The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

This Afternoon

Hi82° Partly Sunny

Tonight

Lo59° Mostly Clear

Monday

Hi88° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo63° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi86° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo62° Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi79° Chance Showers then Slight Chance T-storms

Wednesday Night

Lo57° Mostly Clear

Thursday

Hi75° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo57° Slight Chance Showers

The illusion of the Iranian ‘moderate’

Send to Kindle
Print This

The search, now 30 years old, for Iranian “moderates” goes on. Amid the enthusiasm of the latest sighting, it’s worth remembering that the highlight of the Iran-contra arms-for-hostages debacle was the secret trip to Tehran taken by Robert McFarlane, President Reagan’s former national security adviser. He brought a key-shaped cake symbolizing the new relations he was opening with the “moderates.”

We know how that ended.

View my options or Sign in