Now and Again

NOW AND AGAIN….McClatchy reports on the latest allegations against Iran:

For the first time, the U.S. military said on Sunday that Iranian soldiers are in Iraq training insurgents to attack American forces.

Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, a top U.S. commander who is in charge of a large swath of Iraq south of Baghdad, believes there are about 50 members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps in his battlefield area, military spokeswoman Maj. Alayne Conway said.

Serious stuff. How will prime minister Nouri al-Maliki respond?

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accepted an invitation to visit neighboring Iraq, Iran’s foreign minister said on Sunday, a move that would be unlikely to be welcomed by the United States.

Why yes. I imagine that is unlikely to be welcomed by the U.S. But then, Maliki doesn’t really care much about what the U.S. does and doesn’t welcome, does he? I’d say he’s been pretty clear about that for quite a while now.

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