As Think Progress points out, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol described Iran as the only obstacle to success in Iraq. After pushing for war with Iraq, which after almost five years has not come close to any resolution (as well as Afghanistan), Kristol is implicitly promoting expanding the current wars into a third front in Iran—reducing the extremely complex dynamics in Iraq for political motives.
We’re winning in Iraq. That is the absolute crucial precondition to having success in the broader fight against Islamic jihadism. … And I think we are going to have to be serious about dealing with both their intervention in Iraq — which is now the only real threat, I think, incidentally, to relative success in Iraq — and their nuclear program.
Irancove @ October 23, 2007