So, it doesn't make the treatment of the Shah right, or the trusting of Khomeini by doofus Carter a smart move. Nor does it negate the travesties of the corrupt Ottoman caliphate earlier on, or the bullying intrigue by the Bolsheviks from the 20's on. So what's your point? Do you want to take this back to the Persians? The Tartars? Mohammed? Byzantium? The Romans? EVERY power meddled. JFK and his brother assassinated the president of South Vietnam. Should that make us take stupid decisions today? Sheesh, you guys just have to get out of adolescence!