By M K Bhadrakumar
"The Barack Obama administration badly fumbled after a magnificent start in addressing the situation in Iran. The White House must now deal with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at the peak of his political power, and President Mahmud Ahmadinejad - who will now negotiate from a position of unprecedented strength. All things taken into account, there has been a policy crisis in Washington.....
Arguably, it helps when your adversary is strong so that he can take tough decisions, but in this case the analogy doesn't hold.
Ahmadinejad left hardly anything to interpretation when he stated in Tehran on Saturday, "Without doubt, Iran's new government will have a more decisive and firmer approach towards the West. This time the Iranian nation's reply will be harsh and more decisive" and will aim at making the West regret its "meddlesome stance". Most certainly, Tehran will not be replying through the Twitter. "