In 1979, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the mullahs’ takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran discredited Jimmy Carter’s appeasement strategies. Carter reacted to the failure of his policies by changing course. He placed sanctions on the Soviet Union and ordered U.S. army commandos to attempt to free the American hostages by force.
This unwillingness to reconcile with reality can only lead to the conclusion that the next three years of the Obama administration are liable to be the most volatile years the Middle East has seen in generations.
Caroline Glick is senior contributing editor at The Jerusalem Post. Her Jewish Press-exclusive column appears the last week of every other month. Look for her next column in the March 26 issue.Caroline B. Glick
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