News and Analysis (9/21/09)

Our interventionism may be arming our enemies:

“Failure to gain the initiative and reverse insurgent momentum in the near-term (next 12 months) — while Afghan security capacity matures — risks an outcome where defeating the insurgency is no longer possible.” – General McChrystal:

Jeopardizing his claim to victory, a third of the votes for Karzai are under review for fraud:

Palestinians remain pessimistic of Hamas/ Fatah reconciliation with only 12% believing it to be possible and Haniyeh rejecting the legitimacy of any agreement sacrificing the rights of refugees or abandonig Jerusalem:

If the drones jeopardize American-Pakistani relations, will Pakistanis think better of us if we throw money at them?

The defendants are denying any wrongdoing, claiming the media has misreported the facts:

Imran

Minaret of Freedom Institute Program Assistant

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