Even the in the cradle of civilization the calendar gets in the way sometimes. This is a leap year in Iran, so they’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of their revolution today, even though it was really on February 11 that the shah’s regime collapsed.
They’re shouting “Death to America,” even as they did back then. On the day after the most thoughtful presidential press conference I’ve seen in well over eight years, I can only say I’m glad we have pragmatists instead of ideologues in charge here in America.
One thing I don’t get. With everything he’s inherited, and everything that has gotten even worse since he was elected, how can Obama be so calm?