Former Iranian Hostage Don Cooke Compares Obama’s Foreign Policy to Jimmy Carter … Using the Same Ambivalence as Carter in the 1970′s


Here is a ringing endorsement against Barack Obama and his foreign policy failures.

Don Cooke, former Iranian hostage  who was taken hostage by Islamist students and militants at the U.S. Embassy on November 4, 1979 in Tehran at age 23 and held for 444 days, was interviewed by FOX News over the weekend and stated that Barack Obama is showing the same ambivalent foreign policy as Jimmy Carter. There is something to be proud of, having the same ambivalent foreign policy as another failed Democrat president.

From the FOX News Insider:

Cooke said the crisis started during a period – under President Jimmy Carter – of “ambivalent” foreign policy toward the Middle East. He said only after the election of Ronald Reagan did the Iranian government realize the U.S. was serious and release the hostages.

“At this point, (Iran) sees ambivalence in the U.S. foreign policy and they don’t see any particular reason to stop (their nuclear program). … The sanctions are starting to bite, but I wish we had gone to these very punishing sanctions a bit earlier. Maybe we might see results by now,” Cooke said.

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  • Comments

    3 Responses to “Former Iranian Hostage Don Cooke Compares Obama’s Foreign Policy to Jimmy Carter … Using the Same Ambivalence as Carter in the 1970′s”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on November 5th, 2012 1:28 pm

      Foriegn policy is directly dependant on how secure the country is regarding energy and manufacturing. If you have a depencency for energy on a region such as the middle east, then you cannot do things needed because if you make them mad, they will cut off the supplies.

      The same for manufacturing. If raw materials and manufacturing are located off-shore, then those regions must be carefully managed. Often things that should be done cannot happen because we need the off-shore materials and manufacturing.

      Our enemies gain strength because of our domestic policies that do not make us a self-contained nation. The USA is on the outside a Super power, but on the inside we are not.

    2. rob on November 5th, 2012 1:41 pm

      Haven’t seen the gas lines in the northeast since Jimmy.

    3. Carpe on November 5th, 2012 9:32 pm

      He’s a little more flexible than Carter & can stay on his knees longer.

      I just hope he doesn’t nick the White House china on his way out! All of this ‘revenge’ talk has me a little worried that he is going all ‘Gary Coleman’

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