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Iraqi and Iranian authorities slammed the United States on Monday for having arrested several Iranians who were visiting Iraq.
The U.S. National Security Council confirmed that the American military arrested at least four Iranians in raids during the past week in Iraq, including two diplomats.
President Bush's national security adviser, Stephen Hadley, and officials from the U.S. State Department and the Iraqi government are involved in the delicate discussions over the fate of the detainees...
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
This appears to me to further support the suspicion that the Iraqi government is no more than a puppet government, installed by the US for looks rather than to actually run their own country.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
(BTW - my opinion on the 'extra' 50,000 troops going over is this - it's 3 years too late. It should have been done FIRST to stop the insurgents. Doing it now, when we are supposedly withdrawing and turning over control, makes no sense)