On This Date In 1980, President Carter Delivers Some Bad News
The United States woke up to a cold and bewildering splash of reality last Friday. At 7a.m., a tight-lipped Jimmy Carter was explaining on radio and TV that a daring commando raid to rescue the 53 American hostages in Tehran had gone awry.
Newsweek May 5, 1980
Suggesting that the U.S. still had not recovered from the failures of Vietnam, and also that Carter would not survive the crisis, the failed rescue mission was just bad all over. SO BAD.
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