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Anatol Lieven writes that the Obama administration should send private signals to Iran that the defeat of Ahmadinejad would be a big step in making reconciliation with Iran possible and that the US has no intention of backing regime change.

Say what? Is he suggesting that Iran mess with their elections? And if they do, then we promise not to interfere with bigger regime change?

The US obviously is so out of control as far as acting legally that this suggestion sounds good at The Nation. Lieven wrote a book called "ethical realism"? His suggestion here is neither ethical nor realistic, other than in its euphemistic meaning, that we do what we can get away with.

nina sakun

Hartford, CT

Feb 9 2009 - 5:50pm