- Gates said a change of behaviour, rather than a regime change, was sought from Tehran. Nobody is after a regime change in Iran, he said. What we are after is a change in policies and a change in behaviour so that Iran becomes a good neighbour of people in the region (rather) than a source of instability and violence.
My own views on "Behavior Therapy".
And also there's a good speech by Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi on Regime Change or Behavior Change:
- "Those in Foggy Bottom who think they can make Ahmadinejad feel isolated simply cannot see the world through his eyes. Even if he felt isolated, it is doubtful he would change his behavior. Even the threat of force is not enough to sway someone whose deepest beliefs welcome Armageddon – to expedite the return of the twelfth Imam, his messiah!"