Daily Revolt

July 09, 2007

Al Qaeda Front Group in Iraq Threatens to Go to War With Iran

But I thought those two sides were buddies. George Bush told us so:
The leader of an Al Qaeda umbrella group in Iraq threatened to wage war against Iran unless it stops supporting Shiites in Iraq within two months, according to an audiotape.

Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, who leads the group Islamic State in Iraq , said his Sunni fighters have been preparing for four years to wage a battle against Shiite-dominated Iran.

How could al Qaeda join Shiites when they keep blowing up so many of that religious group:
[...]the Islamic State of Iraq leader did not mention Saturday's deadly truck bomb in Armili, a Shiite town north of Baghdad, which killed more than 100 people. The attack was among the deadliest this year in Iraq and reinforced suspicions that Al Qaeda extremists were moving north to less protected regions beyond the U.S. security crackdown in Baghdad.

Maybe this is why the Shiite leaders are telling their people to defend themselves:
Prominent Shiite and Sunni politicians called on Iraqi civilians to take up arms to defend themselves after a weekend of violence that claimed more than 220 lives, including 60 who died Sunday in a surge of bombings and shootings around Baghdad.

The calls reflect growing frustration with the inability of Iraqi security forces to prevent extremist attacks.

That's probably why we should be getting out:
The Iraqi government is unlikely to meet any of the political and security goals President Bush set for it in January when he announced a major shift in US policy, according to senior administration officials closely involved in the matter.

As they prepare an interim report due by July 15, officials are marshaling alternative evidence of progress to persuade Congress to continue supporting the war.

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