Over on Harry's Place, there is an article about the late Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri, pointing out that, after all, he was a Grand Ayatollah. Well, that strikes me as rather preferable to being a neocon, if the choice has to be made; but of that another time.
No, the real point is that Iran is now blamed for the Iran-Iraq War. Well, of course she is. When it happened, it was Iran's fault - she was blamed for having been invaded by our dear friend, Saddam Hussein. When Iraq invaded our masters' deep-pocketed pal, Kuwait, then, after all, the earlier war turned out to have been the fault of the people who started it. That carried over to the second war against Saddam. But now that he is gone, Iran is the only target left. So guess what?