Middle East

Why Obama Let Iran's Green Revolution Fail

The president wanted a nuclear deal, not regime change.

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One of the great hypotheticals of Barack Obama's presidency involves the Iranian uprising that began on June 12, 2009, after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was announced the winner of contested presidential elections. What if the president had done more to help the protesters when the regime appeared to be teetering?

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