Monday, October 07, 2002

US Aggression May Be Helping Reform In Iran?



I was skeptical of Mr. Bush when he lumped Iran in with his 'Axis of Evil' ... I felt like they had made some efforts, I felt like they had tried to help in Afghanistan ... and that chastising them further would lead hard-liners in that country to contend that the velvet glove was getting them nowhere.

Azadeh Moaveni writes from Tehran that US interests in the region are causing hard-liners to side with President Mohamed Khatami because of self-preservation. What they have may not be perfect but it is better than democracy -- for them anyway -- so change in Iran to something more moderate is good for everyone.

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