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Playing with fire?

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Submitted by Pat Kunz (United States), May 24, 2003 at 11:19

The idea of aiding the MEK is intriguing, but it also sounds dangerous. Given its antipathy toward Iran, isn't it reasonable to assume Saddam's government used the MEK for his own purposes? Despite its anti-terrorist ways, is there a danger that it has been or will be infiltrated by Baathists from the former regime? If we arm it, can these arms then be used against reformist Iraqis?
Change in Iran must come from within. It would be nice if we could hasten that day's arrival, but the current instability in Iraq would seem to advise against this means.
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