It’s pretty vile having a Holocaust denier as a president. I feel partly responsible, because I didn’t vote in the election that brought President Ahmadinejad to power. Who knew the man stood any chance of winning? Most Iranians don’t share Ahmadinejad’s anti-Israel worldview. They have no blood feud with Israel, and would cheerfully accept better relations if it meant their daily lives would improve. It’s worth remembering that under the Shah, Iran had relations with Israel and no one much minded. Besides, Iranians are no dummies. Millions of middle-class Iranians travel to Turkey on vacation and see the shiny cars, international banks, and consumer bounty that come along with a policy of accommodation. They want that for themselves. Sadly, their government wants to share its bounty with Hizballah.