Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
December 3, 2002
WAR: Newsweek Loves The Mullahs

Geoffrey Gagnon of Newsweek has a puff piece on Iranian president Khatami, in which Gagnon falls hook, line and sinker for the mullahs' claims that Iran was "cooperative last fall as American troops forced the ouster of the Islamic Taliban regime in Afghanistan," and that "War between American troops and Saddam Hussein could badly set back reform efforts in Iran." Of course, we don't really know how many terrorists and Talibs fled across the border to Iran, and if war undermines 'reform,' it's only because it will hasten confrontation and revolution against one of the world's most brutal and repressive regimes. But if Khatami actually wants true 'reform' and if such a thing is possible without revolution, it will only be because reformers get leverage - which can only come either from popular protests or from the wolf at the door in Iraq.

Go wolf!

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