File under: Nobody could have predicted!

“Ahmed Chalabi and Ali Faysal al-Lami… clearly are influenced by Iran,” Gen. Ray Odierno said last night. “We have direct intelligence that tells us that.”

Surprisingly blunt language from Odierno, the commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, who was speaking last night at a forum sponsored by the Institute for the Study of War. Odierno said the U.S. has evidence of several meetings in Tehran between Chalabi, Lami, and Iranian officials, including at least one person on the U.S. terror watch list.

Does this then mean that, by extension, Dick Cheney was working for Iran?  If not, how could you tell?  Seriously.  U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East has begun to resemble a struggle between two puppeteers.  One in Tel Aviv, and one in Tehran.  Plus big oil.