Thursday, October 05, 2006


Won't Get Fooled Again

British Find No Evidence of Arms Traffic From Iran

Since late August, British commandos in the deserts of far southeastern Iraq have been testing one of the most serious charges leveled by the United States against Iran: that Iran is secretly supplying weapons, parts, funding and training for attacks on U.S.-led forces in Iraq. A few hundred British troops living out of nothing more than their cut-down Land Rovers and light armored vehicles have taken to the desert in the start of what British officers said would be months of patrols aimed at finding the illicit weapons trafficking from Iran, or any sign of it. There's just one thing. "I suspect there's nothing out there," the commander, Lt. Col. David Labouchere, said last month, speaking at an overnight camp near the border. "And I intend to prove it." [...] Evidence of Iranian armed intervention in Iraq is "irrefutable," one U.S. commander in Iraq, Brig. Gen. Michael Barbero, told Pentagon reporters in August. The lead U.S. military spokesman in Iraq renews the allegation almost weekly in Baghdad. [...] But Maj. Dominic Roberts of the Queen's Dragoons said: "We have found no credible evidence to suggest there is weapons smuggling across the border."
It's certain that the Busheviks will keep repeating the unfounded accusation that Iran is actively aiding the insurgency. They'll use every casuistry belli they can think of. This time, let's hope we've learned from experience, and the Busheviks won't get away with it again.
"Casuistry belli"

I'm spamming this one far and wide!
I confess that I didn't coin casuistry belli. That honor goes, believe it or not, to Maureen Dowd.
Talk about ruining a moment.
Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

More blogs about politics.
Technorati Blog Finder