Sunday, February 11, 2007

Build up, AGAIN??

The sabre rattling against the Iranians appears to be growing.  To what end?  Is the US about to enter another conflict?  Everything that is happening has a familiar feel to the build up to war in Iraq.
From Reuters :
A senior defense official from the U.S.-led Multinational Force in Baghdad told a briefing that 170 coalition troops had been killed by Iranian-made roadside bombs known as explosively formed penetrators (EFPs) that he said were smuggled into Iraq.

Officials showed reporters fragments of what they said were Iranian-manufactured weapons, including one part of an EFP -- which is strong enough to penetrate the armor of an Abrams tank -- and parts of 81 mm and 60 mm mortar bombs.

On the one hand, I don't doubt the Iranians, at some level, are involved.  On the other, I can' help but be suspicious of an administration that got it so wrong last time.

Fact is, right now we have two wars.  In Afghanistan, things are not going well.  In Iraq, the strategy is a disaster.

Let's not pick any more fights.

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