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site will get you going...bunch of facts about Iran etc.

Don't take offense to the title....its got really good info.

Iran hasn't attacked another country in over 200 years.

Also...Ahmadinejad doesn't have authority over whether or not they go to war....that power lies with the supreme leader of Iran....which he is not.

Great video to give you a little Iranian history...Iran info starts around 1 min 30 seconds:

We overthrew Irans democratically elected gov in 1953 that re-installed the pro-American Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi to the throne, where he remained until overthrown in 1979. Hence the hostage crisis in 1979 that everybody seems to remember so well...but they forget that this crisis started because we overthrew their government and then in 1979 the people finally revolted against the illegitamate regime that we forced upon them (this was all because of oil $$$).

I'd say the best book to get to open their eyes on american foreign policy is "overthrow":

If they need to understand why people hate us and die via suicide terrorims then Robert Papes "Dying to Win" is a must read. He studied all suicide terrorist attacks back a number of decades and collected all the data he could compile to figure out the motivating factors. Great book.