…behind the scenes, however, the president’s top aides have been engaged in an intensive internal debate over how to respond to iran’s support for shiite muslim groups in iraq and its nuclear program. vice president dick cheney several weeks ago proposed launching airstrikes at suspected training camps in iraq run by the quds force, a special unit of the iranian revolutionary guard corps, according to two u.s. officials who are involved in iran policy.
the debate has been accompanied by a growing drumbeat of allegations about iranian meddling in iraq from u.s. military officers, administration officials and administration allies outside government and in the news media. it isn’t clear whether the media campaign is intended to build support for limited military action against iran, to pressure the iranians to curb their support for shiite groups in iraq or both. […..]
cheney, who’s long been skeptical of diplomacy with iran, argued for military action if hard new evidence emerges of iran’s complicity in supporting anti-american forces in iraq; for example, catching a truckload of fighters or weapons crossing into iraq from iran, one official said.
Meanwhile, from Reuter’s… a picture speaks a thousand words.
Makes me wonder what the wingut faithful think about the antichrist holding hands with the Prime Minister of Iraq. Can’t you just feel the love?