September 30, 2006
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON DOESN'T LIKE JIMMY CARTER MUCH: "In his dotage, Carter is proving once again that he is as malicious and mean-spirited a public figure as he is historically ignorant. And for all his sanctimonious Christian veneer, and fly-fishing, Ďaw shucks blue-jeans image, he canít hide an essentially ungracious and unkind soul. . . . Carterís Waterloo, of course was the Iranian hostage crisis. It was not just that his gutting of the military helped to explain the rescue disaster. Far more importantly, we can chart the rise of radical political Islam with the storming of the American embassy in Teheran and the impotent response of Jimmy Carter."