The myriad leftists who will populate President Obama’s administration will dramatically speed up America’s seismic shift toward a general acceptance of open borders; expanded rights and privileges for illegal aliens; radical environmentalism; judicial activism; opposition to the Patriot Act and other anti-terrorism measures; racial preferences; taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand; socialized medicine; redistributive economic policies; ever-expanding social welfare programs funded by escalating taxes; softer approaches to dealing with crime; the provision, for terrorism suspects, of all the benefits and procedural protections afforded by civilian trials; the removal of all religious symbols from the public square; the subordination of the American justice system to the mandates of international tribunals; the promotion of the view that America is institutionally an oppressive nation; and America’s gradual, unilateral military disarmament...Obama's Legal Left Brain Trust, John Perazzo, Front Page Magazine, 12/18/08
For those unfortunate enough to have been in the military in the late 1970s, it was just one piece of bad news after another. The dissolution of the NCO and officer corps after Vietnam, the shrinkage of the Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Army, and the almost weekly lectures by Russian officials (not in Moscow, but in Washington!) on American misbehavior were trademarks of the Carter Administration. It all culminated the Iranian hostage crisis and the wholly inept rescue mission. It was clear to anyone who could manage to turn on the TV or read a newspaper that the United States was not only an undependable ally, but an incompetent military and diplomatic actor. As much as this may have touched the average American's desire to be an innocent in the world, it directly contributed to a long period of pain and suffering for many across the world. When a strong actor pretends to be ignorant and soft, the killers start looking for victims.
You could look it up.