Meet Iraq’s New BFF
And his country, Iran, has “deepening influence” in Iraq.
Declaring his visit “a new chapter” in Iran’s relations with Iraq, the Iranian leader signaled that his country now rivals the United States, the chief financial and military backer of Iraq’s government, in terms of influence.
And we created this. After the 8-year Iran-Iraq war, where we sided with Saddam Hussein before then deposing him, it took US intervention to bring these two countries together.
At the start of his two-day visit Sunday, Ahmadinejad sought to illustrate his nation’s rising power in Iraq and the region. He announced a $1 billion low-interest loan to help reconstruct Iraq, and he was welcomed with a red-carpet ceremony, a marching band and much fanfare.
Iran has a Shiite government. So does Iraq, now that we went and changed things. So, if you supported Bush’s war and also support the neo-cons’ Iran war-mongering, you have some ‘splaining to do.Click here for reuse options!
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