Wednesday, February 14, 2007

More 'Proof' of Iran's Involvement ... or ... Ehh, not so much

posted by The Sailor @ 6:39 PM Permalink

Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called into question assertions by three senior U.S. military officials in Baghdad on Sunday who said the highest levels of Iranian government were responsible for arming Shiite militants in Iraq with the bombs
On Monday, Pace said he had no firm knowledge that the Iranian government had sanctioned the arming of the insurgents

Navy Adm. William J. Fallon, the top commander in the Middle East, said he didn't know.

"I have no idea who may be actually hands-on in this stuff
a U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad would not confirm recent military statements that Iran's leadership is directing the production of an armor-piercing explosive said to be supplied to extremists in Iraq.

"I think people want to make an inference," Maj. Gen. William Caldwell said at a briefing. "I think people want to hype this up.

At a White House press conference Wednesday, Mr. Bush acknowledged that the United States had no proof that top Iranian leaders such as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had approved the shipment of the explosively formed penetrators.
"What's worse? That the [Iranian government] knew? Or that it didn't know?" said Bush
Just to recap; An Army general and official spokesman, on the record, says it's hype. The top military commander in the Middle East says he has no idea and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says he has no proof. And finally, Bush says he has no proof.

What's worse, Bush getting caught lying about it or getting caught lying about it and still trying to justify it?


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