What’s Going Down In Iran?

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First, the US is apparently reversing their policy and talking to Iran and Syria.

That’s good…

The United States and the Iraqi government are launching a new diplomatic initiative to invite Iran and Syria to a neighbors meeting on stabilizing Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday.

“We hope that all governments seize this opportunity to improve their relations with Iraq and to work for peace and stability in the region,” Rice said in remarks prepared for delivery to a Senate committee. Excerpts were released in advance by the State Department. […]

“I am pleased to announce that we are also supporting the Iraqis in a new
diplomatic offensive: to build greater support, both within the region and beyond, for peace and prosperity in Iraq,” Rice said, adding that U.S. and Iraqi officials agree that success in Iraq requires the positive support of Iraq’s neighbors.

However, what about this troubling report from Seymour Hersh about the US funding Sunnis groups that are fighting against Shias? You’ve heard about this right?

Well, here’s Hersh talking to Wolf Blitzer about this brewing scandal.

Hey Congress! Time to start digging!

  • bob in fl

    The question is, will Congress do anything? Kennedy had planned to make the CIA more transparent before his assassination. Johnson killed it. I think I remember Congress addressing the problem after Viet Nam, & again after Iran Contra. Obviously, they didn’t do the job well enough.

    Now we have a Congress hamstrung due to a sizable Republican minority in the Senate, as we have already seen. Unless the Republicans start abandoning the Bush/Cheney ship, nothing will be done till at least 2009.

    Of course, the right wing will dismiss Hersh’s report simply because it appears in “The New Yorker”. It would help if Negroponte went public with his views, but that is not likely to happen. The Cheney administration has a long track record of firing people who disagrees with him.