November 6, 2010

Obama's Nuclear Chicken With Iran

David Ignatius, Washington Post

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The U.S. resistance to Tehran has been a kind of rope-a-dope strategy, with U.S. allies absorbing Iranian blows while Washington dickers for compromise - and, metaphorically, waits for Iran to punch itself out. The U.S. hope, in the words of former ambassador Ryan Crocker, is that "Iranian influence is self-limiting. The harder they push, the more resistance they get."

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