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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #57)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:22 PM

58. It's not that Carter didn't do anything...

Allow me to revise your points.

There are two points here:

1) The Carter administration was working up until the last minutes of his presidency to make sure they returned home safely.

2) Reagan made a deal with the Iranians to hold off on releasing the hostages until he was sworn in president.


Reagan's people interfered with Carter's efforts. They cut a deal with the Iranians to delay the hostage release until after the election in return for future arms sales. What Carter's people didn't know was that all of their efforts were ultmately futile because the fix was already in -- I certainly don't give Reagan "credit" for resolving the crisis because his people committed multiple acts of treason in order to do it.

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