Ledeen on the Wider Conflict

Michael "Faster, Please" Ledeen has a great column in National Review Onliine. He stresses the importance of recognizing that the Iraq conflict is regional, not merely confined to the boundaries of Iraq.

Money quote:
We cannot "solve" Iraq's problems by acting solely within the confines of the nation, because at least three other terror masters of some significance — Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia — are fighting for their survival in Iraq. Against us. Moqtada is an Iranian creature, and Iran has long since created a huge network inside Iraq, ready to respond to orders from Tehran.

BTW, Ledeen cites Belmont Club and the Iraqi blogs. Read the whole thing.