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IRAN: Is Washington telling the truth, or setting stage for war?

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On Friday chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael G. Mullen delivered stern words against Iran, accusing it of continuing to supply weapons and training to Iraqi militants to target American troops despite promises not to do so.

Mullen’s words carry weight. He’s uniformed military, not some beltway ideologue.

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Still, many in the U.S. and the world feel burned by the Bush administration’s pre-war claims about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and support for Al Qaeda that turned out to be false.

Others believe the allegations that Iran is messing up U.S. plans in Iraq.

What do you think? Vote in the poll below.

Borzou Daragahi in Beirut

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