This is a worrying article for Armistice Day, contractors in Iraq are being pressured to come up with “evidence” implicating Iran.
Micah Brose, a privately contracted interrogator working for American forces in Iraq, near the Iranian border, told The Observer that information on Iran is 'gold'. The claim comes after Washington imposed sanctions on Iran last month, citing both its nuclear ambitions and its Revolutionary Guards' alleged support of Shia insurgents in Iraq. Last week the US military freed nine Iranians held in Iraq, including two it had accused of links to the Revolutionary Guards' Qods Force.
Brose, 30, who extracts information from detainees in Iraq, said: 'They push a lot for us to establish a link with Iran. They have pre-categories for us to go through, and by the sheer volume of categories there's clearly a lot more for Iran than there is for other stuff. Of all the recent requests I've had, I'd say 60 to 70 per cent are about Iran.
'It feels a lot like, if you get something and Iran's not involved, it's a let down.' He added: 'I've had people say to me, "They're really pushing the Iran thing. It's like, shit, you know." '
Brose said that reports about Washington's increasingly hawkish stance towards Tehran, including possible military action, chimed with his experience. 'My impression is they're just trying to get every little bit of ammunition possible. If we get something here it fits the overall picture. The engine needs impetus and they're looking for us to find the fuel - a particular type of fuel.
Afghanistan is an unusual Bush war, the two which the Bush family has waged in Iraq are more typical. Bush (pére) had lies about babies taken out of incubators, Bush (fils) had “Curve ball” and the rest of the lies told to sell the current disaster. The media can be counted on to, once again, pretend that the Cheney Bush regimes' lies tab is clear as they report the stenography they’ve taken from Cheney’s henchmen. A war mongering media can make it politically impossible to avoid war by selling one with lies, they’ve been showing it since 1845. They’ve done it in almost every war fought by the United States except the Civil War and World War II and Afghanistan.
You might also want to read this long list of Condi Rice's incompetence. She is, to date, the most incompetent National Security Adviser by any objective measure and is well on her way to being in the running as the most incompetent Secretary of State, though the competition is a bit stronger for that position. The world can not stand another American administration as bad as this one. America can't retain its position in the world if it carries on like this.