Sunday, August 12, 2007

Lou Dobbs Rips Bush Over War Strategy

I found this at
Good post from Mujrim
When I raise the matter of Iran's role in Iraq to staffers on Capitol Hill, they have no real explanation for why the U.S. lets Iran get away with it.

By Cliff Kincaid
August 9, 2007
If a picture speaks a thousand words, then the pictures and film footage of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki holding hands with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speak volumes. "The two leaders walked in to an ornate meeting room holding hands," noted one of several reports.
This picture, only the latest evidence of an extremely close relationship between the U.S.-supported Iraqi government and the Iranian regime, appeared on the U.S. evening news broadcasts on Wednesday night. It raises the question: what are we fighting for in Iraq if the government there is closely tied to, perhaps dependent for its survival on, the terrorist state of Iran?
Some observers are saying that the "surge" of U.S. troops in Iraq is making a difference and that we might even "win" the war. But the key issue is the political character of the government in Iraq we are supporting. If the goal now is simply a stable Iraqi government, no matter how closely it is tied to Iran, then that outcome may rest in large part in the hands of the Iranian government. Are we now sacrificing our blood, sweat, tears and money to assure the survival of a regime that is or will become a satellite of Iran?
New Intelligence Pinpoints Iranian Regime Explosives Factories:
Tehran's Technology Fuels Iraqi Insurgency
Press Release
27 July 2006
Washington, DC—On 25 July 2006, during a visit to the White House by Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki, the Iran Policy Committee (IPC) held a press conference to discuss the Iranian regime’s brazen efforts to fuel the insurgency and exacerbate sectarian violence in Iraq. The IPC revealed newly-acquired intelligence identifying the exact location of a roadside bomb factory in Tehran that manufactures improvised explosive devices (IEDs) for shipment to Iraq...


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