Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Syria -- Iraq -- Holy War

This, according to Paul Bremer, via Britain's right-leaning Telegraph: "President Bashar al-Assad of Syria secretly incited Iraq's top Shia leader to declare holy war against US and British forces... The revelation that Syria's leader was trying to stoke unrest inside Iraq goes some way to explaining Washington's unrelenting hostility towards the Damascus regime ever since."

If true, which it may very well be, this revelation shows that Assad's Syria is indeed more of a threat to American and Middle Eastern security than we have been led to believe. Assad's regime is reprehensible on many levels, and has been since long before the Iraq War, but there does now seem to be even more substantial justification for America's hostility towards Syria over the course of that war.

If, that is, Bremer is right.

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