Does Obama Secretly Want Ahmadinejad to Beat Mousavi?

A moderate leader in Iran would hurt the U.S.'s case against the country's nuclear program, some say.

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The outcome of last week's presidential election in Iran is still unclear, with both the current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his reformist rival Mir Hossein Mousavi claiming victory. Commenting on the story, blogger Daniel Drezner suggests that an Ahmadinejad victory would actually help the United States. What if Ahmadinejad stays in power? Drezner asks. "What does this mean for U.S. foreign policy towards Iran? Here's a dirty little secret—this might actually be the best possible outcome for the Obama administration." Is he right? Does Ahmadinejad make it easier for Obama to take a tough stance against Iran ? How would the U.S. handle Iran's nuclear program if Mousavi won? Post your thoughts.

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