It's time for the conservative Republicans to eat their words. You might remember in the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama and his acolytes told us that the reason Iran and others hated us was due to the cowboy diplomacy of George W. Bush.
We told them that they hated us because they were radical nut-jobs that were committed to a radical ideology that teaches world domination and subjugation of anyone who resists their rule.
But after two years of "reset" relations and Barack Obama's bowing and apologizing approach to our enemies has obviously done the trick:
Thousands of Iranians chanted "Death to America" as they staged a mass protest on Thursday against the "Great Satan" to mark the 31st anniversary of the capture of the US embassy by Islamist students.
On Thursday, waving Iranian flags and carrying anti-US banners alongside posters of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the largely young crowd also shouted anti-Israel slogans outside the US embassy site.
Banners saying "I will give my life for the leader (Khamenei)" and another quoting Iran's revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini as saying "If you want to shout, shout at the US" were displayed at the embassy compound.
The results speak for themselves, don't they? The president's outreach is clearly working.