It's important to note that while Putz calls for acts of war against the Iranians, General Pace, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, says we don't know to what degree they're involved in Iraq (via Kos).
We know that the explosively formed projectiles are manufactured in Iran. What I would not say is that the Iranian government, per se, knows about this.
It is clear that Iranians are involved, and it's clear that materials from Iran are involved, but I would not say by what I know that the Iranian government clearly knows or is complicit.
Heh. Yglesias chimes in.
I mean, how is this going to work?...American agents are infiltrating Iran killing Iranian scientists and religious leaders and none of them get caught. How? Are there really dozens of Farsi-speaking ninjas working for the CIA?UPDATE 3
The hammering continues.
That's right, an American law professor is saying that the United States should have started an extra-judicial assassination campaign three years ago.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised. If you accept that United States may kidnap anyone, anywhere in the world and have them tortured in the name of counter-terrorism, it's not such a stretch to suppose that U.S. is also entitled to murder civilians to put pressure on unfriendly governments. Unfortunately, that practice is better known as "terrorism."
Lindsay is clearly very shrill and unserious and possibly terror-emboldening.
And it continues. Putz has really stepped in it.
Obsidian Wings: "Glaringly absent from the Reynoldian utopia is any notion of what would happen in the wake of these things that we would like to happen. Or, frankly, any demonstrated education relevant to, or history of, his or Mr. Hewitt's abilities to make such predictions.