Does America Demonize Iran?

Moral equivalence is alive and well at Politico. Author and former New York Times journalist Stephen Kinzer, who has gone off the conspiratorial deep-end before on U.S.-Iran relations, has a major piece at Politico entitled, “Is Iran Really so Evil?” Kinzer argues (not without reason) that the U.S. policy and opinion makers have never really gotten over the trauma of the 1979-1981 hostage crisis. To suggest, however, that the United States engages in “knee-jerk demonizing of Tehran” is unfair and inaccurate. Rather, it seems that Kinzer and, by extension, the editors at Politico engage in knee-jerk apologia for Iran.

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