Such comparisons not only make little historical sense, they also demonstrate how minor the Iranian 'threat' is compared to Nazi Germany.
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, who will meet with President Obama at the White House today, has warned that his country will counter any Iranian 'mischief' in the region.
Whatever the merits of Tehran's case, lifting the 2007 UN embargo on the sale of conventional arms to Iran is just not going to fly in the United States.
Unidentified US officials say the USS Theodore Roosevelt has been sent to dissuade Iran from sending arms to the rebel Houthi movement.
A round-up of global commentary for the April 20&27, 2015 issue of the weekly magazine.