Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ahmadinejad Won... Get Over It?

No class today, I have time off to write a synopsis of the Fiat/Chrysler merger and describe the inner workings of the new company. But I also have the attention span of a gnat, so rather than read about mergers and acquisitions, I've been focusing on the developing situation in Iran.

Here's a quote I found really interesting from one of the few "let the election stand" articles I've read:

"Before the Iranian election, the Obama administration had fallen for the same illusion as many of its predecessors — the illusion that Iranian politics is primarily about personalities and finding the right personality to deal with. That is not how Iranian politics works."

You can read the rest of the article here. I don't think even Obama himself knows how he will handle this situation, but it's yet another twist in the ongoing US/Iran saga and yet another test for the young American President.

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