The Iranians: Let's Talk

Does everybody inside the "axis of evil" hate the U.S.? Apparently not, according to a surprising poll released late last month by Iran's state news agency. It showed that 65% of Iranians support the resumption of ties with the U.S., 75% want dialogue with the U.S. and 46% consider U.S. policies toward Iran--which include President Bush's designation of Iran as part of an "axis of evil"--to be somewhat correct. These embarrassingly pro-U.S. sentiments caused such a stir that hard-line judge Saeed Mortazavi shut down the organization that did the polling and brought charges against the head of the news agency that...

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