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Iranian Entanglements
National Review ^ | 21 March 08 | Christopher W. Holton

Posted on 03/21/2008 8:11:27 AM PDT by LSUfan

Iranian Entanglements

McCain was right the first time — Iran is helping al-Qaeda in Iraq.

By Christopher W. Holton

In recent weeks, two news reports have circulated about Iran’s relationship with al-Qaeda. On Tuesday, March 18, Sen. John McCain repeatedly stated that Iran was aiding al-Qaeda in Iraq. Later, however, he retracted this statement.

Senator McCain was right the first time. In fact, al-Qaeda and Iran have a rather long history of cooperation.

A few days before Senator McCain’s unfortunate retraction, a senior military adviser to the Barack Obama campaign, retired Air Force general Merrill McPeak, was quoted in the March 15 edition of the Washington Times as saying, “Iran is a big enemy of al-Qaeda.”

General McPeak’s statement is astonishing for its ignorance, especially coming from a flag-rank retired military officer.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; iran; iraq; mccain; oif; wot

1 posted on 03/21/2008 8:11:27 AM PDT by LSUfan
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To: LSUfan

Bump


2 posted on 03/21/2008 8:20:11 AM PDT by nuconvert (There are bad people in the pistachio business.)
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To: LSUfan

“General McPeak’s statement is astonishing for its ignorance, especially coming from a flag-rank retired military officer.”

not surprising, coming from this particular GO, the guy whose claim to fame was to bring us the airline pilot-looking service dress (don’t GET me started).

Colonel, USAFR


3 posted on 03/21/2008 8:27:46 AM PDT by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: LSUfan
Did McCain 'Mispeak' about Iranian help for AQ in Iraq?
4 posted on 03/21/2008 1:32:17 PM PDT by neverdem
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