USA Today reports that agents of a country whose name begins with Ira definitely participated in the killing of 5 US servicepeople in Karbala. This was the event which caused the most direct Bush administration accusation against Iran.
This month, Army officials publicly alleged that Iran played a direct role in the Karbala attack.
The Quds Force, an elite unit of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards, helped plan and direct it with Iraqi militants, said Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner, a military spokesman.
The Quds Force, he said, supplied Shiite militias with weapons and up to $3 million a month in aid.
Gen Berner's word is supported by en Bergner's uniform which includes a fancy general star so you better take what he is saying seriously if you are a Colonel or below. Being a civilian, I assume it is bullshit.
However, there is overwhelming evidence that agents of Ira* were involved
A previously undisclosed Army investigation into an audacious January attack in Karbala that killed five U.S. soldiers concludes that Iraqi police working alongside American troops colluded with insurgents.
A column of SUVs filled with gunmen who posed as an American security team passed through Iraqi police checkpoints at a provincial headquarters in the Shiite holy city.
The investigation reveals several new details about the assault, including:
•Iraqi police suddenly vanished from the government compound before the shooting started.
•Attackers, evidently briefed on how U.S. forces would defend themselves, bottled up more than three dozen soldiers in a barracks and headquarters complex using a combination of smoke and fragment grenades and satchel charges to blow up Humvees.
•Gunmen knew exactly where to find and abduct U.S. officers.
•Iraqi vendors operating a PX and barbershop went home early.
•A back gate was left unlocked and unguarded.
Obviously we can not tolerate a government whose officers are helping our adversaries kill our troops. We have to invade Iraq.
Ooops, I forgot.
Been there done that.
Hell forget Iraq, there is clearly a stronger case for bombing the White House than for bombing Teheran (I am opposed to both approaches).