MSNBC also carries a report implicating Syria in the guerilla attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq:

In addition to the attacks on American forces by Iraqis, a senior Bush administration official said Tuesday that Syria is allowing militants to cross its border into Iraq to kill U.S. soldiers.

John Bolton, undersecretary of state for arms control, told a House hearing in Washington that Syria “permitted volunteers to pass into Iraq to attack and kill our service members during the war and is still doing so.”

Syria’s foreign minister, Farouk al-Shaara, rejected the claims and said in Damascus that Syria was willing to meet “reasonable” demands within the framework of international legitimacy.

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  1. Norbizness says:

    Gee, I wonder where this could be heading?