Love being blind is certainly true. Here is a perfect example of it. Stephen’s love for Javad is so intense that it has blinded him to reality of what Javad is.
Javad is seyed Mohammad-Javad Zarif Khansari, the smiley face of the barbarous, warmongering and expansionist Islamist fascism ruling over Iran.
Stephen is Stephen Kinzer, a onetime journalist turned into fulltime political partisan, the darling of Islamist fascists and their lobbies like NIAC Lobby.
Reading Kinzer’s opinion piece in the Boston Globe, lauding the virtues of Islamist fascists’ Javad, one can be excused to mistake it for a love letter as Canada based attorney Kaveh Shahrooz puts it thusly:
“It's shameful that the editors of the Boston Globe were ok with stephen kinzer writing a love letter to Javad Zarif without even a passing reference to Zarif's habitual lying and his apologia for murderous theocracy.”
A onetime journalist Stephen has chosen to be blind to all the repugnant virtues of his Javad, which includes denying imprisonment of Iranians, some of them journalists like Kinzer once was:
Airtight sanctions - which includes oil - a la against the despicable South Africa apartheid, works. U.S. lawmakers get to it.