Steve Clemons blogs:

This guy is the Dick Cheney of Iran. He wants greater power in Iran's political system -- but he doesn't have it. In fact, unless we bomb Iran, he's on the way to being a former President with little power. He has not achieved any serious consolidation of his position in the Iranian political arena...

Ahmadinejad is failing in Iran. But we spend a lot of time fretting over his words and posture. We need to stop letting him define Iran's character and ultimate direction. But Cheney and Ahmadinejad need each other - they push each other's buttons.

We need to move beyond both.

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