When the Iranian government celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, few celebrated outside regime rent-a-mobs in Tehran. After all, while the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini promised Iranians and diplomats that he had no interest in personal power and only wanted an Islamic democracy, he instead ushered in a dictatorship more brutal, corrupt, and capricious than the shah’s regime which he demonized. There’s also the Iranian support for terrorism. The notion that this is just “resistance” or legitimate opposition to Israeli occupation of the West Bank is belied by the fact that its targets are not only Israelis and often civilian. The 1994 Buenos Aires bombing, for example, targeted civilians for the sole purpose of killing Jews. And Iranian regime support for Hamas actively undercuts the Middle East peace process.