Edward N. Luttwak, CSIS | August 13, 2009
Barack Obama's friendly approach towards Iran will not work. ++ Tehran's leaders need anti-Americanism as an ideology if they want to avoid the collapse of their regime. ++ Ayatollah Khameni rejected the option of choosing a moderate president and has instead chosen Ahmadinejad because he does not want friendly ties with the US. ++ In order to stop Iran's nuclear program, President Obama "will need a new policy of increasingly severe sanctions under the looming threat of bombardment— exactly Mr. Bush's old policy."