A few readers have e-mailed along these lines, which is worth saying, especially today:
I was happy to hear the remarks you posted of Rep. Eric Cantor regarding the dangerous leaders of Iran. One minor correction should be made to those remarks however, especially given the events of this week. America now has two democratic allies in the Middle East: Israel and Iraq. Although Iraqi democracy is in it’s early tentative stages and ther eare many dangers ahead, it is a reality that is being born as we speak, and we should take every opportunity to remind the world of it, especially those who have consistently and pessimistically said that it could not happen at all.