October 7, 2007

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The general the right wing insists must be above politics is still touting White House talking points with little to no back up, but insisting on its veracity. Apparently, the Bush administration has not only not learned the lessons of Vietnam, but they haven't learned the lessons of Iraq either, because those war drums are even louder, with Gen. Petraeus setting the beat.

Let's be very clear. There is no debate, that the individuals who we have detained, are Quds force members, and the individual detained in Northern Iraq. Let's be very clear about this. We have absolute assurance, of who he is, what he has done in the past, what he has provided in terms of accelerants, what his position is, in the Quds force. Again, these are not in question.
The Quds force controls the policy for Iraq, there should be no confusion about that either. The ambassador is a Quds force member. Now he has diplomatic immunity and therefore he is, obviously, not subject...and he is acting as a diplomat.

Why is there no debate, General? Could it be that the Bush administration won't allow it? The Quds force of which he speaks are the "Special Forces" of the Revolutionary Guard..warning bells going off yet? Capitalizing on the fact that few Americans bother to learn the difference between Shi'a and Sunni forces (Iranians are Shi'a and supportive of the newly established Iraqi government. The civil war is being fought against the Sunnis, who are being supported and armed by Saudi Arabia, not that Bush or Petraeus would ever admit to it) or who we're supporting, General Petraeus intimates smears against the Iranian ambassador and dismisses any discussion of the Iranian detainees we have and why. Note that the EFP used in the video claimed to be provided by these Qud forces has western (not Persian or Arabic) lettering. But they have absolute assurance...

Deja vu, all over again...

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