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Sunday, June 29, 2008

If this is true, they must be stopped.

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.

White House, CIA and State Department officials declined comment on Hersh's report, which appears in this week's issue of The New Yorker.

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.

The new article, "Preparing the Battlefield," is the latest in a series of articles accusing the Bush administration of preparing for war with Iran. He based the report on accounts from current and former military, intelligence, and congressional sources.

"As usual with his quarterly pieces, we'll decline to comment," White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe told CNN.



Serena Joy said...

I have no trouble at all believing it's true. In fact, I'd go a step farther and say it wouldn't surprise me a bit to see a deployment of U.S. troops to Iran by the lame-duck administration. I hope I'm wrong.

Donna said...

This from the article -

Military and civilian leaders in the Pentagon share the White House’s concern about Iran’s nuclear ambitions, but there is disagreement about whether a military strike is the right solution. Some Pentagon officials believe, as they have let Congress and the media know, that bombing Iran is not a viable response to the nuclear-proliferation issue, and that more diplomacy is necessary.

You think?

Just when you think this administration can't possible sink lower, do worse, be more stupid...

I want them criminally charged and punished. Nothing less will do.

Pam said...

That's all we need at this point! a major dust up with Iran!!!


Algernon said...

Who's going to stop them? Not the Democrats. The Democrats, led by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, will rationalize their way to following along.

Chuck said...

Not to worry, Israel will handle this situation...

And Quid, where is the # of days count up, for McClain in office???


quid said...

# of days until McClain is elected:


Chuck said...

Very funny........