Carter: Iran rescue effort should have worked
18-Sep-2010 (2 comments)

Former President Jimmy Carter's new book says the failed Iran hostage rescue played a major role in his 1980 defeat and he was hurt by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's bid for the nomination.

Carter says his efforts to rescue U.S. diplomats held by Iran should
have worked but were thwarted by a "strange series of mishaps,"
including a crash between a helicopter and a transport plane.

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lets all start running around

by mahmoudg on

with our hands in the air shouting we will do this and we will do that, maybe The West will come to its senses and allow the Islamic Rapists to continue to plan raping the world.  I fail to follow the logic, do you simorgh5555?

Sargord Pirouz

Should have worked? There

by Sargord Pirouz on

Should have worked? There were a number of glaring flaws in the the planning and execution of that operation. It's also quite possible the number of casualties could have been even higher had the operation proceeded beyond the staging point.

The Americans being held were subsequently returned in good health, which is everything- is it not?

Cater shouldn't be focusing on this bungled military operation. Instead, he should be admitting his biggest mistake was allowing the former puppet Shah into the US. I mean, the man was warned of the potential consequences!