.... Iran's a whole different kettle of fish, but.. It's a sad story that really began in the 1950s when the United States deposed Mr. Mossadegh, who was an elected parliamentary democrat, and brought the Shah back in. And then he was overthrown by the Ayatollah Khomeini, driving us in the arms of Saddam Hossein! The most of the terrible things that Saddam Hossein did in 1980's, he did with the full knowing and support of the United States government. Because he was in Iran, and Iran was what it was because we got rid of their parliamentary democracy back in the 50's. At least that is my believe. I know it is not popular for an American ever to say anything like this, but I think it's true, and I apologized when President Khatami was elected. I publicly acknowledged that the United States had actively overthrown Mossadegh and I apologized for it, and I hope that we could have some rapprochement with Iran....