Setting aside far-fetched idealistic
goals in Iran-U.S. ties
July 30, 2004
According to the author of the long
and rather detailed analysis "Do
not be fooled", it is clearly obvious what the
current and near future US policy toward Iran
should be based on. You have not given an all-around and comprehensive
consideration to all the facts. The main premise of your argument
seems to entail what is best for the governments of Iran and U.S.,
rather than what is in the best interest
of their respective people.
I don't think that your proposed long term rapprochement policies
would really have a chance to sustain themselves if U.S. foregin
policy loses its focus on restoring ties with the Iranian government.
If you really think about it you'd realize that there is a dire
need of restoration of full relations in every respect, politically,
economically and socially, especially given the current status
of the Iranian citizens. This is not the question of falling
in a race towards close and friendly ties with Iran, against
the European countries, including Britain.
I could not agree with you more on the shrewdness and yet at
the same time creativity of British politicians, that has portrayed
itself over and over throughout the history. But for the sake of
the overall welfare of the Iranian people, one must take a step
forward to open the gates of prosperity and a better future and
close the doors of endless political strategizing and bickering,
until one can propose a solution that would sound suitable to both
That would take several light-years to implement! The point that
I am trying to emphasize here is that regardless of the level
of viciousness and inhumanity that this regime has been associating
itself with, the people of Iran should not have to be the one to
pay the price and take the blame.
The "akhoonds" may
have been playing hide and seek with the Western governments, and
lied about whatever modern technologies or advanced weaponry in
their possession, but let us set our far-fetched idealistic goals
and our political idealism aside and turn our attention instead
to what is politically and practically obtainable at this day and
age, with the current systems of government in place in both countries.
I welcome the news on that exchanging process and I will pray
for the day that it finally materialize and translate into a real
positive change for our people.
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