So the Senate just passed an amendment to the defense spending bill sponsored by Joe Lieberman. It requires David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker to produce a report every sixty days on Iranian involvement in Iraq.
The vote was 97-0. Here’s some of what the amendment says, quoting Zalmay Khalilzad:
We can’t say whether Teheran is supporting Al Qaeda, but we do know that Al Qaeda people come here from Pakistan through Iran. And Ansar al Sunna, a partner organization of Zarqawi’s network, has a base in northwest Iran.
Huh. This all seems reminiscent of something that happened a few years ago, but I can’t quite put my finger on what it is.
AND Who were those three Senators who didn’t vote, you ask? Were they Clinton, Obama and Biden? Ha ha ha ha no. Brownback (R-KS), Johnson (D-SD), and Vitter (R-LA).