Wrong horse

In siding with Saudi Arabia and Sunni Muslims, Donald Trump is betting on the wrong horse, again. We do this repeatedly, Republicans siding with and backing military or other dictatorships that resemble the America that Republicans dream of imposing here at home. We should be encouraging better relations with Iran, a populous nation of rising expectations, with increasing democratic possibilities. When Iran overthrew the Shah in 1979, reversing a CIA financed coup, the US stopped our support for Iran. Today we support undemocratic Saudi Arabia and other despotic regimes in the Middle East. I predict that we will regret this eventually when the people of Saudi Arabia gain their freedom.