|Might this be more effective? Either covert action-directe, or with Hellfires. The people might backlash under massive strikes but could they possibly regret Ahmie dropping dead? Make it look good, have his body found in bed with a dead girl or a live boy. Give him AIDS or bird flu or something. A drug overdose, a heart attack, an enraged husband or father. He looks like a sleazeball to me, who would bet he isn't dipping his wick where he oughtn't? From his behavior he could be syphillitic now.
Is this crazy? I don't think so. I don't know which if any mullahs need the treatment (or whether any don't) but it would surely be something to try before war, no? And it might be welcomed. Either as an excuse for climbdown or a spur to the masses.
Hey, shoot down his plane next time he overflies Baluchistan - or give the locals better SAMs ;> Considering we are, apparently, thinking nuclear, this seems positively humanitarian.