Yglesias

Neocons Heart Terrorists

CREDIT:

Danny Postel takes a look at neoconservative affection for the weird Stalinist/Saddamist terrorist cult MEK. One of the causes of the failure of Iranian peace overtures in the post-9/11 era is that after the fall of Baghdad, Iran proposed a swap whereby we’d gain custody of some al-Qaeda dudes in exchange for us handing some MEK guys we’d found in Iraq over to Teheran, but the powers that be preferred to keep the option of unleashing Saddam’s favorite terrorist group against Iran as a policy option for down the road.