October 5, 2014

OF COURSE IF HE WAS MANLY HE'D BE A REPUBLICAN:

CNBC Exclusive Interview Transcript: CNBC Meets... President Jimmy Carter (CNBC, 1 Oct 2014

TB: Sir, do you feel there were any choices you would have made differently?

PJC: ...I think I would have been re-elected easily if I had been able to rescue our hostages from the Iranians. And everybody asks me what would do more, I would say I would send one more helicopter because if I had one more helicopter we could have brought out not only the 52 hostages, but also brought out the rescue team, and when that failed, then I think that was the main factor that brought about my failure to be re-elected. So that's one thing I would change.

Mrs Carter: I would say 'do something, anything' and he said and then have them take a hostage out one at a time one day and execute them in front of the world? Y'know he was firm, but it was tough. ...We knew he would probably not, probably not, be re-elected, he didn't give in. I was proud of him...Peace is very difficult war is popular in our country.

TB: Even your wife Rosalyn was encouraging you to take action, was it hard to not take everyone's advice around you, even your wife's?

PJC: Yes. Um, well I could've been re-elected if I'd taken military action against Iran, shown that I was strong and resolute and, um, manly and so forth.

Posted by at October 5, 2014 7:26 PM
  

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