The World According to Ahmadinejad
9:00 AM, Sep 22, 2011 • By ASH JAIN
Consequently, Iran must remain at the top of the national security agenda. The U.S. must be more pro-active in countering Iran’s propaganda machine and breathing new life into the suppressed Green Movement. At the same time, the United States must be prepared to ramp up sanctions and take all necessary actions to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Given their irrational exuberance, Iran’s leaders could use a dose of reality.
Ash Jain is a former member of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff and author of “Nuclear Weapons and Iran’s Global Ambitions: Troubling Scenarios,” published by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.