"Obama's policy now requires getting past the election controversies quickly so that he can soon begin negotiations with the reelected Ahmadinejad government. This will be difficult as long as opposition protests continue and the government appears to be either unsettled or too brutal to do business with. What Obama needs is a rapid return to peace and quiet in Iran, not continued ferment. His goal must be to deflate the opposition, not to encourage it. And that, by and large, is what he has been doing," - Robert Kagan in an article titled "Obama, Siding With The Regime." Yglesias counters. So does Matt Duss.

The shameless domestic politicking of the neocons - even during this monumental event - is staggering.

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