And not just any Bushie, the former president's point-man on the country, Nicholas Burns:

“President Ahmadinejad would like nothing better than to see a very aggressive series of statements by the United States that would try to put the U.S. in the center of this,” Burns said. “And I think President Obama is avoiding that quite rightly.”

“This is not a dispute for the U.S. to be the center of,” Burns said at another point. “It’s up to Iranians to decide who Iran’s future leaders will be. He said he respects Iran’s sovereignty. I think it was important to do that.”

I'm relieved we don't have a president McCain. His heart is in the right place but his head is a blogger's, not a president's.

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