Come elections, it will be difficult for Putin to convince Russia (especially his collegues) that he is necessary. Barry Obama too will meet Carters fate - now that he has successfully alienated corporate America. Ahmedinejad is on shaky grounds already.
US rally shows support for ex-Marine held by Iran on spying charges (AP)
from the article: Yossi Melman / Pleas to Russia over Iran just humiliate Israel