Sunday, February 11, 2007

Anonymous "Experts" Aver, On Behalf Of Bush Admin, That Iranian Leaders "At The Highest Levels" Are Behind Provision Of Roadside Bombs

Let's Bomb Iran
Oh, sorry! Your DP is getting carried away with all the excitement!

The Bush Administration has repeatedly said that it has no intention of invading, much less bombing Iran.

Those extra aircraft carriers in the region are just a precaution. Prudent-like.
Just a precaution.

Today's news vis-a-vis Iran is actually a measured, toned-down and completely accurate report of the nefarious doings of those Iranian evildoers who have been surreptitiously providing deadlier-than usual roadside bombs to the detriment of U.S. troops.
The White House is being (uncharacteristically) circumspect about making unfounded accusations, this time. So they took a great deal of time substantiating their information, tweaking their presentation to reporters & the public. (Title bar.)
"U.S. military officials on Sunday accused the highest levels of the Iranian leadership of arming Shiite militants in Iraq with sophisticated armor-piercing roadside bombs that have killed more than 170 troops from the American-led coalition.
"The presentation was the result of weeks of preparation and revisions as U.S. officials put together a package of material to support the Bush administration's claims of Iranian intercession on behalf of militant Iraqis fighting American forces.
"Senior U.S. military officials in Baghdad said the display was prompted by the military's concern for 'force protection,' which, they said, was guaranteed under the United Nations resolution that authorizes American soldiers to be in Iraq.
"Three senior military officials who explained the display said the 'machining process' used in the construction of the deadly bombs had been traced to Iran.
"The experts, who spoke to a large gathering of reporters on condition that they not be further identified, said the supply trail began with Iran's Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, which also is accused of arming the Hezbollah guerrilla army in Lebanon. The officials said the EFP weapon was first tested there.
"The briefing on Iran was revised heavily after officials decided it was not ready for release as planned last month.

"Senior U.S. officials in Washington — cautious after the drubbing the administration took for the faulty intelligence leading to the 2003 Iraq invasion — had held back because they were unhappy with the original presentation.
"The display appeared to be part of the White House drive that has empowered U.S. forces in Iraq to use all means to curb Iranian influence in the country, including killing Iranian agents."
I'm here to tell ya to take heart, good Americans. At last your tax dollars are being spent more wisely in the lead-up to invasion & war. We've gone from the frantic fantastic hyperbole of weapons of mass destruction to more modest claims of roadside bombs, from unilateral preemptive strikes under the infamous real-neocons-go-it alone "Bush Doctrine" to citing United Nations resolutions as our legal authority for the actions we take.
Seems even the most notorious radical extremist movements can learn from their mistakes.
The only thing that really alarms your Demon Princess here is the fact that "the experts" who bring us the alarming news insist upon remaining anonymous. Understandably, perhaps, they don't want their careers & credibility wrecked if it should turn out they were just being used as shills by an Administration hell-bent on expanding its GWOT.
Colin Powell, George Tenet, et. al, where are you now?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe people do not remember the US Cole being hit by a small boat. No one thought they were there to blow us up. And , yes they did. Does the big one have to hit you in your eye to realize this stuff is real and not that funny.

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