Comments on: The Ford family tree Reader reaction to Reuters news Fri, 18 Nov 2011 06:49:03 +0000 hourly 1 By: Pat Thu, 18 Jun 2009 11:43:38 +0000 Your comment that “the Obama administration has muted its comments to keep the door open for possible dialogue” with Iran misses the point. The administration recognise that it would not help Mousavi for the US to seem to favour him. By avoiding expressing any view Obama prevents the hard-liners using the US as a way of attacking Mousavi and the demonstrations. It is also naive of some media to suggest that what is happening is a problem for the US – quite the contrary it is the best possible situation because the Iranian regime credibility is being totally undermined.