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Iran's election a major setback for conservatives -- in America
Iran's election a major setback for conservatives -- in America

The election of Hasan Rowhani as president of Iran is good news for Americans, except for the neoconservative hawks who brought us the war in Iraq and have been especially eager for another military adventure in Iran. In Iranian terms, Mr. Rowhani is a moderate. In the Iranian media, he is called the "diplomat sheikh" and the "sheikh of hope." In his initial press conference after the election, Mr. Rowhani said he would work to build trust between Iran and the United States, Great Britain and other Western powers with the goal of getting the international sanctions lifted that have crippled Iran's economy. Those sanctions exist, of course, because, under Mr....

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