Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Bush Blames Iran For Helping Insurgents
President Bush on Monday blamed Iran directly for helping Shi'ite militias in Iraq build more effective and powerful roadside bombs, the most lethal weapon facing the United States military and coalition forces. The IED's, or improvised explosive devices, is the weapon that is responsible for more tan half of the U.S. combat deaths. The IED's are very effective and simple weapons to use, and place the terrorist at a very low risk, which is why the attacks from these weapons have increased steadily.
" Some of the most powerful IED's we're seeing in Iraq today include components that came from Iran." said President Bush speaking to an audience at George Washington University. " Our Director of National Intelligence, John Negroponte, told the congress Tehran has been responsible for at least some of the increasing lethality of anti-coalition attacks by proving Shia' militia with the capability to build improvised explosive devices in Iraq. Coalition forces have seized IED's and components that were clearly produced in Iran."
The President's comments follow strong and clear statements from two senior cabinet members. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that the United States faces " no greater challenge from a single country than from Iran." Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld accused Iran of not only sending bomb technology into Iraq, but also of sending members of an elite force of it's Republican Guards.
This only shows the contempt they have for our country and our efforts in Iraq, but what is also does is make them partially responsible for the deaths of American soldiers. Iran's time will come of this I have no doubt, and I for one am truly grateful that I have leaders who are standing up to these cowards.