Iran is the new Nazi Germany, a totalitarian power pursuing an imperialist foreign policy--that is, a policy aimed at overthrowing the status quo, or power relations among nations. The lesson of the run-up to World War II is that such a power cannot be appeased. Appeasement of a rising imperialist country does not prevent war; instead, the policy makes war inevitable--on the enemy's terms.
Must history repeat?
No. It should not even rhyme.
Tehran's turbaned tyranny--a clerical fascist regime installed with the help of the catastrophic Carter administration (an inept President and a ruthless National Security Adviser bent on cynically manipulating rightwing political Islam regardless of the consequences to civilized humanity)--should never have been allowed to get this close to possessing the ultimate weapons of mass destruction.
What is to be done?
Where is the outrage?