Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Reaping the Whirlwind

The Iraq Occupation is a complex enough beast that it supports many little pet theories. When Larry Franklin was nailed for passing classified information, I developed one that he was a pivotal figure working on behalf of Iranian intelligence -- that Iran maneuvered us into Iraq to weaken America and remove Saddam. And, if a bright light is ever shown on the ramp up to our invasion, I expect that it'll show Iran helped things along materially at the very least.

If we do invade Iran, this will be bad for them. Bad for us, but worse for them. And we wouldn't have gotten anywhere close to it without strong presences in Afghanistan and Iraq, so that'll've been a little ironic.

One of the few things I envy about the lives of people in the future is that they'll have a much better perspective on the various debacles at the start of 21st Century America.

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