The top U.S. military officer accused Iran on Thursday of shipping new supplies of deadly weapons to its militia allies in Iraq, in what he described as Tehran's bid to take credit for forcing American troops to go home.
Adm. Michael Mullen, speaking to the Pentagon Press Association, said Iran had curtailed weapons shipments, including powerful rockets and roadside bombs, in 2008 but resumed them recently. Top-level officials in Tehran know about the weapons shipments, he said.
"Iran is very directly supporting extremist Shiite groups which are killing our troops," said Adm. Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "There is no question they are shipping high-tech weapons in there…that are killing our people. And the forensics prove that."
IF IRAN IS ARMING MILITIAS THAT ARE KILLING OUR TROOPS, THEN THEY ARE AT WAR WITH US.
IF THEY ARE AT WAR WITH US - KINETICALLY - THEN WE SHOULD FIGHT BACK, KINETICALLY.
AND BEFORE THEY GET NUKES.
IF OBAMA WAS A COURAGEOUS PATRIOT - AND NOT AM EVIL-APPEASING POSTMODERN LEFTIST - THEN HE WOULD ASK CONGRESS FOR AN AUMF TO ATTACK IRAN.
OUR TROOPS AND OUR ALLIES DESERVE NO LESS.