"Iran’s message to the Arab world is profoundly stabilizing: Often it is better to bear those ills we have than fly to others that we know not of. Seeking incremental change within an essentially corrupt political system is preferable to confrontation, even if it brings meager results."
"Unlike many Westerners, Iranians do not believe that every problem has a solution. They accept an imperfect world — even a brutally imperfect one. This maturity explains the remarkable calm with which they face their difficulties."
"Iran today is not happy, prosperous or free. It is, however, stable — and probably on the path, however slowly, toward a more open and just society. Iran should be America’s partner in the Middle East, not its enemy."