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Whether it's Castro or Chavez, the Sandinistas or Saddam, political expediency requires the creation of handy villains, a reality apparently not lost on the Obama Administration

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Willie Horton or Ricky Ray Rector? De-legitimizing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is one aspect of the ill-advised campaign initiated by the previous administration designed to culminate in widespread regime change among Mid-East nations. But could it also turn out to be a tool used to help Obama in 2012?

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"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity" Ann Coulter

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Iran is all that's left.

First it was Gulf War 1.0; 1990's Operation Desert Storm - during which Saudi Arabia was co-opted for the ostensible purpose of "rescuing" the House of Saud from the dark potential of Saddam Hussein's evil clutches. This was followed 13 years later by the killing of Saddam after seizing control of what remained of the land he ruled for decades, in Gulf War 2.0; Operation Iraqi Freedom. Today, the only nation within that "volatile" and oil-rich Mid-East region left undone is Iran, which, after Iraq's takedown, is now geographically sealed off; surrounded by U.S. satellite states Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq, as well as our former adversary, Russia, and is isolated both economically and politically from most of Europe and the western hemisphere.

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Anthony Barnes, of Boston, Massachusetts, is a free-lance writer who leans toward the progressive end of the political spectrum. "When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to (more...)

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