Joe Biden Is Worse Than Jimmy Carter

Then-president Jimmy Carter (left) and President Joe Biden (Bernard Gotfryd/Library of Congress; Tom Brenner/Reuters)
The present bears similarities to the tumultuous 1970s, but this time the blame lies squarely with the president.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A mid the ongoing debacle in Afghanistan, some on the right have started making comparisons between the presidency of Jimmy Carter and that of Joe Biden. The parallels between the Iranian hostage crisis and the disaster in Afghanistan are limited, but it is notable that the hostage crisis was the unforeseeable consequence of a series of events that the U.S. was not in any real position to control (which is not to claim that Carter handled the events leading up to the fall of the Shah particularly well, on the contrary). By contrast, what is now unfolding in Afghanistan is the

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