It does contain the most questionable assertion/abuse of an analogy:
If nothing else, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown that the United States military can oust regimes in weeks if it wants to.Iran is not Iraq, and it is not Afghanistan. And the US ability to conduct regime change in Iran is pretty limited, given its existing commitments in the neighboring countries. And, if Iraq has taught us anything, it is not the first step that is the biggest problem but the next--what to do with a broken country?
It also contains the strangest assertion of the year:
(Israel could implicitly threaten nuclear counter-retaliation, but Iran might not perceive that as credible.)Really? Israel would not use nuclear weapons if a WMD was used against it? This is an incredible threat? Why should we believe Kuperman here? What is the logic? Evidence? This major point is a parenthetical expression?
The article basically says that the air strikes would probably not work, but we should do it anyway.
Yes, political scientists should generalize from other cases, so there are lessons to draw from Iraq and Afghanistan for Iran, but perhaps the limits of military power might be one of them.
For a more thorough takedown and one in context, see Marc Lynch's blog.