He Who Must Be Obeyed
The Man who Must Not Be Questioned, St. Petraeus of Defeating The Barbarian Hordes, says Iran's behind all the trouble in Iraq:
FORWARD OPERATING BASE CALDWELL, Iraq (CNN) -- Although America's top general in Iraq called al Qaeda "the wolf closest to the sled," he said sectarian fighting among militias fueled by Iran could be the biggest long-term challenge for Iraq.
Gen. David Petraeus, in an interview with CNN's Jim Clancy near the Iranian border in Diyala province, said, "Militias could potentially be the long-term problem for Iraq, if you assume that we can continue to make progress against al Qaeda," Petraeus said.
Well, y'see? If we're going to win in Iraq we HAVE to attack Iran! It only makes sense!
But, Petraeus added, there was "no question" that Iranian arms were ending up in the hands of the Iraqi militias and there was "no debate" that six Iranians detained by the U.S. military in northern Iraq are Iranian Quds force members, the Iranian unit accused by the United States of training and arming insurgents.
"There's no question, absolutely no question that Iran is providing advanced RPGs [rocket-propelled grenades], RPG 29s," Petraeus said.
"It has provided some shoulder-fired, Stinger-like air-defense missiles. It has provided the explosively formed projectiles and it has provided 244 mm rockets, in addition to mortars, mortar rounds and other small-arms ammunition."
Petraeus also said the Iranians "are implicated in the assassination of some governors in the southern provinces."
Yeah, I wonder where else those militias could have possibly gotten their arms from.
(Oh, I'm sorry! Was that contentious? Did I actually contradict His Eminence Sir David of Baghdad? CENSURE! CENSURE!)
He said one indication the Quds force controls Iranian policy is that Iran's ambassador to Iraq, Hassan Kazzem Qomi, is a member of the the group. Qomi, who has diplomatic immunity, could not immediately be reached for a reaction.
Um, the name's Hassan Kazemi Qomi, guys, and evidently he's a FORMER member of Quds.
Christ, would even simple fact-checking be contradicting and therefore demeaning His Highness Lord Conqueror of Iraq Defeater of the Dark Islamofascibolshiveik Menace?
Yes, I'm sorry to say - I PERSONALLY have now, by pointing out that Gen. Petraeus is wrong, cost us victory in Iraq. IT'S ALL MY FAULT. *hangs head in shame*