Iran War Rollout?

Here we go again:

The nation’s top military officer said yesterday that the Pentagon is planning for “potential military courses of action” as one of several options against Iran, criticizing what he called the Tehran government’s “increasingly lethal and malign influence” in Iraq.

The military has also floated in the press the line that 75% of US casualties in Baghdad are from Iranian-trained Shia Iraqi “extremist” groups and are more linking that directly to Sadr (as opposed to before when the two were considered separate).

And this is classic:

Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, who was nominated this week to head all U.S. forces in the Middle East, is preparing a briefing soon on increased Iranian involvement in Iraq, Mullen said. The briefing will detail, for example, the discovery in Iraq of weapons that were very recently manufactured in Iran, he said.

Manufactured in Iran does not automatically mean sent at the behest of the Iranian government.  There is a little thing called the black market.

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