The most senior US general in Iraq has said he has evidence that Iran was behind Sunday's bombardment of Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone.
Gen David Petraeus told the BBC he thought Tehran had trained, equipped and funded insurgents who fired the barrage of mortars and rockets.
The ongoing battle in Iraq has been made longer, harder, and costlier because of Iran. Hodes may not acknowledge this, but it shows that the battle in Iraq is part of a broader war against Islamic Fascism. Iran is on the other side, and we can not afford a government that ignores this basic fact. Hodes would have us leave Iraq before securing that country from its hostile neighbors, creating a more dangerous world.