The Washington Post’s lead editorial today asserts that Tehran is supplying “sophisticated bombs” that are killing American soldiers in Iraq.
After President Bush made the same accusation last year, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Peter Pace said, on March 14, 2006, that he had no proof that the Iranian government was responsible for such attacks.
This year, on February 2, 2007, when Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was asked about Tehran’s responsibility for EFP (explosively formed penetrator) attacks in Iraq, he replied
“I don’t know that we know the answer to that question.”
Finally, on February 13, 2007, two days after a Baghdad briefing at which several anonymous U.S. military intelligence officials presented their long-awaited evidence purporting to prove that the “highest levels” of the Iranian leadership were behind the EFP attacks, General Pace once again denied that he had any proof of Iranian government involvement.
So the Washington Post must have evidence, unavailable to General Pace or Secretary Gates, proving that Tehran is behind the EFP attacks.
Let’s see it, Mr. Hiatt.