I'm no-one in any position to say anything authoritative. So, the following thoughts are only based on being a liberal US citizen who reads the news and resonates to the ppl in the White House now. Maybe I'm enough like them that I can offer some ideas about what's going on in the new Administration, so here goes: Unlike the previous Administration, these new guys aren't belligerent, ignorant neocons (neo-fascists). IMHO, becuz of the last Admin, previous Admins, and other influences, the US came much, much, much too close to also devolving into a completely totalitarian regime, with all of the same attributes as the current regime in Iran. What the last Cheney-driven US "regime" and some of its fore bearers (the Reagan crazies) put in place isn't expiated from the US govt yet. From MSM news and alternative news reports in the US, this Admin is still daily discovering horrible programs initiated by previous Admins that violate the US Constitution and human rights. These are programs that not only violate US citizens' rights, but are still also causing harm to movements overseas, who like #iranelection, are seeking democracy and human rights. I believe that there are many programs like this that are so deeply buried in secrecy in the US govt that they're independent of whatever Admin is in power. I believe many of these preceded Reagan, expanded under him, were hidden from the Clinton Admin, expanded hugely under Cheney/Bush, and continue now. But, back to my main point, it seems to me that we now have an Admin in the White House that is capable of being just as subtle and complex in their thinking as Persian's have always been. Because they're smarter than only being able to think about the world only in "shoot 'em up" terms, and can handle multiple ideas/thoughts/considerations/strategies at the same time (can you believe it?), they are being VERY CAREFUL in how they're responding to what's happening in Iran. So, this is what I think they're thinking at the moment: There would be nothing better for world peace and stability (yeah, I'm a sucker and actually believe they think in these terms) than having a SANE government in Iran. After thinking about world peace (and human rights and democracy and such) first, there are also huge amounts of related considerations that also influence the view I'm suggesting this Admin has: the nuclear weapons thing, stability in oil markets, resolution of the Israel/Palestinian horror, US business interests, etc. I believe they see every single part of the uprising in Iran as a positive for world and the US, because the people and groups who are coming forward are so much SANER than AN/Kham. But, because this new Iranian Revolution is SO IMPORTANT for world peace and sanity, this Admin is smart enough to have mostly shut up about it. They're smart enough to know that any negotiations with AN are worthless. But I think they have to pretend that they've been keeping the door open for unconditional talks with him to avoid providing any evidence that the US has any stake in the outcome of the SoG uprising. Hilary "came out" last week just a little on this while she was in Africa. I know @oxfordgirl was infuriated by what she said. But there are subtleties in what Hilary said that deserve further analysis. Much more to follow. Sorry I can't complete my thoughts now.