We all know that Iraq has had terrible security problems. But now, thanks to the brilliance of Our Dear Leader, the problem is solved!
From this day forward, Iran will guard Iraq
No, that's not quite what Juan Cole said. What he said was this:
The two governments went into a tizzy of wheeling and dealing of a sort not seen since Texas oil millionaires found out about Saudi Arabia. Oil pipelines, port access, pilgrimage, trade, security, military assistance, were all on the table in Tehran. All the sorts of contracts and deals that U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney had imagined for Halliburton, and that the Pentagon neoconservatives had hoped for Israel, were heading instead due east.
He also had this interesting comment about Khalq, which I described as one of the most puzzling organizations in the region: Iranian leaders pressed Jaafari on the continued presence in Iraq of the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), an Iranian terrorist organization with ties to the Pentagon, elements in the Israeli lobby, and members of the U.S. Congress and Senate.
So, now we have Iran-- with plenty of leverage-- working on a Shiite leader to evict the same people that the Pentagon is probably using to make war on Iran. However, since Khalq hangs out in Kurdish territory, the US can probably protect this terrorist organization.
Under George Bush's own criteria, the American army should invade ... America.
Iran occupies Iraq, America occupies America... Problem solved!