Wow... I'm aghast at Mr. Grants views of Iran's offer to "help" deal with Iraq before the invasion.
Iran knew before the war that they would be hurt if a democracy is set up in Iraq. While Iran might gain somewhat from Saddam's reign ending, they stood to be hurt much worse by any form of liberal or democratic reforms next door trickling into the mindset of their people (which we are starting to see anyway in Iranian colleges).
To quote Mr. Grant "but when someone offers you everything you want, you at least hear them out".... Okay, Mr. Hitler is on line 1 and he says he wants to help. My point is, if you think you can depend on Iran, well you're in a dreamworld.
By the way... Iran is upsetting the UN by refusing to let inspectors into their country to see if their nuclear program is being used for weapons... THAT'S EXACTLY what Saddam did that led us down the path to war. Had Saddam let in the inspectors (instead of waiting three months to dismantle his program in secret) we would have never went into Iraq. Now Iran is doing the exact same thing... but somehow some element of people out there thinks we should have trusted Iran to help stop Iraq from doing the exact same thing Iran is doing now... WTF??? Now some people want us to meet with Syria and Iran to get their views on how to settle things down in Iraq--what kind of things, how about things like the Iranian weapons that Iraqi militias are using to kill our soldiers. But we're supposed to trust the people who are arming the people shooting at us????? Insanity. Pure insanity.