Yesterday Michael Ledeen posted another installment of his continuing comments on the Iranian war against the West in general and the United States in particular: “The mask comes off the mullahs. Again.” This installment is based on Con Coughlin’s Telegraph column: “War on two fronts in Afghanistan.” I turned to Ledeen’s Pajamas Media blog Faster, Please! looking for a comment on Judge Lamberth’s decision yesterday finding Iran partially responsible for the Khobar Towers bombing that resulted in the death of 19 American servicemen. The 9/11 Commission staff statement no. 5 had intimated at Iranian involvement via Saudi Hezbollah. The 9/11 Commission report itself states that “the evidence of Iranian involvement is strong.” Judge Lamberth’s decision seems to me to go considerably beyond these findings, though I may be missing something.
I couldn’t find a link to the decision in any of the news stories on it, but it is in fact available online via the DC District Court Web site. The 209-page memorandum opinion is accessible here in PDF. My Adobe Reader application keeps closing as I try to read it.
UPDATE: Michael Ledeen writes that “the best comment on Judge Lamberth’s decision comes of course from Andy McCarthy on The Corner yesterday.” In his post at NRO’s Corner, McCarthy writes::
This is old news to those who followed the 9/11 Commission report and Iran’s historic record as the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism