Assad and Sadat were both non-democrats, running a one-party system. Sadat was more suppressive in Egypt than Mubarak is today. Egypt is still suppressing the Muslim Brothers, but did even more before. Sadat had a one-party system with only one candidate for President, while today things are a bit better (also effectively similar to the previous. In any case, Iranians are angry at the US for undermining the PREVIOUS system (strong Prime Minister, weak Shah), not for supporting the Shah. Same kind of story with Chile. It is a fair game to support some regimes you like. You can also not support regimes you don't like, but don't try to topple them yourself (Iraq, and previous examples). In any case, th etype and amount of support is all negotiable.
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