Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Iran: Friend or Foe?

This is an excerpt from an article I read in today's Seattle Times written by Barry Schwied.

"In an effort to help the United States counter al-Qaeda after the 9/11 attack, Iran rounded up hundreds of Arabs who had crossed the border from Afghanistan, expelled many and....[sent copies of their passports to] Kofi Annan...who passed them to the United States, while U.S. interrogators were given a chance by Iran to question some detainees.......
[The Iranians] thought they had been helpful on al-Qaeda, and they were....suspected al-Qeada operatives were not given sanctuary in Iran....
Iranian diplomats made clear at the time they were looking for broader cooperation wth the United States, but the Bush Administration was not interested....."
Not interested? Not interested in help with tracking down those responsible for the attack? Here is Iran, handing us the proverbial olive leaf to help us out and we turn them down.

Sounds like Bush has it out for Iran from the beginning, which does not surprise me. Our government funded the Iraqi army in their war against Iran.

Course, if I remember correctly, the United States helped to overthrow the democratically elected government of Iran a few years back.
Oh well, I guess we just aren't that good at making (or keeping) friends.

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