Yesterday, I asserted that Barack Obama was channeling Jimmy Carter on foreign policy. As it turns out, I was being unfair … to Jimmy Carter.  How bad does a President have to be to get a correction from one of the worst Presidents of the modern age?  This bad:

President Carter spoke to Drake University in Des Moines and was asked if he agrees with what Obama said about Egypt:

Carter: “Egypt is an ally of the US, we know Egypt well.”

There have been few foreign policy stumbles as bad as Barack Obama’s dismissal of the Egyptian alliance in memory, and few backtracks as blatantly embarrassing, either.

 

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