Since then, I have read several historical accounts of the Islamic Revolution and feel like I have a pretty good handle on the events that precipitated the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the ensuing hostage crisis.
What I think our leadership today appears to be overlooking is the fact that 30 years removed from those historic events, the very people who implemented the Islamic Revolution – radical, extremist mullahs and their followers under the direction of the Ayatollah Khomeini – are the very people now “governing” Iran, a rogue nation and state sponsor of international terror on the cusp of nuclear capability.
It seems apparent that our President and his administration have no intention of addressing this potential crisis in the making in a meaningful way. That responsibility then falls to our elected officials in Congress. I wonder how much longer we’ll have to wait for someone in Washington to take an official position.
30 years is long enough.