Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Bush administration arranged support for militants attacking Lebanon

From David Edwards and Muriel Kane at RawStory

In an interview on CNN International's Your World Today, veteran journalist Seymour Hersh said that since the Israelis lost to them last summer, "the fear of Hezbollah in Washington, particularly in the White House, is acute." As a result, Hersh implies, the Bush administration is no longer acting rationally in its policy. "We're in the business of supporting the Sunnis anywhere we can against the Shia. ... "We're in the business of creating ... sectarian violence." And he describes the scheme of funding Fatah al-Islam as "a covert program we joined in with the Saudis as part of a bigger, broader program of doing everything we could to stop the spread of the Shia world, and it just simply -- it bit us in the rear."

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