Sunday, April 06, 2008

Iran Had Forces on the Ground at Basra

From the Timesonline:
IRANIAN forces were involved in the recent battle for Basra, General David Petraeus, the US commander in Iraq, is expected to tell Congress this week.

Military and intelligence sources believe Iranians were operating at a tactical command level with the Shi’ite militias fighting Iraqi security forces; some were directing operations on the ground, they think.

Petraeus intends to use the evidence of Iranian involvement to argue against any reductions in US forces.
Why is this no big surprise? Because the Democratic party's strategy of undermining American efforts in the GWOT have, of course, emboldened Ahmadinejad and the mad mullahs. You can't really blame them. When a major US political party uses the same talking points as the mullahs, of course they see a green light for mischief.

Countdown to slanderous Leftist attack on the general's veracity, and/or apologia for the barbaric Iranian mullahcracy in 3...2...1...