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In these times of hearing all about Iran’s “evil deeds,” this New York Times op-ed piece takes a guess at what their outlook on America could be. Most of it really puts this country into perspective, and I can’t say the future looks too bright.

There are two intelligence analyses that are relevant to the balance of power between the U.S. and Iran — one is the latest U.S. assessment of Iran, which certainly gave a much more complex view of what is happening there. The other is the Iranian National Intelligence Estimate of America, which — my guess — would read something like this: #

I personally find it sad that we’ve declined this far. We used to be top of the world — a country that could set a good example. But now we’re a country ruled by fear of terrorists, that holds detainees without trial and tortures them, both of these violating principles that this country has stood for since its conception.

And it’s not like any of the 2008 presidential candidates are going to lead us out of that.