web analytics
November 28, 2015 / 16 Kislev, 5776
At a Glance
Sponsored Post

Home » InDepth » Op-Eds »

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like 1979

JewishPress Logo

The world still deals with Carter’s Iranian missteps. Should the Muslim Brotherhood or worse fill the leadership void in Egypt, the world may be reeling from the fallout three decades from now. The downside of allowing human rights to guide foreign policy is that often human rights paradoxically suffer. Anyone watching that ’70s show could have avoided replaying those mistakes in this ’70s show.

Ironically, the president who Obama so resembles on Middle Eastern policy is not impressed with his efforts. “I don’t have any feeling of success for what President Obama had done in the Middle East,” remarked Jimmy Carter at the LBJ presidential library in February. Tellingly, Carter concedes that Obama had dealt with the Egyptian crisis “about the same way I’d have handled it if I’d been in office.”

The original ’70s show ended when a Democratic president lost his reelection bid and his Republican successor more than halved top tax rates, backed the Fed in tightening money, lifted price controls on oil, and pursued America’s just interests abroad that ironically achieved his predecessor’s unrealized aim of furthering human rights.

Next year, American viewers determine whether this low-rated ’70s repeat gets cancelled – or reruns in syndication for four more years.

Daniel J. Flynn is the author of Why the Left Hates America, Intellectual Morons: How Ideology Makes Smart People Fall for Stupid Ideas, A Conservative History of the American Left, and the forthcoming Blue Collar Intellectuals. He writes a Monday column at HumanEvents.com and blogs at Flynnfiles.com. This column originally appeared at FrontPageMag.com.

About the Author:

If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like 1979”

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Ambulances evacuate wounded soldiers at the scene where a Palestinian Arab driver rammed his car into Israeli soldiers near Beit Ummar, on November 27, 2015.
On This Violent ‘Day of Rage,’ a/k/a Friday, Closure Imposed on PA Villages

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/its-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like-1979/2011/04/28/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: