US war chiefs: Iran's strategy backfires

Crocker claimed that militias loyal to anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr had alienated many Iraqis, and Iran's reputation suffered because Iraqis take it as a given that the militias are backed by Iran.

//www.twincities.com/politics/ci_8862807?nclick_check=1



Petraeus Says Iranian-Backed Groups Are Greatest Threat to Iraq

The so-called "special groups,'' which are funded, trained and armed by Iran, played a "destructive role'' in the recent clashes between extremist militias and Iraqi government forces in Basra and Baghdad, Petraeus said.

//tinyurl.com/44m6tv



Iranian Government Slams US Over Fresh Iraq Accusations

"This report indicates that despite the surge, whose result has been more killing, the Americans have not been able to reach their announced goals in Iraq," Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said in a statement.

//tinyurl.com/42xm8s



Matthew Rothschild: Petraeus Prepares the Battlefield for Iran

I watched much of General Petraeus's testimony. And what jumped out at me were the bellicose comments he made about Iran.

//www.progressive.org/mag_wx040808



Experts, Senators Diverge Over Ways to Impose Tougher Sanctions on Iran

Despite the December 2007 National Intelligence Estimate that concluded Iran had halted part of its nuclear weapons program, there was no question the country was pursuing nuclear weapons.

//public.cq.com/docs/cqt/news110-000002700234.html



Iran's nuclear armament will aid Islamic terror

"Iran's nuclear armament poses an existential threat to Israel, because it will provide a 'nuclear umbrella' to fundamentalist Islamic terror," Likud Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday.

//www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3529763,00.html


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