Bush is Writing on the Men's Room Wall at the American Legion
Bush threatens to confront Iran over alleged support for Iraqi insurgents
· US president accuses Tehran of arming militants · Speech aimed at shoring up support for 'surge'
Ed Pilkington in New York Wednesday August 29, 2007
George Bush yesterday ramped up the war of words between the US and Iran, accusing Tehran of threatening to place the Middle East under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust and revealing that he had authorized US military commanders in Iraq to "confront Tehran's murderous activities".
In a speech designed to shore up US public opinion behind his unpopular strategy in Iraq, the president reserved his strongest words for the regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which he accused of openly supporting violent forces within Iraq. Iran, he said, was responsible for training extremist Shia factions in Iraq, supplying them with weapons, including sophisticated roadside bombs. Iran has denied all these accusations.
Mr Bush referred specifically to 240mm rockets which he said were…