General Petraeus has told the BBC that Iran was behind the mortar and rocket fire that fell on the Green Zone on Sunday. When are we going to wake up to the fact that Iran is waging war on us? And, alas, being pretty effective in doing so.
You can make the case that the way to deal with Iran is to appease it. That’s not the tack I would take (and in fact I would argue that the accomodationist policy of outgoing Centcom commander Fox Fallon was taken as a sign of weakness by the Iranians). But it’s one possible policy choice.
But whatever we choose to do, let’s at least be honest about what Iran is up to. Many refuse to look squarely at the facts. Thus too often we hear that, notwithstanding the copious evidence of Iranian-orchestrated attacks on coalition forces in Iraq, there is no “proof” that the senior leadership in Tehran knows what’s going on. The only way the mullahs could miss it is if they don’t listen to the BBC and don’t receive reports on what the BBC is saying. That’s really stretching credulity a bit too far.