It's really very simple.
While the Neocons plan to eliminate a phantom threat, Iraq with a single nuke, the Iranians can eliminate an entire army.
Does the WH and CENTCOM really think that Sistani and the Shia clerics will let bombs fall unhindered on Iran?
Have they considered the consequences of Sistani saying that an American attack on Iran is a cause for all Iraqi shia to wage jihad?
While the Mahdi Army lays low, waiting for the US to get stupid and take them on, it seems no one has considered what happend if Bush bombs Iran.
The Iranians have planned this for years. They and their friends will act. But what happens when the Iraqis feel bombing Shia holy sites in Iran is an attack on them?
What's even worse is the pretense that the Iraqis have any loyalty to the US.
posted by Steve @ 1:37:00 AM