On the Road


"Finally," writes Nicholas Kristof, "I've found a pro-American country." It's a place where "people have been exceptionally friendly and fulsome in their praise for the United States, and often for President Bush as well." Here, people "seem convinced that the U.S. military ventures in Afghanistan and Iraq are going great" (and, adds Kristof, "they say this with more conviction than your average White House spokesman"). Indeed, the best-selling authors here include John Grisham, Sidney Sheldon, Danielle Steel.

Where is he? Iran.