Bush warns Iran about interferring in Iraq
This is the crazies thing I have read recently. I must admit, the NY Times writes plenty of crazy things, but to take the side of a terrorist against the USA?
- US President George W. Bush vowed on Monday to respond firmly if Iran foments violence in Iraq and the White House urged Tehran to play a constructive role in the region. "If Iran escalates its military action in Iraq to the detriment of our troops and, or, innocent Iraqi people, we will respond firmly," Bush told National Public Radio in an interview.
Hassan Kazemi Qomi, Iran's ambassador to Iraq, told The New York Times in an interview published Monday Iran was taking steps to greatly expand military and economic ties with Iraq. He also acknowledged for the first time that two Iranians detained last month by US forces were security officials as the United States has claimed.
In response to Iran's plans to expand ties with Iraq, White House spokesman Tony Snow said: "We hope Iran plays a constructive role in the region, rather than one that is not being constructive - whether it be in pursuing nuclear weapons or supporting groups that have been committing acts of violence against either US troops, against people within Iraq or destabilizing democracies in Afghanistan and Lebanon."
"The government of Iraq will have to make decisions about its relations with Iran," he said. "We'll just have to see how things unfold," Snow said. [Say what?!] [Read more.]