Cheat-Seeking Missles

Thursday, February 23, 2006


I've pulled an earlier post about Iraq, Iran and the mosque bombing. Blame it on vacation spaciness ... it was completely flawed. Thanks to Pat for bringing it to my somewhat too relaxed attention, and apologies to those of you who read it scratching your heads.

There was a grain of truth to it though ... what's going on in Iraq could become a much greater distraction for Iran, and a distracted Iran is a very, very good thing in these final days/months of its bombquest.

Witness the President of the asylum's comments today:

On Thursday, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blamed the United States and Israel for the destruction of a Shiite shrine's golden dome in Iraq, saying it was the work of "defeated Zionists and occupiers."

Speaking to a crowd of thousands on a tour of southwestern Iran, the president referred to the destruction of the Askariya mosque dome in Samarra on Wednesday, which the Iraqi government has blamed on insurgents.

"They invade the shrine and bomb there because they oppose God and justice," Ahmadinejad said, referring to the U.S.-led multinational forces in Iraq. (source)

Ahmadinejad's rhetoric is turning off a significant part of the Iranian public. The conclusion of my erroneous post is still true:

An unfocused Mullatocracy in Iran gives the forces of freedom there an advantage. Let's hope Iraq stays calm, but if that proves too much too hope far, let's hope the Mullahs in Tehran step in their own mess and lose their tenuous grip on power.

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