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More Angry Words For Iran

Anti-Iranian rhetoric from U.S. officials is hardly new, but the most recent example is worth looking at, if only for its sheer absurdity: Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno, former second-in-command of U.S. Army operations in Iraq, apparently sees the shady hand of Tehran everywhere he looks, these days. His insistence that Iran are “training surrogates, funding surrogates and supplying weapons to them” is just a repeat of the same old song and dance – one for which no meaningful proof has ever been presented. There’s an even more dangerous – and stupid – statement from the Lt. Gen., however – when asked about comments by Iranian president Ahmadinejad that the latter was able to visit Iraq “openly”, without the secrecy and over-the-top security that accompanies visits by other world leaders, Odierno apparently tried to – once again – blame all of Iraq’s ills on Iran: “I’m not surprised. Because over the last 12 months whenever a visitor would come from the United States, we needed to foil a rocket attack,” he said, adding “Guess what? That is because it was being done by an Iranian surrogate.”
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Published in: General, Security | on March 4th, 2008 | 1 Comment »