US accuses Iran of working with al-Qaeda

Allahpundit had the exact same thought that I did when I first heard the news that the government had slapped sanctions on some Iranian government officials for facilitating al-Qaeda finances: I've been around blogs long enough to remember when claiming that Shiite nuts might collaborate with Sunni nuts against America would draw derisive snickers from lefty blogs at the sheer wingnuttery of the idea. Isn't it just like neocons to try to drum up war against Iran by claiming a connection as preposterous as that? B-B-B-But Iran wanted to help us destroy al-Qaeda until Bush stupidly rejected their offer of assistance, right? The Treasury Department slapped sanctions on six individuals operating in a network that they said "serves as the core pipeline through which al Qaeda moves money, facilitators and operatives from across the Middle East to South Asia, including to Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, a key al Qaeda leader based in Pakistan, also designated today." "Iran is the leading state...(Read Full Post)