that is pretty convoluted logic..
ask any Iranian what happened in 1953 and they will tell you.
Its not ancient history to them.
But your argument to the point that US overthrew a democratically elected govt. (thus sowing seeds of US resentment) is..?
that Savak wasnt anywhere near as bad as Khomeinis Revolutionary GUard..
They only tortured and killed thousands.
Your logic collapses in ridicule.
as far as North Korea - China no more controls Kim than Brezhnev controlled Ceaucescu. The NKoreans did what was expected after the invasion of Iraq. - they withdrew from the NPT and spurred development of the bomb.. -the US on the other hand refused to negotiate for years
(eventually when they did - NK gets fuel oil, and as a bonus gets to keep the bomb). How does that make the world safer?
Aq Khan - thats another joke, he's under house arrest and gets to do what he wants anyway..
-- the simplistic point of view here is that of Bush and his Manichean
'they hate our freedoms'.. more likely it is 'they hate our meddling in their past govt's and propping up tyrants left and right.