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Iran Unbowed
Misreading the Mullahs
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  • wigwag

    I don’t think the Obama team has misread the Iranians at all. The Iranians are behaving exactly as the Administration expected they would which suits Obama just fine.

    President Obama believes the best outcome in the Middle East is one where the United States can reduce its foot print and “lead from behind.”

    Obama’s dream is a Middle East where Iran and the Sunni Arab states balance each other and where the Muslim states and Israel balance each other.

    To Obama, a reasonably strong, cantankerous and mischievous Iran isn’t a bug, it’s a feature.

  • Corlyss

    “Did the Administration misread its intentions as badly as it misread Russia’s?”
    Really? Seriously? You had to ask?

  • Josephbleau

    I don’t think the Obama Admin reads or misreads, I think they are just
    clever at the psychology of election winning directed by the
    infuriatingly dishonest Axelrod.

  • Anthony

    “Some countries in the Middle East are doomed. They are unfortunate accidents of history. Lamentably, their collapse will take years, with an immense cost in human suffering….In a region full of fake, made-up countries, one Muslim power is sure to survive: Iran. It is the opposite of a fake country. Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia are less than a century old. Iran has existed – more or less within the same boundaries, with more or less the same language – for 2,500 years.”

    • Corlyss

      Kinda makes me long for the Ottoman empire . . .

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    Obama is the worst President in American history, his foreign policy is by wishful thinking, he has weak and lame responses at every opportunity, and he is justly viewed with contempt by both our enemies and allies.

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