Jimmy Carter’s presidency was defined by one oil crisis after another. Jimmy Carter ran against Ronald Reagan for President of the United States. Minutes after Reagan was inauguration to follow Carter’s leadership in the White House, Iran released their American hostages. George Bush had ties to oil corporations throughout the Middle East as Director of the CIA. The anger over oil had to do with Carter’s alliance to the Shah of Iran, he who controlled the oil in Iran. Jimmy Carter fought with an energy crisis, hostage crisis, invasion of Afghanistan by Russian invasion, and that led to a boycott of the Olympics in Moscow. Energy and oil defined Jimmy Carter’s distractions in the White House.