I'm pretty sure I heard this one before. " - The Hold Steady, The Cattle and the Creeping Things
This from the folks at ABCNews:
U.S. officials say they have found smoking-gun evidence of Iranian support for terrorists in Iraq: brand-new weapons fresh from Iranian factories. According to a senior defense official, coalition forces have recently seized Iranian-made weapons and munitions that bear manufacturing dates in 2006.
This suggests, say the sources, that the material is going directly from Iranian factories to Shia militias, rather than taking a roundabout path through the black market. "There is no way this could be done without (Iranian) government approval," says a senior official.I can't say this is a surprise. WND has been reporting this sort of thing for months, if not years; that they lacked a "smoking-gun" is irrelevant, as it wasn't hard to see why their assertion would be valid. The Iranians do not benefit from a U.S. presence in Iraq--of course, neither do the Iraqis, but that's a different story--thus they have attempted to remove that presence. They're doing a good job.
It remains to be seen whether Bush tries to clamor support for an invasion of Iran. I can't say I'd bet on it, but it's not beyond the pale either. The other option, of course, is simply to withdraw. Any day now...