New article in the upcoming issue of U.S. News & World Report details some very interesting facts about how Iran is working to destabilize Iraq. No doubt the theocratic mullahs do not wish to have the example of a stable arab democracy at their doorstep…
It’s 10 linked pages long, so I’m not going to paste the whole thing, but I highly suggest reading it.
Here’s a money paragraph from the beginning (note the good magazine form of putting important conclusions in the beginning…):
“With the Pentagon’s stepped-up efforts to break the back of the insurgency before Iraq’s scheduled elections in late January, Iran’s efforts to destabilize Iraq have received little public attention. But a review of thousands of pages of intelligence reports by U.S. News reveals the critical role Iran has played in aiding some elements of the anti-American insurgency after Baghdad fell–and raises important questions about whether Iran will continue to try to destabilize Iraq after elections are held. The classified intelligence reports, covering the period July 2003 through early 2004, were prepared by the CIA; the Defense Intelligence Agency; the Iraq Survey Group, the 1,400-person outfit President Bush sent to Iraq to find weapons of mass destruction; the Coalition Provisional Authority; and various military commands and units in the field, including the V Corps and the Pentagon’s Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force. The reports are based on information gathered from Iraqis, Iranian dissidents, and other sources inside Iraq. U.S. News also reviewed British intelligence assessments of the postwar phase in Iraq.”