Carol Platt Liebau: The Evidence Mounts

Saturday, July 07, 2007

The Evidence Mounts

Evidence mounts -- as if there weren't already enough -- that Iran is assisting Al Qaeda in its attacks on American soldiers in Iraq.

Of course, thanks to the efforts of the Iraq Surrender Caucus, there is little that the Bush Administration is able to do to counter these attacks, or even, apparently, recognize them officially. There is a price that's paid for all the irresolution and dovish talk that the Democrats and the netroots have brought center stage.

Defeat can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.


Blogger Earth to Carol said...

Considering the track record of Libby and dead-wrong intelligence, anonymous claims by a high ranking US official is difficult to take seriously.

12:48 PM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

ETC is right, lets just all hug and sing kumbaya. Look how good it worked in France and UK

7:30 PM  
Blogger LarryD said...

Ok, EtC, let's puts some names out:

Joe Lieberman (I) in a WSJ editorial writes"

"According to Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner, the U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, the Iranian government has been using the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah to train and organize Iraqi extremists, who are responsible in turn for the murder of American service members.

"Gen. Bergner also revealed that the Quds Force--a special unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps whose mission is to finance, arm and equip foreign Islamist terrorist movements--has taken groups of up to 60 Iraqi insurgents at a time and brought them to three camps near Tehran, where they have received instruction in the use of mortars, rockets, improvised explosive devices and other deadly tools of guerrilla warfare that they use against our troops. Iran has also funded its Iraqi proxies generously, to the tune of $3 million a month.

Based on the interrogation of captured extremist leaders--including a 24-year veteran of Hezbollah, apparently dispatched to Iraq by his patrons in Tehran--Gen. Bergner also reported on Monday that the U.S. military has concluded that "the senior leadership" in Iran is aware of these terrorist activities. He said it is "hard to imagine" Ayatollah Ali Khamenei--Iran's supreme leader--does not know of them.

Official spokesman, named, not anonymous. I expect you'll reject the data anyhow, though.

9:17 AM  

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