How much longer can the United States keep this juggling act up?
US: Sept. 11 not a pretext to invade
Presstv.ir - Wed, 09 Apr 2008 12:52:51
The US Department of State spokesman has repudiated the recent remarks by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Iraq and Afghanistan.
In his remarks, President Ahmadinejad said that the September 11 attacks were a pretext for invading Afghanistan and Iraq.
"We went into Afghanistan because that's where the attack originated. We went after al-Qaeda, we went after the Taliban. Afghanistan was a failed state," Sean McCormack noted.
Commenting on the reasons for invading Iraq, McCormack dismissively remarked that the issue has been discussed at length and the reasons for invading Iraq are clearly understood.
However, McCormack failed to elaborate on how the US has clamped down on al-Qaeda and Taliban, while their leaders, including Osama bin Laden, Mullah Omar and Aiman Al-Zawaheri, are doing well in Pakistan.
The US has failed to take any serious action to detain leaders of the two insurgents groups ever since its its invasion of the country in October 2001.