The US has a long and dishonest relationship with Iran. Our covert wars against democracy in Iran, while unknown to most Americans, are common knowledge in the Middle East. American citizens have a duty to admit that our leaders have told too many lies for us to put a blindfold on and follow them to any new wars. Reports surfacing about the IAEA’s relationship might bear the same scrutiny. Is that agency really independent or are they, like NATO and The UN Security Council, an extension of Western colonial power? Iran needs to be held to account for its inflammatory remarks, but the US and Israel have zero credibility to chastise Iran for wanting to have the same weapons we are pointing at them.