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Tuesday, February 13

They will stop at nothing.

Our administration is frantically trying to build a case for war against Iran.
Don't let them. Write letters.

You've read that "the "highest levels" of the Iranian government have directed use of weapons that are killing U.S. troops" in Iraq. White House reporters wanted to know more but Tony Snow fluffed it off, "Look, the Department of Defense is doing this. What I'm telling you is, you guys want to get those questions answered, you need to go to the Pentagon." General Pace had also said, contrary to this claim, that "It is clear that Iranians are involved, and it's clear that materials from Iran are involved but I would not say by what I know that the Iranian government clearly knows or is complicit."

WaPo followed up on it and guess what?
A call to the Defense Intelligence Agency brought a referral to the main Pentagon press office. That office referred a caller to the Washington office of the Multi-National Force-Iraq, which responded with an e-mailed copy of Sunday's briefing slides -- containing no mention of the "highest levels" allegation and a request for questions in writing. Written questions brought no response. An official from the Pentagon Joint Staff said last night that Pace had seen the briefing slides but had "no personal knowledge of any senior involvement by senior Iranian officials."
Could this just be disinformation by our very own government in order to build up a case against Iran? Let us not forget that the Sunni's are responsible for killing our troops as well. The Saudi citizens are funding Sunni Iraqi insurgents by truckloads. Literally. The Saudi government warned Dick Cheney that they would fund Iraqi Sunni's if the US pulled out. So I wonder, will we also invade and declare war on Saudi Arabia for the same reasons or because the president of Iran doesn't make nicey nicey and hold hands with our president, we will just invade Iran? And furthermore, why not invade Pakistan while we're at it since the Taliban is operating its attacks against US troops in Afghanistan? And why haven't we declared war on North Korea yet? If we're out to get the bad guys, then let's get all of them

UPDATE: More evidence that no one is listening to the commanders and the build up to war on Iran is being fabricated by someone: On CNN, February 13th, CentCom Commander William Fallon, the top commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, was asked about the administration’s claim. Fallon said, “I have no idea who may be actually with hands-on in this stuff.”

Tony Snow: homina, homina, homina
HENRY: Well, I don’t see that in this particular quote, but I —

SNOW: Well, no, no. He said that there’s, there are weapons that are coming from Iran —

HENRY: He says that there are projectiles manufactured in Iran.

SNOW: Alright, so, ok, so there’s no doubt about that, correct?

HENRY: Right.

SNOW: There are Iranians in Iraq. There’s no question about that, correct?

HENRY: Sure.

SNOW: Alright, so where’s the credibility problem, in terms of the — are you saying

HENRY: In terms of the Iranian government being behind it. That’s not — nobody’s disputing whether it’s manufactured in Iran. That’s what you keep changing what my question is.

SNOW: No, no, I’m trying to clarify your question, because I think this is the –

HENRY: I don’t need it clarified. I’m trying to tell you — I know what my question is, and basically, he’s saying that he doesn’t see evidence that the Iranian government is clearly behind it. That’s my — I’ve asked that three or four times, you haven’t answered that.

See also From Think Progress: Top Cheney Aide: 2007 Is ‘The Year Of Iran,’ U.S. Attack ‘A Real Possibility’

You can now read Diane Sawyer's interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from this morning at ABC online. They talk about Palestine, Iraq and nuclear weapons. What do you think?

And I really really really hate it when I read stuff like this:
"... al Qaeda's No. 2 in command, Ayman al Zawahiri, denounces Bush as "an alcoholic, liar and gambler with an addictive personality.""
When the bad guys use the same complaints against bush as many American's do, this becomes a PR nightmare.


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