Now we know that the Iranian Regime is the same bunch of thugs they were when they held Americans hostage during the Carter Administration. Literally. Several of the people who were held hostage in the 70’s have come forward to identify Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the newly elected president of Iran, as one of their captors.
This is, of course, an outrage, one of many outrages committed over the last twenty-five years by the Islamic Republic of Iran and surely not the last. The war on terrorism will not be over until this government is also deposed. Although it was the enemy of Saddam and the old Iraqi government, its too is a festering boil on the backside of the World and needs to be lanced.
I have written here of my hope that a war with Iran can be avoided, not just for the losses the U.S. would experience, but because of the even greater losses the Iranians would suffer. I had hoped that with progress in Iraq, the return of democracy of a sort to Lebanon and the semblance of stability in Afghanistan that cooler heads would prevail in Iran and that some peace, however imperfect, could be brokered. But now we see that cooler heads have not prevailed and the Iranians, or the mullahs who rule them, have selected an actual terrorist as president, one who has sworn to press on to develop nuclear weapons. That’s no way for the Iranians to behave if they wish to avoid the destruction of their country.