If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the democracy
: Alireza takes me to task for my taking him to task for his taking Michael J. Totten to task (because of this) and now I’ll take him to task just for the symmetry of it.
Alireza says that I am “romanticizing” Iranian-American relations in weblogs.
Well, of course I am. For the alternative is to stick with the old, bigoted, hateful stereotypes. Sadly, that’s what Alireza does when he says, “Well, I think that America is an imperial terror master with a trigger-happy cowboy as President, and that before we start running around exporting freedom, we should put ‘Support Democracy in the U.S.’ banners on our blogs, because there is no democracy here, there