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Iran Still Funding Terrorists in Iraq

Posted by Joshua Price on March 6, 2008

U.S. military leaders yesterday said Shi’ite Muslim extremists in Iraq still being funded by Iran pose a risk to the reduced levels of violence there, and that planned withdrawals of troops will be reassessed this summer.

“[M]ultiple strains of violent extremism remain a threat to the government and populace, and some of these groups benefit from external support,” Adm. William J. Fallon, top commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Why are still dealing with this? Why are we continuing the diplomatic route with the Hitler of Iran when, unsurprisingly, it isn’t working?

What’s disturbing is it sounds like the military wants to continue to pursue this strategy:

“I think we have to keep the pressure on them,” said Gen. Odierno, the former No. 2 U.S. commander in Iraq. “What they ought to stop doing is training surrogates, funding surrogates and supplying weapons to them, which they are still doing today.”

But what’s really amazing is that the Pentagon admits the current approach hasn’t worked:

At the Pentagon, Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno said Iran has not lived up to its promise to stop supplying weapons and training to insurgents in Iraq.

It’s time to take the Hitler of Iran out. I agree with conservative talker Michael Savage when he said on Tuesday’s show that we should have taken him out on his visit to Iraq.

That’s raises another point: why in the world was even allowed to set one foot in Iraq after what he has orchestrated? Could it be that some Iraqis are stabbing us in the back?

I’m tired of everything about the Hitler of Iran. I’m tired of hearing him denying the Holocaust; I’m tired of him spewing anti-Semitic and anti-American rhetoric; I’m tired of his lies regarding Iran’s nuclear ambitions; I’m tired of his actions in Iraq; I’m tired of his Iranian Revolutionary Guard Forces provoking our U.S. war ships; and finally, I’m tired of his threats.

What more do we need to go on? Do we need Iran to bomb Israel before we taker a harder stance?

I guess so.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080305/NATION/959559456/1002/NATION

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