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the people of Iran do NOT hate the USA

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Submitted by thebassguy (United States), Jul 2, 2009 at 11:02

I know a few Iranians (all under 40) and they say only the clerics and politicians are anti-American. Most of the people, especially in the cities, know all about the U.S. and have no issues with Americans or even with Jews. They love the modern conveniences the West has developed and seek a life free of religious rule. They want to have real elections and real freedoms, and realize they have been denied this for over 30 years now. So comments like "Iranians hate Americans" is generally untrue and certainly unhelpful.

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