History Repeats Itself

Ezra on Iran:
[T]he ingredients there were an Islamic power base in government, a vicious insurgency, and a starting moderation that helped the Islamists achieve power but that they never wanted in the first place. Connect the dots. And get depressed.
Go read the rest. And bear in mind that Iran is now part of the designated “Axis of Evil.” I wonder if the term self-defeating ever occurs to Bush & Co.

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