Iran held me hostage three decades ago. It shouldn’t hold America hostage today.

What the fuck? Is this a nutter using his personal experiences to make sense of a global crisis that could easily make the Iraq war look like walk through the park? Is he comparing Obama to Carter? What about the Iran–Contra affair? I was hot and ready to denounce this character until I read the last two paragraphs of his piece. What they make clear is he's one smooth mover. He waits until the very end to either tie you up or, in my case, shut you up.