Sunday, February 11, 2007

President George W. Bush has finally gone on record with specific allegations against the Iranian government. Oh no, hang on:
The US officials, speaking off camera on condition of anonymity...
What's that all about then?

6 comments:

anarki said...

Obviously they need an excuse to invade Iran, so to make up something like this would be in their best interests?

Either way, who's to say Iran shouldn't back an armed resistance in Iraq, just as the US/UK back Israeli aggression in Palestine etc.

CuriousHamster said...

Last night, a Democrat senator said:

I don't doubt that Iran has been involved to some degree and clearly that's a problem that needs to be addressed, but I'm getting uneasy that they're trying to create a premise, set a premise, for some future, broader military action in Iran.

That's pretty much my view too. Iran has extensive political links to Iraq's Shiite parties, especially the SCIRI/Badr Brigade. These are not secret. The Shiite dominated Iraqi government has publicly asked Iran for support and the Iranians have publicly promised to assist.

But the idea that Iran is somehow the driver of the sectarian violence in Iraq just doesn't stand up to scrutiny.

On the "armed resistance", my view is that two wrongs don't make a right. Targeting civilians by setting off bombs in busy marketplaces, for example, is not something which can be justified.

Osama Saeed said...

Good spot.

Rice got a hammering over the parallels this current Iran hysteria has with the Iraq stuff just a few years ago.

Librocrat said...

See... if they remain anonymous, than no one will notice that they don't really exist. Shh.......

Dan Judelson said...

Thankfully, few journalists have accepted the claims uncritically, but it is curious that only the BBC World Service radio programme "The World Today" has interviewed someone who can actually point to the specific flaws in the US argument that lead him to draw the same conclusions as anarki, Senator Dodd and CH have done. Claim debunking links & references at: http://www.michaelmeacher.info/2007/02/another_step_on_the_path.html

Dan Judelson said...

Apolgies for an inability to cut and paste adequately. The link is:
http://www.michaelmeacher.info/2007/02/
another_step_on_the_path.html