From the LA Times-
WASHINGTON — Bush administration officials acknowledged Friday that they had yet to compile evidence strong enough to back up publicly their claims that Iran is fomenting violence against U.S. troops in Iraq.In the wake of the WMD debacle, it is just natural for anyone to be skeptical about any Bush administration claims in regards to Iraq or Iran. Where is the proof Iran is responsible for attacks on US troops.
Administration officials have long complained that Iran was supplying Shiite Muslim militants with lethal explosives and other materiel used to kill U.S. military personnel. But despite several pledges to make the evidence public, the administration has twice postponed the release — most recently, a briefing by military officials scheduled for last Tuesday in Baghdad.
There may be proof out there, but in the least likely of places. Washington Post writer Thomas Ricks in his recently published book titled 'Fiasco'(A must read in TFM's opinion. Doug at Below the Beltway and Bing West concur.) reported that the more advanced IED being in Iraq of late were being made with Iranian help. Ricks was scathing in his book of how the Bush administration has handled Iraq, so one would think based Ricks may give indirect backing to what Bush is saying now. Also the recent attacks on US helicopters would seem to point to an outside source for the weapons needed for these.
Bottom line- I'd still want more proof.
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