MICHAEL TOTTEN IS WITH THE IRAQI POLICE IN KIRKUK: He’s got video, too. Excerpt:
â€œIf America pulls out of Iraq, they will fail in Afghanistan,â€ Mam Rostam said.
Hardly anyone in Congress seems to consider that the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan might become much more severe if similar tactics are proven effective in Iraq.
â€œAnd they will fail with Iran,â€ he continued. â€œThey will fail everywhere with all Eastern countries. The war between America and the terrorists will move from Iraq and Afghanistan to America itself. Do you think America will do that? The terrorists gather their agents in Afghanistan and Iraq and fight the Americans here. If you pull back, the terrorists will follow you there. They will try, at least. Then Iran will be the power in the Middle East. Iran is the biggest supporter of terrorism. They support Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and Ansar Al Islam. You know what Iran will do with those elements if America goes away.â€
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