I read cruft like this
Esfandiari has brought in many scholars and analysts from Tehran to speak at the Wilson Center, one of the few places in Washington to offer a robust range of opinions on Iran. “The irony is, in Washington she faced criticism for bringing in people who were sympathetic to the Iranian government,” said Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. “By detaining her the Iranian government only eliminates an advocate for diplomacy and strengthens the voices of those in Washington who say the regime is cruel and should not be engaged.”
and can’t help but wonder why it never occurs to people like this that maybe, just maybe, it’s because the Iranian theocracy is, in fact, cruel? It seems to take very little to cause people to draw that conclusion about the USA.
(Via Best of the Web)