Michael Gerson, The Washington Post | February 4, 2010
Iran’s well known nuclear ambitions prove American diplomatic engagement wrong. ++ There is a clear need for reconciliation between both realist and idealist approaches. ++ A balance can be reached by supporting the Green Revolution to ensure a democratically appeased regime on the one hand and by expressing solidarity instead of military commitment on the other hand. ++ Promoting ways to consolidate the various anti-government minorities into a sustainable and organized opposition looks like such a way.