I give Ronald Reagan a hearty well done in having the 51 American hostages held at the US embassy in Tehran returned safely home.
However, he made a big mistake by having 241 U.S. Marines used as hostages in Beirut, Lebanon in October, 1983.
A bomb-laden truck, driven by a Shia Iran-sponsored terrorist drove into the U.S Marine base and killed 241 Americans. The Commander-in-Chief had given the order that the sentries protecting the base were forbidden, by formal "rules of engagement," to not have BULLETS in their rifles. A colossal blunder by Ronald Wilson Reagan and we simply left Lebanon a few months later.