Kagan says Obama is objectively pro-Ahmadinejad. Chait says, bullshit. I think I'm with Chait on this one: Obama is simply being careful. Iranian reformers don't need vociferous American support right now; such support would only serve as ammunition for Ahmadinejad.
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