Carter had a terrible sophomore slump. America’s enemies took stock of his foreign policy in his first year in office. The next year they exploited the weaknesses they found. His presidency never recovered. Obama may also be setting himself up for the fall.

    This week, the Associated Press reports:

    A senior Iranian prosecutor accused three Americans detained on the border with Iraq of espionage on Monday, the first signal that Tehran intends to put them on trial.

    The move could set up the Americans — who relatives say were hiking and strayed across the border from Iraq — as potential bargaining chips in Iran’s standoff with the West. The announcement came as Washington and Tehran were maneuvering over a deadlock in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.

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    One Response to They Waited Till Carter's Third Year Before They Started Taking Hostages

    1. Freedom of Speech TX says:

      Of course Iran is going to exploit this situation.

      This is what terrorist regimes do. We get in a tizzy about "waterboarding" terrorists regardless of the information gained that saves countless American lives. I wonder what Iranian prisons are like? The food? Beatings? Mock executions? REAL executions? REAL torture – use your imagination.

      This is the way the world is.

      President Bush was entirely correct naming the Axis of Evil. There are many others who could be added to the list.

      Why would any American even go near a border of a thuggish regime that has called for the destruction of America and Israel?

      This naivete has endangered the three hikers' lives and created a diplomatic mess. All too many of our people go abroad thinking that somehow THEY have the same rights in another country as in the US. No they don't. This incident did not need to happen.

      Let's pray for their safe release.

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