A conservative media watchdog says the murder of four Americans
at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi Libya could become President
Barack Obama's Jimmy Carter moment.
During the 2012 presidential campaign there has been a lot of
discussion about the similarities between President Barack Obama
and former President Jimmy Carter. Like Obama, Carter had a
horrible economic record, but Carter was also plagued with the
Iranian hostage crisis, which was a major factor in his eventual
defeat in 1980 by Ronald Reagan. Now pundits are wondering if the
storming of the U.S. embassy in Cairo, and the murder of four
Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi might be Barack Obama's
Jimmy Carter moment.
Tim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research
Center. He believes that the attack in Cairo and Benghazi may
remind people of the similar events during Carter's
think it's quite possible that people are going to look at these
events and remember Jimmy Carter," he says. "And they're going to
remember a feckless foreign policy. Just weeks ago the news media
wanted to pretend that Obama was this mighty fortress that you
couldn't possibly attack on foreign policy and events like this
very much raise the question again."
And Graham points out that Obama promised the American people
the Muslims would like us, if he was elected president.
"He went to Cairo and told the Muslims that they were glorious,"
he recalls. "It didn't work."
Graham adds that the media has gone out of its way to ignore the
fact that Obama supported the so-called Arab Spring uprisings in
both Egypt and Libya that have resulted in Muslim Brotherhood-led