An Iranian in the Green Zone

I always find stories like the one below from the BBC to be rather a strange way, that is.

We hear of Iran and its connection to the dreaded "axis of evil" and we hear how they are aiding the insurgency with weaponry, essentially that they are an enemy of the US...and then we see that Iran's president visits the occupied country and leaves us with a statement that is so true that it inevitably sounds threatening. If we could but grasp the truth in his departing words.

An Iranian in the Green Zone
By Hugh Sykes BBC News, Baghdad
Mr Maliki (r) told Mr Ahmadinejad
Iran had "helped enormously"

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad travelled from Baghdad airport to the city centre in a black BMW with a heavily armed escort.

He was welcomed by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani at his compound near the River Tigris. They stood solemnly side by side as a band played the national anthems of each country, starting with Iran's.
Asked about this and about the visit, US military spokesman Adm Gregory Smith said Washington welcomed positive influence from Iran, but added that Tehran needed to "find ways to turn around" what he termed negative influence in Iraq.

Iran says much the same about the US - before he left Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told reporters: "It is the American practice to present others as guilty wherever they are defeated. Is it not funny that those with 160,000 forces in Iraq accuse us of interference?" (More...)



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