I blame the U.S. for a lot of the escalating turmoil in the Middle East, but they by no means have a corner on the market. What the hell was this yahoo from Iran thinking when he chose to wade into this snakepit? Preemptive action, perhaps??
The U.S. theocratic direction seems to bring us closer to this country, despite our demonizing them. Religious ideological extremism is the same, regardless of the religion.