Saturday, October 10, 2009
From January 20, 1977 to January 19, 1981 James Earl Carter - our 39th President - managed to allow the Soviet Union to run rampant in Latin and Central America; much of Africa; Afghanistan and remain dominant in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia while simultaneously allowing thugs in Iran to take - and keep - 52 American hostages for 444 days.
His great response? Boycotting the 1980 Summer Olympic games and barring Iranian oil from flowing into the U.S.
By the time he left office 40% of America's military personnel was living on foodstamps while our position as a world leader was diluted into a world joke.
Carter left office as one of our least-popular and weakest presidents.
For his accomplishments, he managed to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
Seven years later, Barack Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize after only 37 weeks on the job. His great accomplishment towards world peace has been a speech to the Muslim world, a willingess to engage Iran in nuclear talks and the decision to remove missle protection defenses from Europe.
Meanwhile, Ronald Reagan has still not won the Nobel Peace Prize.
All he did - by the admission of his enemies in the Soviet Union - was end the Cold War and save millions from the ravages of nuclear war without firing a shot. During his eight years he accomplished more to save the planet from tyranny without war than every president in our nation's history. The record on this is clear. Go read about it for yourself.
Tell me please - how can two liberals - one who endangered the world with his weakness, and another who has done nothing to make the world a more peaceful place in his 200 plus days in office, win this award when a real savior of our earthly lives does not share in this honor?
I suppose the next award will be the Nobel Memorial Economics prize to Karl Marx.