The Iranian ‘moderate’

Posted: September 30, 2013 at 4:45 a.m.

The search, now 30 years old, for Iranian “moderates” goes on. Amid the enthusiasm of the latest sighting, it’s worth remembering that the highlight of the Iran-contra arms-for-hostages debacle was the secret trip to Teheran taken by Robert McFarlane, President Reagan’s former national security adviser. He brought a key-shaped cake symbolizing the new relations he was opening with the “moderates.” We know how that ended.

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Editorial, Pages 10 on 09/30/2013