The Economist has an article on America’s beef with Iran. Despite the fact that we have some specific issues with Iran, I think that lumping them into some sort of “axis of evil” is just kind of stupid. I’d like to think that we can view other countries in a more nuanced manner than “good” and “evil”. I mean, Iraq has a despotic ruler who is clearly hostile to the United States and pretty much everyone else in the world. Iran, on the other hand, has elements of its leadership made up of Islamic hardliners, but also has elected officials that are interested in reforming the country. North Korea has an in-all-likelihood insane leader who’d rather work on building ICBMs than feed his starving people. Does it really make sense to lump them all in together?