- Mar 25, 2004
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- Near Atlanta, GA
Dinesh D'Souza gives a particulary vicious criticism of former president Jimmy Carter, saying he is largely to blame for radical Islam becoming mainstream and has no business telling anyone how radical Islam should be dealt with. No punches pulled. No holds barred.
The Carter administrations role in assisting with the downfall of the Shah is one of Americas great foreign policy disasters of the twentieth century. In trying to get rid of the bad guy, Carter got the worse guy. His failure, as former Democratic senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said, was the result of being unable to distinguish between Americas friends and enemies. Carter does not deserve sole discredit for these actions. This intellectual framework that shaped Carters misguided strategy was supplied by the political left.
By aiding the Shahs ouster and with Khomeinis consolidation of power, the left collaborated in giving radical Islam its greatest victory in the modern era. Incredibly this same cast of characters who lost Iran wants to block Bushs policies in Iraq. In doing so they are playing with fire. The radical Muslims who already control Iran are trying to bring a second major state, Iraq, into their orbit. Then, they have said, they will target Egypt and Saudi Arabia.