Sunday, October 07, 2007

Prepare yourself...

The storm appears to be gathering. General David Petraeus has pointed the finger at Iran as a major cause of U.S. troubles in Iraq. As the AP reports, Petraeus yesterday told a group of journalists that the Iranians "are responsible for providing the weapons, the training, the funding and in some cases the direction for operations that have indeed killed U.S. soldiers." Doesn't this sound an awful lot like a rationale for taking action against the Iranian regime? You can just hear it: "they're killing our troops in Iraq with impunity, and they need to be stopped."

I guess it would be rude to point out who created the situation that made lethal Iranian meddling in Iraq possible, but we had better prepare ourselves to wake up one of these days to the announcement of military action against the natural neighborhood ally of the Iraqi government that we essentially empowered and in whose interest we are now "surging."

You may be forgiven for feeling that all of this is bizarre and self-defeating at best, and at worst--potentially apocalyptic.


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