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WASHINGTON, DC, United States (UPI) -- No sooner did the United States invade Iraq in March 2003 than Iran poured hundreds of agents into Iraq to aid the majority Shiites in consolidating a sudden geopolitical bonus -- majority control (60 percent) over the minority Sunnis (20 percent) that had kept them in vassalage for generations. This was payback time.
Before the end of 2003, the Jordanian intelligence service informed the CIA that 'several hundred thousand had come across the (900-mile-long) Iranian border, including Iraqi Shiite refugees who had escaped when Saddam attacked Iran in 1980 (a war that lasted eight years with about one million killed on both sides). Thus, several hundred Iranian Revolutionary Guards came in and scattered to major cities to train volunteers for the two principal Shiite militia -- the Mahdi army and Badr organization.
Almost four years later every major power and smaller regional players are involved in Iraq, stirring their own brew to be consumed after the United States leaves Iraq. When President Bush says, 'we will seek out and destroy the networks providing advanced weaponry and training to our enemies in Iraq,' he knows this campaign cannot be confined to Iraq. The challenge, says Bush, 'is playing out across the broader Middle East' and 'it is the decisive ideological struggle of our time.' Clearly, this cannot be undertaken without going outside Iraq to disrupt the privileged sanctuaries of self-avowed enemies.
Originally posted by ThePieMaN
ask Mr. Lieberman which Middle Eastern countries/leaders he spent his time in for those 10 days