Seymour Hersh has a properly damaged reputation due to his numerous wild tales about our government's heinous activities. He became an icon of the hater left for exposing the My Lai massacre, but he has been chasing horror stories ever since and regularly "leaks" classified info. I scare quoted leak because quite a few of his "leaks" are more propaganda than reportage. A well-placed lie is as deadly as a well-placed truth and classified lies are the easiest because they cannot, by nature, be verified. That said his latest leak/lie is that we are prepping the battlefield in Iran.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Bush administration has launched a "significant escalation" of covert operations in Iran, sending U.S. commandos to spy on the country's nuclear facilities and undermine the Islamic republic's government, journalist Seymour Hersh said Sunday..
Hersh told CNN's "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer" that Congress has authorized up to $400 million to fund the secret campaign, which involves U.S. special operations troops and Iranian dissidents.
President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have rejected findings from U.S. intelligence agencies that Iran has halted a clandestine effort to build a nuclear bomb and "do not want to leave Iran in place with a nuclear program," Hersh said.
"They believe that their mission is to make sure that before they get out of office next year, either Iran is attacked or it stops its weapons program," Hersh said.
President Bush, VP Cheney and all sentient beings have rejected a hack report by losers at the CIA who have gotten pretty much nothing right ever. I don't even think, well we know, El Baradei doesn't believe the lies he spews about Iran and even that clown was honest enough to say they could have a bomb in less than a year. He really doesn't care if they do and probably believes they have every right to. I mean who are the Americans to tell proud Islamic nations what kinds of weapons they may have.
You can also add the active role the media has assigned itself as a check on the Commander in Chief's authority to deal with clear and present dangers. They feel, as Hersh shows here, that they must expose the evil machinations of the Bush crime family and whether they leak actual classified info or pull a Hersh and just tell as big a lie as you think you can tell, they will advancs their policy. Freefly on this, Wesley (Clinton fired me) Clark mouthing off about McCain and a few other items.