I am reading Guests of the Ayatollah by Mark Bowden, a leftist I believe, which has been a valuable read so far and it is amazing how a rogue regime can hold the super power hostage for around 2 years.
I am half way through the book, and it is awful to see how bad the Americans were treated and it makes me ashamed of being a countryman of those bastards who took 66 Americans hostage.
As an Iranian, I am sorry for the hostage crisis and I believe Iran owes them an official apology over that.
Any ways, I'll write more about it once I am done with the book but just to clarify things I thought this post must be made as well. The Author, Mark Bowden, repeats the same rants as other leftists do about the late Shah of Iran and he is not willing to recognize that the revolution was just a evil revolt by bunch of crazy leftists and radical Islamists and he says, over and over, that the Shah was really to blame for it. It's very unfortunate and I don't agree with him for most parts, but the book itself goes to detail when it deals with hostage takers and poor hostages who remained in custody of those coward students for more than 444 days...
It also shows how freaking weak and incompetent US president Jimmy Carter was in handling the situation in Iran before and after the revolution and it tells me why there should not be a Democrat in the white house when there is a huge crisis, like Iranian revolution, is going on in the world.
I leave it at that for now and will catch up later...
** The Guests of the Ayatollah
** Atlantic monthly special edition on hostage crisis