Tuesday, June 10, 2003
Iran -- home to neocons?: President George W. Bush and his neoconservative handlers have been joined in their plot to justify the war against Iraq from an unlikely source -- Iran.
An Iranian government official with ties to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Tehran sides with the Americans on one big issue — Saddam Hussein's weapons.
"Yes, we agree with the Americans. Our intelligence indicated that Iraq did possess weapons of mass destruction and was hiding them from the U.N.," the official said.
The official, from the top ranks of Iran's cleric-led government, asked to remain anonymous amid escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran.
He went on to say that the big question is, "What did the Iraqis do with these weapons?"
Although Tehran does not know where these weapons may be today, there is a strong suspicion that some may have filtered onto local black markets.
Surprising and scary -- if in fact WMDs have made it into the hands of terrorists -- and we know there are terrorists in Iran. So, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and Los Angeles Times columnist Robert Scheer can ad Iran's ayatollahs to those plotting to take control of Iraq's oil.
Politics makes strange bedfellows -- in more ways than one.