AMERICA, STAYED TUNED: Petraeus Testimony to Defend False “Proxy War” Line

by on April 8, 2008 · 0 comments

in War and Peace

Analysis by Gareth Porter

WASHINGTON, Apr 7 (IPS) – A key objective of the Congressional testimony by Gen. David Petraeus this week will be to defend the George W. Bush administration’s strategic political line that it is fighting an Iranian “proxy war” in Iraq.

Based on preliminary indications of his spin on the surprisingly effective armed resistance to the joint U.S.-Iraqi “Operation Knights Assault” in Basra, Petraeus will testify that it was caused by Iran through a group of rogue militiamen who had split off from Moqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army and came under Iranian control. […for the rest, go here.]

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