Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Polish Threat Lives On

The administration and its mouthpieces in the military keep trying to sell us on the idea of deep Iranian involvement in Iraq. This deep involvement keeps turning out to be an artificially inflated scare tactic to try to mobilize public opinion behind the notion that we should militarily strike Iran, although God knows why this administration would want to do such a harebrained thing.

Tina Susman, writing at the LA Times blog Babylon and Beyond, reports what happened at a recent military news conference in Iraq where the army was planning to show a bunch of Iranian weapons captured in Iraq to reporters:

...A plan to show some alleged Iranian-supplied explosives to journalists last week in Karbala and then destroy them was canceled after the United States realized none of them was from Iran. A U.S. military spokesman attributed the confusion to a misunderstanding that emerged after an Iraqi Army general in Karbala erroneously reported the items were of Iranian origin.

When U.S. explosives experts went to investigate, they discovered they were not Iranian after all.

This has been another chapter in the sad story of the Polish Threat, and the sad, sad dictator whose most cherished dreams and wishes would never be fulfilled unless he could strike with all his force, and put an end to the Polish Threat forever!

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