Obama and President Ronald Reagan should not be mentioned in the same sentence.
For the sake of contrast, I suppose we could group one of the best with the absolute worst.
In a sense, Obama accomplished most of his objectives.
Again in contrast President Reagan wanted to Make America as strong as possible reminding us that America was to remain “A shining city on a hill.”
Ronald Reagan surrounded himself with the best and brightest available at the time.
President Reagan also followed another progressive nare do well in Jimmy Carter.
Because Mr. Carter withdrew U.S. support and unleashed Mullah fury, the Shah was toppled.
The Iranian military, with the support and financial assistance of the United States government, overthrows the government of Premier Mohammed Mosaddeq and reinstates the Shah of Iran.
Iran remained a solid Cold War ally of the United States until a revolution ended the Shah’s rule in 1979.
Mosaddeq came to prominence in Iran in 1951 when he was appointed premier.
A fierce nationalist, Mosaddeq immediately began attacks on British oil companies operating in his country, calling for expropriation and nationalization of the oil fields.
His actions brought him into conflict with the pro-Western elites of Iran and the Shah, Mohammed Reza Pahlevi.
Indeed, the Shah dismissed Mossadeq in mid-1952, but massive public riots condemning the action forced the Shah to reinstate Mossadeq a short time later. U.S. officials watched events in Iran with growing suspicion. (Source)
Did this liberate the 3,000 political prisoners? No.
The new theocratic dictatorship of the Ayatollah Khomeini put many of these “godless Communists” up against walls alongside more than 20,000 pro-Western Iranians and liquidated them all by firing squads.
Women were sent back into servitude. Citizens were arrested merely for owning satellite dishes that could tune to Western programs. And, of course, American diplomats were taken, hostage.(Source)
Because of Carter’s naiveté and total ignorance, he brought us the Iranian Revolution and Hostage Crisis.
He believed the Shah was an evil man because he jailed Iranians.
Carter, to this day. remains clueless on what is evil.
It was no coincidence that on the date Ronald Reagan was sworn into office, all the hostages were release.
Unlike the fool Jimmy Carter, the Mullahs in Iran had so stomach for potential actions brought upon them by Regan and a coalition that would have likely destroyed their country.