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Petraeus on Iran

John on September 12, 2007 at 10:59 am

Iran should be feeling nervous right about now:

Petraeus said he and Crocker agree that “you can’t win in Iraq . . . just in Iraq.” Rather, success requires “greater involvement with respect to some of the neighboring countries, some of the source countries for foreign fighters,” he said. “And it certainly involves Iran.”

He said Iraqi leaders “have developed much greater concern about Iran’s activities, about the activities of the Quds Force with respect to the militia extremists that, in many respects, appear to be trying to create a Hezbollah-like force that they could use to gain influence in Iraq.”

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These elements have assassinated and kidnapped Iraqi governmental leaders, killed and wounded our soldiers with advanced explosive devices provided by Iran, and indiscriminately rocketed civilians in the International Zone and elsewhere,” Petraeus testified.

“It is increasingly apparent to both Coalition and Iraqi leaders that Iran, through the use of the Quds Force, seeks to turn the Iraqi Special Groups into a Hezbollah-like force to serve its interests and fight a proxy war against the Iraqi state and coalition forces in Iraq.”

Carthago Delenda Est.

[HT: Hot Air]

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