January 26, 2012

Will Obama Take Ahmadinejad's Bait?

Jonathan Tobin, Contentions

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Despite his tough rhetoric on the issue, the Iranians know Obama is caught between two competing dynamics that are both linked to his re-election.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad


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