They humiliated Carter. They nearly brought down Reagan’s presidency. They perplexed Bush Senior and defied Bush Junior, while beguiling and then betraying President Clinton in between.
Now they have run complete circles around President Obama, as their two-decade-long quest for nuclear weapons bids fair to become a reality.
The Islamic revolutionary regime in Tehran is poised to hand the United States its worst foreign-policy setback since the fall of South Vietnam.
Viewed through the lens of history, it is a remarkable if chilling story. Since that regime came to power in 1979, no single foreign entity has caused more destruction to American interests, kidnapped more Americans, or conducted or directed more deadly terrorist attacks against American targets. Only al-Qaeda has murdered more U.S. citizens in cold blood.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Iran Through A Lens of History
From Arthur Herman's How Did Iran Go So Wrong?