"There are no doubt efforts to provoke even greater violence. Ask who benefits from the utter collapse of Iraq as a nation state and work back from there."and
As to chaos in Iraq, part of the reason for engaging others is to ascertaion whehter there really is widespread neighborhood support for instability on their borders. Most responsible nations care about security on their borders.At which point it has become mandatory for me to requote this from Larisa's interview with Joe WIlson from July 05
Raw Story: And now we see that Iraq and Iran have just signed a military treaty. Is that what we wanted?
Wilson: Iran is the big winner in this.
Raw Story: Is the goal a fundamentalist military conglomerate? Is that what we wanted?
Wilson: Sitting right on the border of the Kuwait and eastern Saudi oil fields...
Raw Story: Right, if that is what we wanted…
Wilson: Then we have achieved it.
Back to Joe at FDL:
I think the Saudis will eventually have to support their Sunni cousins, just as the Turks will be tempted to support the Turkomen against the Kurds and the Iranians the shia. etc. etc. That is why it makes sense to sort this out politically if possible.
Russert had Wayne Downing on last week. Wayne is a war profiteer. He should every time be asked about his ties to the INC and about every contract he had related to post war Iraq. So should Woolsey and every other beltway bandit.heh.