Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Iraqi Official: Iran Is 'Number One Enemy'

Now this is a welcome development.

Iraq's defense minister on Wednesday accused neighboring Iran and Syria of supporting terrorists in his war-ravaged country.

The 1980-88 Iraq-Iran war was more or less a stand-off (in large part because we propped up Saddam, but who wants to go over that old ground, right?).

So now we are doing a bang-up job of creating an ungoverned, ungovernable Iraq with no effective military. And we are shocked, shocked to learn that it is shark bait for one of the most fundamentist regimes in the region (excluding our good buddies in Saudi Arabia, but again, wouldn't be prudent to go there...)

Remember Bambi vs. Godzilla? If Dubya tries to go down the path I think he was planning to head down -- hold a meaningless, violence-studded election, declare mission REALLY accomplished, and get the hell out of Dodge, The Islamic fundies are going to move in so fast that they can wave bye-bye to the last chopper-loads of American soldiers and civilians (kinda like Saigon 1975, but let's not bring up unpleasant memories).

On the other hand, it does provide a perfect excuse to invade Iran....


Blogger Gindy said...

Iran has always been enemy number one.

10:33 AM  

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