A sad anniversary

Thomas Lifson
Twenty-nine years ago today Jimmy Carter micromanaged a disaster in the Iranian desert, the Desert One operation, intended to rescue the American hostages. Cuffy Meigs of Perfunction reminds us of this sad day, on which brave American soldiers lost their lives, as a control freak president played at being a military commander, not just commander in chief.

If you have a high tolerance for pain, here is the Oval Office address given by Carter:




Cuffy reminds us that a mere six years later, a very different man took decisive action in the face of another Muslim tyrant's aggression.




Twenty-nine years ago today Jimmy Carter micromanaged a disaster in the Iranian desert, the Desert One operation, intended to rescue the American hostages. Cuffy Meigs of Perfunction reminds us of this sad day, on which brave American soldiers lost their lives, as a control freak president played at being a military commander, not just commander in chief.

If you have a high tolerance for pain, here is the Oval Office address given by Carter:




Cuffy reminds us that a mere six years later, a very different man took decisive action in the face of another Muslim tyrant's aggression.