Sunday, June 29, 2008

War With Iran?

News outlets here in the US, as well as in the United Kingdom, Turkey, China, Qatar, Israel, and Iran are all running stories about a $400 million "covert" operation to destabilize the Iranian government.

The source is Seymour Hersh's "Preparing the Battlefield" from this week's New Yorker. Although this has been said before, part of the reason this particular story has gained such notice is because Hersh's previous work has included exposing the My Lai massacre in Vietnam and the abuses at Abu Ghraib.

I'll be curious to see what, if any response Representative Scott Garrett has to this report. If he releases a statement or is quoted anywhere, I'll re-post it here.

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