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“This History is Well Known”

On the 1953 overthrow of Musaddiq, Obama’s apologies/moral equivalence are incredible.  He does not realize that the current Islamist leadership in Iran ALSO opposed Musaddiq, because they saw him as too close to the communist party.  Nor was Musaddiq a democrat.  He was a demagogue, not opposed to inciting mob violence to intimidate and punish opponents.  He was not Thomas Jefferson, he was Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Michael Rubin is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, senior lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Civil-Military Relations, and a senior editor of the Middle East Quarterly.


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