Late last month, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) tweeted an endorsement of an article by Gareth Porter regarding political myths about Iran. Porter’s methodology is questionable, but for NIAC the conclusion is more important than the evidence. Embracing Porter’s work is curious, however, for a group that purports to be mainstream. After all, Porter is best known for his apologetics for the Khmer Rouge’s mass murder and genocide.
Hint to NIAC: If you want people on Capitol Hill to listen and become more sympathetic to the Islamic Republic’s policy positions, there are probably better ways to go about it.