Actually, didn't we back Iran for awhile too?
Of course, we who are trying to show the "Darker Side" of the REagan Legacy(Inequality, etc) are in for a tough road, we need to remember we're dealing with people who basically, IMHO lost their Messaih.
I may post an article on this on my 'Blog and then post the text here.
PS. The Nation Must've gone to print before this, but I'm sure the next issue will have a lot to say on this.