Comment: Good thoughts, but...

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Good thoughts, but...

I am from the Seattle area and have been to many Rick Steves presentations. I have used his books to travel Europe, and I think they're awesome. That being said, don't confuse Rick Steves for a small government patriot, he's not. He is a typical Seattle liberal. His travel advice is awesome, his politics are very leftist. He often goes on about the virtues of European social engineering.

I happened to be at the very first Iran presentation he did at the Seattle Center when he got back from Iran. I thought it was a great presentation for one reason; he loves the people of Iran, and wants them to be free. What was great to me was how he presented the people of Iran and their government as two very different entities. The people really want to be free, they are educated, they want to be open to the rest of the world. He certainly doesn't think we should bomb them though. He is very anti-war (I wonder if he's a RP supporter yet).