I’m betting you won’t hear very much of this revelation from the Wikileaks weekend document dump.

The largest unauthorized disclosure of classified government documents in U.S. history confirms a long-standing assertion of President George W. Bush at the start of the 2007 troop surge: Iran was orchestrating one side of the Iraqi insurgency.

Field reports made public by the website WikiLeaks on Friday show that U.S. military intelligence agencies had many strands of evidence revealing that Iran provided paramilitary training to Shiite Muslim insurgents at the height of the civil war in Iraq.

This is something most of us knew years ago, but it never got much traction at all in the MSM. Indeed, we had plenty of evidence that the MSM was covering up Iranian involvement in favor of the “civil war” meme that was bogus from the jump. I can only speculate about why that is so but, hey, I’m a blogger; speculation is where I’m a Viking!

If the MSM really dug into Iran’s involvement in Iraq, it would have uncovered a story that would have demanded more, not less, direct action. Much like when the Clinton adminstration choked on the word “genocide”, the press knows that we would have demanded more than both the press and the Bush administration (believe it or not) were willing to give if we learned that Iran was actively at war with us. Imagine the outcry if the American people learned that hundreds, if not thousands, of our soldiers were killed not by people involved in a “sectarian civil war” but by soldiers trained and paid for by the government of Iran. Imagine what we would have demanded from our government if we knew that the same Mad Mahmoud who we were treating with kid gloves was responsible for killing our good men and women. Surely that would have put a huge dent in the belief rampant inside the Bush administration that we needed to tread softly with Mad Mahmoud and the Mullahs and it certainly would have exposed the MSM as a bunch of terrorist propaganda-printing frauds. But it didn’t, because we didn’t hear very much as all about it.

But now? Well, I guess we’ll have to see whether this story has real legs. I suspect that it could, but my suspicion assumes that the MSM will bother to report on the story now that the jig is up. That’s probably a very bad assumption on my part.

There are other tidbits from Wikileaks’ dump that I’m willing to put in the “I told you so” hopper today, but I’ll let other folks tell those stories. Suffice it to say that Julian Assange’s Don Quixote-like assault on the Iraq War is not working out like he planned it at all.

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