Friday, April 11, 2008

Iraq Now, Iran Next?

PJB draws the inference and asks the question, based on Lieberman's leading query.

Are Iranians then murdering Americans, asked Joe Lieberman:

"Is it fair to say that the Iranian-backed special groups in Iraq are responsible for the murder of hundreds of American soldiers and thousands of Iraqi soldiers and civilians?"

"It certainly is. ... That is correct," said Petraeus.

The following day, Petraeus told the House Armed Services Committee, "Unchecked, the 'special groups' pose the greatest long-term threat to the viability of a democratic Iraq."

Translation: The United States is now fighting the proxies of Iran for the future of Iraq.

The general's testimony is forcing Bush's hand, for consider the question it logically raises: If the Quds Force and Hezbollah, both designated as terrorist organizations, are arming, training and directing "special groups" to "murder" Americans, and rocket and mortar the Green Zone to kill our diplomats, and they now represent the No. 1 threat to a free Iraq, why has Bush failed to neutralize these base camps of terror and aggression?


Another possibility, of course, is that Lieberman and Petraeus were playing "bad cop" to a diplomatic "good cop" solution.

PJB makes another point--IF the US starts bombing selected Iranian targets, it will separate HRC and Obamamama even more, as HRC signed on to a declaration that the Quds are "terrorists."

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