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April 26, 2014

The Desert One Debacle


In April 1980, President Jimmy Carter sent the Army’s Delta Force to bring back fifty-three American citizens held hostage in Iran.
Everything went wrong. The fireball in the Iranian desert took the Carter presidency with it. - Mark Bowden - The Atlantic

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 26, 2014 6:16 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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And good riddance.

Posted by: Glenn at April 26, 2014 7:22 PM

And good riddance.

Posted by: Glenn at April 26, 2014 7:23 PM

When I woke up that morning and heard on the radio that the US and attempted and failed to rescue the hostages, I felt pain at the loss of American soldiers but I said to myself, "Well at least the peanut farmer tried, I have to give him credit for that".
Later when I learned the full details of the mission; the non-lethal agents, the two days in country waiting to assault, the whole Rube Goldberg mission plan. I was sickened. To send our men into harm's way without their lives and the rescue of the hostages being the first principal was criminal.

Today, after so many years and thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars wasted I'm an isolationist on any further attempts to send US troops or war machines anywhere. Anywhere except to strictly protect direct American interests. Until the day that the presidency, the Congress and the electorate are free of disease of Progressive-ism.
Vietnam won, and all benefits and laurels thrown away. Iraq and Afghanistan won and then mishandled and any benefit lost, again thrown away. Though I am anguished about the lives and futures lost by those foreign peoples who made the mistake of trusting us, until we fix whats wrong with the machine, turn it off.

And any American who swears the oath to protect and defend the Constitution and betrays that oath should suffer death.

Posted by: John at April 27, 2014 1:10 PM

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