American Military Now Arming Iraqi Sunni Factions
The New York Times reports that the U.S. military has undertaken a risky plan to arm Sunni factions with ammunition and cash to exploit a growing wedge between homegrown ex-Baathists and foreign Islamists. In exchange, the Sunnis have agreed to furnish U.S. officers with intelligence (i.e. the locations of roadside bombs).
Oh good. Let's arm one of the factions in the unofficial Iraqi civil war.
Can American foreign policy get any more bizarre? I hate to ask!
-New York Times
And with his tongue placed firmly in his cheek, here is Jon Stewart's take on the new stratgy - from Comedy Central (you have to endure a 10 second commercial before the segment plays).
Jon Stewart feature on 'Our Enemy's Enemy Is Our Friend'