Angry words lately between Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and the administration of Barack Obama have raised questions about whether they can work together to stabilize the war torn country.
President Hamid Karzai's top rival, Abdullah Abdullah, said a "transparent election is not possible." Will his supporters resort to violence?
Could the fight within the Obama administration and outside critics (Palin) be a sign that the debate is really about the terms of a coalition exit?
Waning American support for the war and allegations of fraud in the Afghan elections have turned a policy review into a fervent debate about the Afghanistan conflict within the Obama administration.
Several analysts and opposition figures in Afghanistan say the UN's decision to fire Peter Galbraith for urging a harder line on election fraud affirms popular fears that it is the international community calling the shots on who wins.
Amid likely vote fraud, some experts now call for a coalition government or a return to the tribal system to clear the impasse.
The Electoral Complaints Commission says it found evidence of fraud at 10 percent of polling stations. A recount will prolong the country’s political uncertainty.