Sunday, March 30, 2008


I swear our leadership is clueless. This from Huckleberry (Lindsay) Graham this morning:

Now we have a battle with militias who are operating outside the government. … We must win this fight. The militias that we are fighting are backed by Iran. So this is an effort by Iran to destabilize Iraq.
Contrast that with this and you can see what a numb skull Graham is. Hell. If anything Iran has played a huge role in re-stabilizing Iraq in the last 24 hours. And Maliki? Seems he has friends in high places:

Ray Takeyh of the Council on Foreign Relations noted the ISCI [Maliki's party] “was essentially created by Iran, and its militia, the Badr Brigade, was trained and equipped by the Revolutionary Guards” — which the Bush administration calls a “terrorist” organization.

Journalist Gareth Porter added the Badr militia is the “most pro-Iranian political-military forces in Iraq.” In fact, ISCI leader Abdul Aziz al-Hakim “met with [Iranian Revolutionary Guard] officers to be his guests in December 2006, apparently to discuss military assistance to the Badr Organisation.”

To our idiot leaders, they're all just rag heads. No seriously. I don't think Graham is spinning. I think he seriously is clueless about the actual politics of the region, lumping anyone who is "against" the U.S. automatically allied with Iran. And the scariest part (aside from being a sitting U.S. Senator) is that Graham is a huge friend and adviser to McCain.

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