December 17, 2013

John Kerry Is Wrong on Iran

Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe

The Associated Press

The crowds chanting “Death to America” at annual rallies across Iran were the largest ever last month. The outpouring of hate against the United States wasn’t canceled, or even toned down, by the new Iranian president, the purportedly “moderate, reasonable” Hassan Rouhani. Far from it. “Iran’s propaganda machine had been working for weeks ahead of the ceremonies to mobilize maximum public participation,” reported the BBC Persian service on Nov. 4. The resulting demonstrations were “unprecedented in their scale and scope.”

This is the regime that Barack Obama has been so ardent to engage, and that John Kerry was secretly wooing as far back as 2011.

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