IRAN AND IRAQ….Is Secretary of Defense Robert Gates trying to suggest that Iranian explosive devices are responsible for 70% of U.S. casualties in Iraq? Hard to say. Maybe he just didn’t realize quite what he was implying. Laura Rozen has the story here.

Normally this wouldn’t be too big a deal. And it probably still isn’t. But clever juxtaposition is apparently what convinced half of all Americans that Iraq was responsible for 9/11 (see here), so it’s worth keeping an eye on this kind of stuff.