The truth is that it is almost unbelievable and if it is at all true it is much, much bigger than Iran Contra and the impact on the future of our nation and the world are much higher.
If it doesn't doesn't scare you that the Bush Administration is now funding the very Sunni extremists that are not only connected with al-Qaeda, but are also killing American troops in Iraq then it should and it should make you very, very mad.
To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.
Back up and read that paragraph again. Because the Bush Administration wants to attack Iran, which is Shiite, it is sucking up to the Sunni extremists while they loudly claim that these are the people who attacked the U.S. on 9/11.
In a nutshell...The President and Vice President of the United States are using your tax dollars to fund the very people who attacked us and want to attack us again.
One contradictory aspect of the new strategy is that, in Iraq, most of the insurgent violence directed at the American military has come from Sunni forces, and not from Shiites. But, from the Administration’s perspective, the most profound—and unintended—strategic consequence of the Iraq war is the empowerment of Iran.
The key players behind the redirection are Vice-President Dick Cheney, the deputy national-security adviser Elliott Abrams, the departing Ambassador to Iraq (and nominee for United Nations Ambassador), Zalmay Khalilzad, and Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi national-security adviser.
So when that Bush/Cheney funded al-Qaeda planted and triggered nuclear weapon goes off in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, or Chicago you can rest assured knowing that it was your tax dollars doing the deed.