Thursday, September 13, 2012

President Obama Echoes Jimmy Carter's Failed 1980 Campaign

Washington Examiner: Obama echoes Carter with ‘shoot first’ criticism of Romney:
“Gov. Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later,” President Obama said in a CBS interview last night, criticizing Romney’s reaction to the embassy attack in Cairo. Romney criticized the Obama administration’s ‘apology’ in response to the attacks on the embassy and subsequent failure to condemn the attacks right away. 
Obama’s remarks, however, echo frequent criticisms made by President Jimmy Carter of Ronald Reagan, then his opponent for the presidency."
Obama's comments, meant to criticize Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, are yet another indication of the similarities between President Obama's administration and the failed presidency of Jimmy Carter. Ironically, the last time an American Ambassador was killed on duty was in 1979, during Carter's presidency. Our ambassador to Afghanistan, Spike Dubs, was kidnapped. He was killed in a firefight during botched negotiations between his captors and Soviet-backed Afghan security forces.

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