Hooray for Peter Hitchens, the good Hitchens (brother to Christopher), for his reporting from Iran:
“For years we in the West have been looking for a new Evil Empire to fill the gap left when Russia – a genuine threat – retired from the job and deprived us of an enemy. What were all those spies to do? How could we justify those missiles and bombs? What should we be scared of now?
“At one stage we were reduced to pretending that Panama’s General Noriega was a menace to our way of life. Then it was Slobodan Milosevic. Finally, we inflated the piffling Saddam Hussein into a looming Hitler.
“Now the same experts think they have found something to be afraid of in Iran.” Read the rest.3:29 pm on April 4, 2008 Email Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.