06 October, 2009

What you may think you know is wrong

Juan Cole does a superior job of reminding people of the ten Top Things you Think You Know about Iran that are not True.  As a bonus, the comments are generally intelligent and informative.  The more I look at the situation, the more it seems to me that the US-Iran relationship doesn’t have to be nearly as tense as it is today.  Unfortunately, a single viewpoint has prevailed in the MSM—just like it did before the Iraq War.  We all know how well that turned out.

1 comment:

Drew Lawson said...

Cole said that Iran has a doctrine of "no first strike" yet Ahmadinejad has repeatedly made statements that contradict this thinking. Here are a couple direct quotes.
"Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury."
"Israel is a tyrannical regime that will one day will be destroyed."
"Israel is a rotten, dried tree that will be annihilated in one storm."
Source: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1145961353170&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull