[quote]The American military is holding at least four Iranians in Iraq, including men the Bush administration called senior military officials, who were seized in a pair of raids late last week aimed at people suspected of conducting attacks on Iraqi security forces, according to senior Iraqi and American officials in Baghdad and Washington.
Much about the raids and the identities of the Iranians remained unclear on Sunday. American officials offered few details. They said that an investigation was under way and that they wanted to give the Iraqi government time to figure out its position. A Bush administration official said the Iranian military officials held in custody were suspected of being members of the Quds force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. It has been involved in training members of Hezbollah and other groups that the Americans regard as terrorist organizations.[/quote]
Proof that the meddling mullahs are trying to overthrow the democratic state of Iraq, and yet… things are strangely quiet- no triumphant announcement of this from Washington
“Politically delicate”- somewhat of an understatement considering
The man of whom Bush said at that time
Now anybody who first heard that would be somewhat less impressed if they realised that His Eminence is also the commander of the Badr Brigades, whose appointee as Interior Minister basically turned the Iraqi police into an extension of the Shiite death squads.
But the reason al-Hakim was in Washington was to try to work out the Hadley plan to unite SCIRI, the Kurds, and the (Sunni) Iraqi Islamist Party in a so-called moderate government that would freeze out Moqtada sl-Sadr.
Everybody except, apparently, the Bush Administration, realises SCIRI is an Iran-dominated group, and that the Badr Brigades in particular are heavily controlled by the Quds force- they used to under the direct command of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
So a lttle embarrassing for Bush when his new bestest buddy turns out to be sneaking Iranian agents into the country to blow up Iraqi government forces.