Wednesday, May 23, 2007

ABC News Reports of U.S. Tampering In Iran Redux

ABC News reported of U.S. efforts to overthrow the government of Iran in a huge deja vu of Eisenhower's 1953 overthrow of democratically elected Prime Minister Mosaddeq. While President Bush says it's important to remember our sordid history in the region, his memory must have lapsed or he studied the Cliff's notes that left out an important detail.

The CIA and British Intelligence actively worked to overthrow a democratic leader in Iran, not a communist leader as implied by Bush's White House fiction. For killing a democracy in its youth we pay the price. How will any current tampering impact our relations with Iran in the future? Time will tell, but history would predict not positively.

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