Obama scrambles Iran


Now Ayatollah Khamenei says he’s ordering an investigation in election fraud. I’d say, contrary to Rubin, that the “Obama effect” has been to excite hopes for a new day in Iran; stimulate a wave of anti-regime street demonstrations; reveal the iron fist of the Iranian regime for all to see; split the ayatollahs; and force the supreme leader, who had previously declared Ahmadinejad victorious, into a public turnaround. This is a defeat for current American policy?