Buried in the rationale for going to war with Iraq was the idea that the United States would win itself another oil-producing ally in the Middle East.
Why, then, is Iraq helping Iran shirk U.S. sanctions?
According to a recent report by The New York Times, Iran has been able to use Iraq to gain access to the International banking system and U.S. dollars. The two countries have also conspired to smuggle [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Israeli pre-emptive attack on Iran’s nuclear sites could draw the U.S. into a new Mideast conflict, a prospect dreaded by a war-weary Pentagon wary of new entanglements.
That could mean pressing into service the top tier of American firepower — warplanes, warships, special operations forces and possibly airborne infantry — with unpredictable outcomes in one of the world’s most volatile regions.
“Israel can commence a war with Iran, [...]