Aug 29, 2007

Bush threatens to confront Iran over alleged support for Iraqi insurgents

George Bush yesterday ramped up the war of words between the US and Iran, accusing Tehran of threatening to place the Middle East under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust and revealing that he had authorised US military commanders in Iraq to "confront Tehran's murderous activities".
In a speech designed to shore up US public opinion behind his unpopular strategy in Iraq, the president reserved his strongest words for the regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which he accused of openly supporting violent forces within Iraq. Iran, he said, was responsible for training extremist Shia factions in Iraq, supplying them with weapons, including sophisticated roadside bombs. Iran has denied all these accusations.

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State Department Dismisses Letter, Which Excoriates U.S. Policies in Iraq, Israel

Excerpt from Letter:

The five-page letter, which was both conciliatory in references to "Noble Americans" and scathing in lambasting Jewish influence in the United States, said there is an urgent need for dialogue between Iranians and Americans because of the "tragic consequences" of U.S. intervention abroad.

In Iraq, he wrote, hundreds of thousands have been killed, maimed or displaced, while terrorism has grown "exponentially" and daily life has become a challenge. "With the presence of the US military in Iraq, nothing has been done to rebuild the ruins, to restore the infrastructure or to alleviate poverty," he wrote. ". . . I consider it extremely unlikely that you, the American people, consent to the billions of dollars . . . from your treasury for this military misadventure."

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2 comments:

Anon-Paranoid said...

I've said this many times now over the course of 9 months to a year.

War is coming with Iran, prepare for it. Because come Hell or High Water he won't be satisfied until he starts World War III.

Just like his surrogate father Adolph Hitler started World War II.

God Bless.

Carol said...

Anon - I couldn't agree more. He will not be satisfied until he gets us all nuked. He will never admit that he is wrong and that he made a mistake. I am glad that I am old and have enjoyed my life as I don't think we have much longer in this world. I just hope it will be quick and relatively painless....