>Iran is of course a parliamentary democracy, but because they don't vote
>as the US/UK would like, they're vilified as an evil and fanatical dictatorship
This is actually a reason to dislike the people as well as their government, the people in democratic countries bear a collective responsibility for their governments actions - no matter how stupid and criminal our governments actions might be.
While we would like everywhere to be governed by democracies, once they are there is no requirement to like the decisions of those democracies.
>If America and its poodles laid off Iran and left them alone
What's the US doing to Iran?
- Are they supplying a revolutionary movement with advanced weaponry to help them kill Iranian troops?
- Are they demanding Iran be wiped off the map?
Perhaps Iran should leave the US alone before they get hurt? If you kick a dog it'll bite you.
Big Al's point that you so obviously missed was that following the fall of Iraq, Iran has become more and more influential in the country, something the states would understandably like to avoid, given the rhetoric from Amadmaninajacket.
I don't think he was claiming that the wars against Iraq never happened.
BTW Reg, Why do my comments come up double spaced?!?!!?!?