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Be kind, rewind

Michael, I wouldn’t worry so much about President Obama’s video message to Teheran. It almost certainly won’t work in Iranian VCRs.

Alternatively, if the State Department’s Russian outreach is anything to go by, the attempt to sign off with “Have a nice day!” in Farsi will inevitably turn out to mean “I ran into Ayatollah Khamenei and his catamite in the leather bar”.

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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