I lived in Iran for 5 1/2 years. I know how to pronounce Iran and Iraq.
I wish more people knew how to correctly pronounce Iran and Iraq, Iranian and Iraqi.
Iran is correctly pronounced ee-RON.
Iranian is correctly pronounced ee-RON-ee-an.
Iraq is correctly pronounced ee-ROCK.
Iraqi is correctly pronounced ee-ROCK-ee.
Now you know. Now you can't mangle these words anymore.
Now you understand that ee-RAIN-ee-ans do not exist because there is no country called ee-RAIN.
ee-RON-ee-ans live in ee-RON. Iranians live in Iran.
ee-ROCK-ees live in ee-ROCK. Iraqis live in Iraq.
I know that Thom Hartmann will pay attention to this as he prides himself in doing it right.