April 1, 2004

How 9-11 happened

There is an interesting timeline for 9-11 at Ann Coulter's column for Town Hall: bq. PRESIDENT CARTER, DEMOCRAT In 1979, President Jimmy Carter allowed the Shah of Iran to be deposed by a mob of Islamic fanatics. A few months later, Muslims stormed the U.S. Embassy in Iran and took American Embassy staff hostage. bq. Carter retaliated by canceling Iranian visas. He eventually ordered a disastrous and humiliating rescue attempt, crashing helicopters in the desert. bq. PRESIDENT REAGAN, REPUBLICAN The day of Reagan's inauguration, the hostages were released. bq. In 1982, the U.S. Embassy in Beirut was bombed by Muslim extremists. bq. President Reagan sent U.S. Marines to Beirut. She takes it up to the present -- good refresher course on what exactly happened on who's watch. Posted by DaveH at April 1, 2004 12:20 PM