Iran and Iraq

Make no mistake, this news that the Iraqi government is crawling to Iran to help stabalize the country is disasterous–indicative that the government has virtually given up on the United States’ ability to control violence. Coupled with a U.S. policy of engaging Iran and Syria and phased withdrawal, Iran-Iraq “cooperation” would virtually ensure domination of Iraq by the Islamic Republic. This comment was especially disheartening:

Talabani told reporters as he arrived in Tehran: “We need Iran’s comprehensive help to fight terrorism, restore security and stabilize Iraq.”

Iran fighting terrorism? That’s kind of like Oedipus hunting down the man who killed his father.