Let me take you back to the late 1970s. Jimmy Carter is POTUS. I know this is hard to imagine, but bear with me. Iran is a modern forward looking country. It is run by the Shah. Overall the Shah is popular, but there is a small militant segment of the population who hate the Shah because he has embraced Western influences and they want an Islamic run theocracy. Remember, they are a tiny minority. But as so often happens the western media has inflated their importance no end. You know, the way in the early 60’s they made Castro seem to be a democratic and heroic figure. Anyway, the Shah has a “SECRET POLICE” bent on shutting down this tiny militant group.
So, Jimmy becomes President. And Jimmy “feels the pain” of that minority in Iran. So he changes the policy of the US of A to encourage the Islamic minority in Iran who, with the help of the lamestream media, manage to overthrow the Shah and usher in the much loved Islamic Republic. Now, ask yourself this, do you think the people of Iran are happier now than they were under the Shah? Do you think the people of the Middle East are happier now with the terrorism stirred up by the Iranian regime for 45+ years? Do you think the million plus Muslims who died in the Iran – Iraq War are in a better place? Do you think the “SECRET POLICE” now at work in Iran shooting demonstrators today (and since the Shah departed) are more beloved by the people than the SAVAK under the Shah?
And now you know why it took such a heroic effort by Obama to unseat Jimmy as worst President ever. Although Jimmy made it even tougher when OPEC turned off the oil valve and Jimmy assumed it meant the world was running out of oil. But Obo did it!