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January 20, 2014

Iran Hostage Anniversary

Comparing strength and weakness.

Barack Obama’s fumbling foreign policy has emboldened the enemies of Liberty around the world, especially in Iran, where Obama has, in effect, made our foreign policy hostage to Iran’s nuclear ambitions. As Obama prepares for his State of the Union rhetoric, it’s worth noting on this date an incident that makes clear the contrast between a weakness and strength. On Jan. 20, 1981, as Ronald Reagan was completing his 20‑minute inaugural address, Iran released into U.S. custody 52 American hostages who had spent the last 444 days of Jimmy Carter’s “presidency” in captivity. Peace through strength.

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