Is Iran The Enemy?

Mahmood the smuggler nods up the desert highway toward Iran's mountainous border with Pakistan and Afghanistan. He suspects that many of his Arab passengers are members of al-Qaeda fleeing the authorities. "I don't care who you are. Even if you're a criminal, I'll take you, as long as you've got the money," he says, revving up his Toyota.

Hunted in Afghanistan and Pakistan, al-Qaeda terrorists are slipping into Iran in droves, often with the aid of smugglers like Mahmood. Washington believes that several al-Qaeda leaders, including security chief Saif al-Adil, are hiding in that country. Iran counters that it's impossible to...

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