Thursday, March 17, 2011

Jimmy Carter - A "Wimp"? A "Headless Chicken"?

A caller to the Rush Limbaugh program on Thursday assailed Mr. Limbaugh for labeling former President Jimmy Carter "a wimp." Mr. Limbaugh replied that he had merely quoted journalist Michael Ledeen, who referred to Mr. Carter as "a wimp". The Conservative radio icon went on to say that although he had quoted Mr. Ledeen, he couldn't recall whether he himself had actually used the term "wimp". But the unnerved caller wasn't satisfied, he insisted that Mr. Limbaugh had indeed called Carter a "wimp", and he couldn't fathom that anyone would dare use the aforementioned term to describe the former President.

It should be noted, however, that even the late Ayatollah Khomeini viewed Mr. Carter as the ultimate wimp.

Khomeini's late son, Ahmad, wrote in his memoirs that after the raid on the U.S. embassy in Iran and the seizure of American hostages, his father, the late Ayatollah, had expected a "thunder and lightning" response from the Carter administration, but instead, according to Ahmed, Jimmy Carter behaved "like a headless chicken."

Rather than excoriate the Iranian regime for taking American diplomats hostage, it appeared to the Mullahs in Iran as if the Carter administration had been offering apologies for America's past injustices and asking forgiveness for its past sins.

Apparently, the late Ayatollah Khomeini - who dealt with the Carter administration during the hostage crisis - believed that the former President had behaved "like a headless chicken", i.e. "a wimp". But the aforementioned caller [to the Rush Limbaugh program] vehemently disagrees with the Ayatollah.

In truth, according to many experts, it was Mr. Carter's egregious policies that facilitated both the overthrow of the Shah of Iran and the Ayatollah's reign.

To paraphrase a popular quote from President Obama's esteemed mentor : "America's 'headless' chickens are coming home to roost!"

P.S. It should also be noted that a dire hostage crisis has already been brewing in Iran for quite some time. Several hostages, including former FBI agent, Robert Levinson and the American
hikers who inadvertently drifted into Iran, are being held captive by the Mullahs. Sadly, President Obama - like Jimmy Carter in '79 - is behaving like a "headless chicken". The President, fearful of alienating the Iranian despots - i.e. the kidnappers - has decided it's in his best interest not to agitate them.

Perhaps, the day will come - some time in the distant future - when Obama decides to use both his diplomatic skills and his proficiency in the art of appeasement to win their freedom. In the meantime, it goes without saying that America's 'headless' chickens have, clearly, come home to roost!