News and Analysis (6/22/09)

Further complicating the election crisis “the number of votes cast in 50 cities exceeded the actual number of voters”:

Short of a complete collapse of Iran’s government, Israeli leaders disagree on the most preferred outcome …

… while the presence of American troops next door to Iran complicates Iraq’s relationship with its top trading partner:

Despite the previous failures of interventionism in Somalia:

In anticipation of reconciliation talks,

“Air power contains the seeds of our own destruction if we do not use it responsibly…. If it is just to defeat the enemy, then we are not going to do it, even if it means we are going to step away from that firefight and fight another time” – General  McChrystal

Without seeming to realize that he is doing so,  Zardari resurrects the Vietnam era “domino theory” to justify continued U.S. intervention:

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