Skip to comments.Chairman Hyde Whacks the Dems!
Posted on 09/13/2006 3:51:27 PM PDT by HastertFan
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Hyde Comments on Democratic Attack on the Presidents Foreign Policy
(WASHINGTON) - U.S. Rep. Henry J. Hyde (R-IL), Chairman of the House Committee on International Relations, released the following statement after Democratic lawmakers and former Carter and Clinton administration officials criticized President Bushs policies in the Middle East:
It strains the limit of humor to hear the foreign policy elite of the Democratic Party attempt to blame George W. Bush for enabling Iran to become a global menace. For it was a Democratic President, Jimmy Carter, who presided over the seizure of power in Tehran by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979, with a mixture of ineptitude and admiration. And it was Carters National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who oversaw this disastrous foreign policy.
Instead of the improved relations the Carter Administration predicted, the Iranians seized our diplomats, who were forced to endure 444 days of captivity. They were only released after the Carter Administration negotiated a considerable ransom, when Ronald Reagan was about to be inaugurated.
When the next Democratic Administration took office, the pattern continued. Secretary of State Albright appeared at a pro-Iranian banquet to apologize for past American behavior, proposing "better relations." But the Iranians, who declared us their mortal enemies upon seizing power, would have none of it. Indeed, as the world knows all too well, the secret Iranian nuclear program was in full force during the Clinton years, as was Iranian support for Hezbollah and al-Qaeda terrorists.
Under the Bush Administration, in contrast, the world community is now mobilized to put an end to the Iranian nuclear program, and this country is finally on record in support of the Iranian people's legitimate desire to be free. The Democrats sought an accommodation with the Iranian tyrants, while President Bush is moving to spread freedom. When it comes to foreign policy, at least the Democrats have the virtue of consistency. Unfortunately, they have been consistently wrong for as long as I can remember.
Unfortunately, many of the hardcore libs today either have amnesia or have not been born yet during the Carter administration.
The reason that the democrats are so intransigent is they try to cover up the horrible errors of Carter and Clinton. America is suffering from the Carter and Clinton errors and we will do so for years to come as we get back on the road to righteousness as an ideal for the world, rather than a victim of evil.
Good for Chairman Hyde for giving condemnation where condemnation is due.
Carter WAS our worst President....until Blow-Job Clinton came along.
The GOPers are punching hard. First Bush, then Rummy, then Cheney, then Boehner, now Hyde.
Keep up the onslaught. The bastards more than deserve it.
Bravo Chairman Hyde!
Is it possible that testosterone has finally been injected into the GOP? There has been a lack of gonads for eons. About time the GOP went on offense instead of playing idiotic defense with these anti-American POS.
In his 1982 presidential memoir, Carter cited as his biggest mistake "allowing Ronald Reagan to become President of the United States."
Carter is the worst thing to happen to this country and in my opinion, bears a good portion of the blame for September 11, 2001.
Great, but is it getting any exposure in the media - in other words, are the people hearing this or do you have to "hunt" for it?
I think he may very well have been our worst President...a total opportunist in the wake of Watergate.
And America's biggest mistake was allowing Peanut to become president.
Carter the peanut head did not allow Regan to become president, the American people allow Regan to become president.
And, I might add, the best president during my life time.
A little tell it like it is....... If only the Repubs would do more of it I think the public would get behind them thus giving the democrats a real pause to reflect on what they are doing. jmo.
Then why is he quitting at this crucial time? His district may go over to the Dems this November.