It is hard to understand what all the celebrating in the West is about. Simply that there is an agreement where there had been none? The Iranians should be doing the celebrating -- and they are.
After all, music soothes the savage beast. And there's plenty of wild legislators roaming the government corridors that could use some calming down. Jazz dudes may have found the elixir: jazz is Xanadu minus the Xanax.
The Leveretts are ideally positioned to champion the case for normalizing relations between the United States and Iran -- a case that desperately needs to be both made and heard in Washington. Lamentably, their ideological contortions get in the way and derail the effort.
This year's elections underscore the dynamic yearning of Iran's masses for liberal reform, economic recovery, and constructive relations with the outside world.
It's Official: The List of Approved Iranian Presidential Candidates Has a Couple Huge Disqualifications
What the huge disqualifications do tells us is that the Supreme Leader and his hardline establishment are flexing their muscles for anyone who's looking for trouble at this year's presidential election.
Dr. Trita Parsi joins Ahmed to discuss why sanctions are failing in Iran.