Tales from the Captain Obvious Files: Iran/Iraq edition

The people we pay to mismanage our foreign policy are at it again. This time the threat is the fact Iran is training and supplying (and covertly assisting inside Iraq) Inssurgents

Shut up. You mean the Iranian Theocratic-Socialist Republic is helping people attack “The Great Satan”

First at Bat Joe “Joementum” Lieberman

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut and chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, said over the weekend the United States should be prepared to use military force to stop Iran from training and equipping Iraqi militants blamed for the deaths of U.S. troops in Iraq.

Iran has denied supplying Iraqis with armor-piercing munitions and U.S. officials say they cannot prove complicity on the part of the Tehran government.

But Lieberman, appearing on CBS’ Sunday program “Face the Nation,” said the United States had “good evidence” that Iraqis were being trained to use the weapons at a camp inside Iran. He advocated a military strike in retaliation, saying much of the job could be done with air strikes.

But Harry Reid puts on the Captain Obvious Hat

“The invasion of (Iran) is only going to destabilize that part of the world more,” Reid said on Monday after speaking at a forum hosted by the Center for American Progress think tank.

“I know Joe means well, but I don’t agree with him,” the Nevada Democrat added. He advocated continued diplomatic efforts with Iran instead.

err didn’t say Invasion but of course Invasion or Setting Iran up the Bomb will destabilize the region because Generally when you bomb countries in the region they don’t tend to become more stable.

I think Iran is wanting a reason to launch a “Defensive” war and is being pretty aggressive trying to goad us.

Seconding the Captain Obviousness a Think Tank guy

Analysts described Lieberman’s comments as an escalation of official U.S. rhetoric. Up to now, officials including President George W. Bush have vowed to confront any Iranian networks found inside Iraq.

“This takes it across the border,” said Ray Takeyh, an Iran expert at the Council on Foreign Relations.

But not to be out done the UN is there to complete the obviousness trifecta

UN envoy Terje Roed-Larsen has warned that the Middle East could see full-scale war.

He said a fresh effort was needed to contain the current violence, or energetic diplomacy to try to bring peace.

“The picture which emerges is very dark, and apparently getting darker,” he said.

“So there are reasons for real concerns in the international community.”

and I say “Thank You, Captain Obvious.”

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