Sunday, June 14, 2009

The cunning of history

It may be that Bush and Obama turn out to be a good team without intending to be.  Bush has set in motion democratic forces that would never have gotten uderway without military force to break the stalemate and Obama has diffused some of the tension caused by the conflict.  Thomas Friedman ends up making a similar agument.

Flynt Leverett argues that Ahmadinejad won the election. He points out that some of the criticisms that Mousavi is citing--running out of ballot paper, closing some polls too early--are not the kind of thing that could swing an election with such a large margin. 

It turns out that His Oneness has not even deigned to have so much as a conference call on the subject of Iran.  Can you imagine John McCain exhibiting such neglect?

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