What do you want to do about it? Go to war? With what troops? Demand Ahmadinejad's resignation? You think 70 million Iranians give two squirts for hurt American feelings from a quarter-century ago? You have any idea how many Iranian citizens were viciously tortured by SAVAK over the years to keep that vile thug Reza Pahlavi installed on the Peacock Throne? You think forcing Ahmadinejad to step down would have any result other than further polarizing an already-seething populace?
Maybe I'm just too stupid to get it, but I have never understood our propensity for insisting that our pet grudges count infinitely more than everyone else's. Why is it perfectly fine for scumbags like Elliott Abrams and Otto "Fourth" Reich to walk the halls of US government with impunity; why do we not care about murderers like Orlando Bosch and Luis Posada Carriles walking the streets of Miami like they own the damned place?
Lord knows I was as horrified as anyone else during the 444 days that our people were held hostage over there back then, but they made it out alive, and without having boiling water poured into their rectums. And I realize that the White Revolution did have a goal; the Shah did seem sincere in his desire to modernize Iranian society, to make it more effective and competitive with the rest of the world.
To be sure, the burqaphiles of the world are going to have to grow the hell up and get with the program, but amidst the current gnashing of teeth about the past of Ahmadinejad, we'd better get real about the prospects of us being able to do anything about it.