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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Condi and Half-Truths

On CNN's Late Edition, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice was asked by Wolf Blitzer whether the US has evidence that Iran is influencing the Iraqi political situation--implying tht Iran is sending more than moral support to Iraq's Shiite Moslems. That is, the story put out by the US admin is nebulous about what Iran is doing. ...

I do not support Iran's meddling in Iraq. Yet, for the US admin to make such indefinite accusations without acknowledging its own meddling in Iran's internal affairs is just another sign of this admin's programme of disinformation and sleight-of-hand.

Wolf Blitzer let this charade pass unnoticed, accepting Rice's assertions without asking about the presence and activities of US forces near the Iranian border.

These facts on the ground appear to suggest provocative acts that any nation would consider suspicious and worthy of response. Thus, while the US accuses Iran of meddling in Iraq's internal affairs--without brnging forth much proof--the US does exactly the same thing in Iran.

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