Monday, April 17, 2006

Iran - A Short History

Michael Kinsley has a short history of Iran since 1950 which deserves reading even if you vaguely remember some of it. It reinforces what I suggested earlier about the need for the U.S. to once again engage the Iranians, and to do so with a little humility. We have obvious greivances against the Iranian regime but they also have some against us. From staging the coup that brought the Shah to power to supporting Sadaam Hussein in his eight year war of aggression against Iran our behavior has often been short sighted and certainly not above reproach.

Isn't it time for us to act like grown ups?

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