So apparently Iran is a little upset at how "they" are portrayed in the movie 300 which tells the story of a group of 300 Spartans who kick lots and lots of Persian ass. My first thought was, "How the hell many Americans even know that the Persian Empire existed in what is now present day Iran?" Perhaps the Iranians have never tuned in a for a segment of Jaywalking on Leno or the new hit Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader, but if they had they would realize that a lot of Americans don't know the name of our vice president or where most of the states in our country are located on a map. So I can be pretty sure when I theorize that a whole lot more don't know where Iran is on a map, let alone the geographic progression of ancient civilizations through time. So people didn't realize that the brutal and barbaric people portrayed in the movie are really your ancestors, but hey, now they do.
John Stewart's opinion - I was a little shocked when he didn't bring up this fact himself.