The Iranian Valiye-Faqih or "Jurisprudent Guardian" -- (or, as we say here in Texas -- the Supreme Dictator), Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told the Iraqi Prime Minister today that Iraq would be calmer if US forces would just leave.
Yeah, that's rich, isn't it ? Like the German Fuhrer telling the French Head of State what's best for France. Wait a minute, that happened: back in World War II, when what was left of France was effectively a German puppet, sort of the same arrangement the Iranians are today looking for Iraq to embrace.
You've got to remember, though, that good old Ali Shah, as he's affectionately known here -- knows what he's talking about, when he implicitly promises to deliver an end to the daily mass murder of civilians if Iraq goes down on all-fours and assumes the position. Iranian intelligence and military authorities are busily supplying the rebels in Iraq with tons of munitions. As an aside, wouldn't it be nice if Ali Shah and Mad Jad could be reminded that smuggling and gun-running can go both ways ?
Maybe Prime Minister al-Maliki should have pointed out that the easiest way for US forces to leave Iraq would be simply to move them into Iran. . .
Food for thought, eh Ali ?