Monday, November 18, 2013

Why a Soft Sell for Iran Diplomacy Isn’t Enough | The American Conservative

Why a Soft Sell for Iran Diplomacy Isn’t Enough | The American Conservative:
One remarkable aspect of the Iran debate now taking place in Washington is its lack of balance. From Israel and the various Iran hawks, no argument, no matter how over the top, can be in bad taste. For them it is permissible, nearly mandatory, to liken the graying revolutionary regime of Iran (a state which, for all its undeniable faults, has suffered invasion at the hands of Saddam Hussein, was an extremely valuable ally of the U.S. in Afghanistan after 9-11, was the only Muslim country in the Mideast in which there was open mourning for the World Trade Center attack, and has never invaded anybody in anyone’s memory) to that of Adolph Hitler...