Sometimes, a news item causes me to search through the VP archives because the news doesn’t really sound all that new. Less often, what I wrote then, fails to embarrass me today.
Here’s today’s item, from Nick Kristof:
Then I stopped to chat with one of the Revolutionary Guards now based in the complex. He was a young man who quickly confessed that his favorite movie is “Titanic.” “If I could manage it, I’d go to America tomorrow,” he said wistfully.
He paused and added, “To hell with the mullahs.”
In the 1960’s and 1970’s, the U.S. spent millions backing a pro-Western modernizing shah