Iran crisis exposes US hypocrisy

Freedom and democracy movements would seem to be worth supporting only if they undermine hostile regimes and rogue states, not if they are active among compliant allies.

US Navy Photo
The USS Harry S. Truman operates in the Arabian Sea, part of the US Fifth Fleet based in Manama, Bahrain.
Scott Taylor
Published: Tuesday, 01/03/2012 12:00 am EST

As 2011 drew to a close, the political sabre-rattling between the United States and Iran continued to intensify.

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