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Will Jimmy Carter negotiate the release of the captain, from the pirates?

Where is the supreme unauthorized negotiator, when he is needed?

If the pirates need a photo-op or an obscenely generous concession, to embarass the US, Jimmy will be there!

If the pirates can promote socialism or make capitalism look bad, you can count on Jimmy.

Maybe Jessie Jackson should negotiate to save the captain? Whoops, Jessie only targets white on black crime, he might side with the pirates if they agree to pay him, never mind.

Hhhmmm... where is a super liberal hero when we need one? Oh, if there is no political benefit to promote socialism, liberals want nothing to do with it... if Bush were President and there was a way to make Bush look bad, liberals would be lining up to get involved....

Who will save the captain if there is no way to exploit the crisis to promote socialism?

I guess we can rely on our military provided none of our liberal leaders side with the pirates?

Where is our Super Socialist Hero, Jimmy Carter when our country needs him?

http://news.aol.com/article/pirates-hold-us-captai...

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I was aboard USS Cook FF1083 seven miles off the Iranian coast when peanut boy launched the "hostage rescue attempt" aka clusterfu*k back in 1980.

    Trust me. You don't want jimmy OR Buckwheat involved. Incompetent, mincing, clowns.

    "Don't be dissing"? Sorry, I don't speak ghetto or obameze.

  • 5 years ago

    Yes, the hostages were released 20 minutes after reagan's inauguration so there was something weird there. At the time, many people thought Reagan scared Iran into releasing the hostages while it seems to me the begotiation was more due to Carter. Either way, Reagan came in strong with some "political capital" which he spent...many of his policies are much like George W's today. Tax cuts, huge deficits, even the way he dealt with the press(the teflon president, they called Reagan)-he rarely answered questions but deflected them with his "down to earth" demeanor-a joke and a smile. Various allegations have been made over the years concerning a deal between the Reagan kitchen cabinet and Iran, in order to delay the release of the hostages until after the US election of 1980. Although Senate and House investigations in the 1990s declared the allegations to be unfounded, the conspiracy's existence or lack thereof remains a subject of debate. The exact nature of the allegations lies in a potential violation of the International Commerce Acts of 1798 which prohibit any private citizen or party from negotiating with a foreign power in matters of national policy or military action. It is alleged by political opponents that the Reagan campaign, or one of his election campaign staffers, communicated with the Iranian government and asked them to extend the hostage crisis long enough to ensure that he won the 1980 elections. The main cause for inquiry was the seeming coincidence of his inauguration and the hostages' release on the same day, 20th January 1981

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sorry, Captain but you don't fit the profile. You can't be exploited by liberals because you are white and honorable, liberals will ignore this crime if it can't politically help their cause(s).

    Jimmy Carter is only interested in embarrassing capitalist leaders, so don't look for "Super Jimmy" to save the day.

    I hope our military is careful, if they are rough on the pirates, liberals will side with the pirates and want our military to be punished.

  • 1 decade ago

    He only took a year to get the hostages out of Iran, I don't think the captain can last a year in an open boat in the ocean.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Einsteins,

    the hostages came home when Reagan was innagurated

  • crafty
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Don't be dissing on the best President this country has had since FDR.

    Carter was right all along. Educate yourself.

    Even the conservatives are realizing this.

    http://www.amconmag.com/article/2009/apr/06/00014/...

    Speech text & audio link:

    July 15, 1979

    http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jimmycart...

    April 18, 1977

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/carter/filmmore/ps_en...

    From May 3, 2005

    http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0503-22.htm

    From 2/19/06

    http://www.anonymousliberal.com/2006/02/malaise-sp...

    http://www.anonymousliberal.com/2008/08/grasshoppe...

  • iceman
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    He negotiated the release and safe return of all the hostages from Iran, didn't he?

    But that was about 30 years ago, many people don't remember the details or they are too young to know.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You need me!

    10 minutes and its over.

    I dont play around.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Let's hope SOMEBODY does.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think they want more than peanuts!

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