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Cheney’s Casus Belli

I’ve been reading Cheney’s Iran speech, and it’s clearer than ever that we’re in danger of getting snookered again.

First General Petraeus laid out damning, but damnably unsourced, intel about Iranian involvement in Iraq in his presentation to congress; now Dick Cheney is citing it as gospel in building his case for war:

This same regime that approved of hostage-taking in 1979, that attacked Saudi and Kuwaiti shipping in the 1980s, that incited suicide bombings and jihadism in the 1990s and beyond, is now the world’s most active state sponsor of terror. As to its next-door neighbor, Iraq, the Iranian government claims to be a friend that supports regional stability.

In fact, it is a force for the opposite. As General Petraeus has noted, Iran’s Quds Force is trying to set up a “Hezbollah-like force to serve its interests and to fight a proxy war against the Iraqi state and coalition forces in Iraq.” At the same time, Iran is “responsible for providing the weapons, the training, the funding and, in some cases, the direction for operations that have indeed killed U.S. soldiers.”

If the New Jesus said it, it must be true.


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