Originally posted by mongoose
What do you think about the notion that the U.S. actually supported Khomeini's rise to power in 1979?
Well personally I think its ludicrous but I could see how one may be able to draw enough lines from a number of circumstantial events and produce a conclustion. Personally I would like to see more concrete proof that Washington was genuinely angry, and that they would engineer a second coup in Iran. Secondly I think its ludicrous to try to say that Saddam was removed by the US after he angered the government. Granted that is loosely what happened, but you are saying that he was a puppet which he was not.