Here’s something that would almost be funny in an alternate universe or a comedy about the dangers of hubris. The NY times is telling us that Iraq is asking for help with its security — from Iran.
“We had a good discussion with Mr. Ahmadinejad,” [Iraqi Prime Minister] Maliki said at a news conference in Tehran, the Iranian capital, after the two met. “Even in security issues, there is no barrier in the way of coöperation.”
The bedfellowship appears to be mutual, as
Mr. Ahmadinejad said that “Iran will give its assistance to establish complete security in Iraq because Iraq’s security is Iran’s security.”
But wait … isn’t Iran supposed to be a bad guy for working on uranium enrichment and making nukes and bla bla bla?
Nice one, George. You gonna crush the government you just got done insisting was democratically elected now? It’s obvious this one caught the US propaganda machine totally by surprise:
Mr. Maliki’s visit came at a time when the American ambassador in Baghdad, Zalmay Khalilzad, and American military commanders have increasingly accused elements in Iran of stoking violence in Iraq.
I guess American “intelligence” is still working every bit as well as it was in, say, August of 2001. (Or at least the “intelligence” in the White House is.) The US is being cautious about saying anything, but the State Department admits Iranian involvement in Iraqi affairs “is something that we remain concerned about.” But that doesn’t seem to matter to those wacky Iraqis.
“All the political, security and economic accords that have been signed with the Islamic republic’s officials will be carried out,” [Maliki] said.
Looks like Iraq might end up getting its hands on WMDs after all, huh?
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