“Iran on 26 Gallons a Month” by Scott Horton (Harper’s Magazine)By
“Iran on 26 Gallons a Month” by Scott Horton (Harper’s Magazine):
PUBLISHED June 27, 2007
Flames erupted across Tehran today as angry drivers set filling stations on fire. Could this be the start of one of the most important and most unanticipated news stories of the year?
A little more than a month ago, I was out in Orange County, California and had a pleasant dinner meeting with some of the nationâ€™s leading Iran analysts. They were all angry about the White Houseâ€™s highly provocative stance with respect to Iran. What, exactly, is the matter with it? â€œThe Iranian populace is the most pro-American bloc in the region. Theyâ€™re our prime asset. Any policy that start