Why didn't Iranians support the Shah, instead of helping the mollahs taking over their country?
Majority of Iranians who fought against the Shah were either leftists, or nationalist democrats. Even after Khomenei came to power the idea was for a secular government - Khomenei eventually had them either kicked out of the government or assasinated.
The wheel's turned full circle dude.
The present generation of students were likely born after 1979 and have no clue about the Shah regime's relative freedoms.
Iran is a perfect test case for what happens when ordinary decent folks are fed an "overdose of islam", the disgust and yearning for freedom it engenders etc.
I think this is a good sign of hope. A pityit'll take a huge Iranian mullah folly with nuke ambitions for the Bush admin to act and bring it crashing down like it bloody well deserves to...
Because they have seen Shah as a dictator supported from abroad.