OK, this begins to get a bit silly, actually. . .
U.S. general: No evidence Iran is arming Iraqis – Conflict in Iraq – MSNBC.com
JAKARTA, Indonesia – A top U.S. general said Tuesday there was no evidence the Iranian government was supplying Iraqi insurgents with highly lethal roadside bombs, apparently contradicting claims by other U.S. military and administration officials.
Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said U.S. forces hunting down militant networks that produced roadside bombs had arrested Iranians and that some of the material used in the devices were made in Iran.
This would seem more of a scandal if only we had not heard this all before. Time and time again before. The format never changes. The Administration forces someone within the Armed Services or some other part of the Executive Branch to make claims that simply cannot be backed up, then within a week, someone else comes out and says that it’s all bollocks.
It gets to the point where there’s no need for Congressional investigation or even journalistic investigation: all that is required is a week or less of silence, and presto! The Admin’s full of shit again. This is fortunate, because we live in a country where Congressional and journalistic investigation are things spoken of in the past-tense.
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2 replies on “Guess What? No Evidence. . .”
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, my naive friend. Wouldn’t it be safer to bomb them just to be on the safe side?
Ooh! Good point, I hadn’t thought of that. Right-o, bombs away!