This guy will just not go away.
“Fifty-two Americans were held hostage for 444 days.”
Actually, the Carter Administration, and for Pete’s sake the entire nation for that matter, were held hostage for 444 days.
“Carter said Monday that one proposed option was a military strike on Iran, but he chose to stick with negotiations.”
He was working the Iranian leadership with that slow southern delivery.
"My main advisers insisted that I should attack Iran," he told reporters in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai, where he was helping build houses for Habitat for Humanity. "I could have destroyed Iran with my weaponry. But I felt in the process it was likely the hostages' lives would be lost, and I didn't want to kill 20,000 Iranians.
He was concerned about the loss of life on that particular day, and so kicked the problem of confronting a belligerent Iran down the road for some other President to deal with.
“The hostages were released on January 20, 1981, just minutes after the swearing in of President Ronald Reagan.”
But the lesson for Iran was already learned. Enough said.