In the Arena


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If it is true, as the New York Times strongly hints today, that the U.S. is supporting the Kurdish guerrillas who are making lethal cross-border against the Iranian army, how is that different from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps al-Quds brigade providing lethal munitions for the Mahdi Army Special Groups in Iraq?

Not saying that there’s moral equivalency here. Not saying that Iran is anything but a dastardly, repressive regime. But if you’re looking at it from the Iranian point of view: We’re funding guerrillas who are killing them, why shouldn’t they fund guerrillas to kill us? Perhaps this might be a point of negotiation? But..oh, I forgot: we’re not talking to them.