May 23, 2007

Loose Lips sink US plans again

Betsy's Page reports;

ABC News has seen fit to reveal a top secret plan to destabilize Iran.
The CIA has received secret presidential approval to mount a covert "black" operation to destabilize the Iranian government, current and former officials in the intelligence community tell the Blotter on

The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the subject, say President Bush has signed a "nonlethal presidential finding" that puts into motion a CIA plan that reportedly includes a coordinated campaign of propaganda, disinformation and manipulation of Iran's currency and international financial transactions.
They also reveal that there will be no military response to Iran. So now the leaders in Iran can call any agitation against their government tools of American propaganda and point to the ABC News report as proof. And someone at the CIA thought it would be fun to leak this story to ABC. What does that say about the approach to national security that some over in the CIA apparently have?

Watch for Iran to arrest more dissidents and charge them for being American spies.

Ed Morrissey points out that the publication of these plans will effectively kill them. Although the administration had specifically rejected a military option, that might end up being the only choice left since, thanks to a big mouth at the CIA and ABC News, our covert options have been exposed.

I don't understand how someone at the CIA can do this? We've gotten used to the MSM doing this, but to hold a clearance for the CIA you must take annual polygraphs as well as the standard in depth background checks every few years, plus take an oath....obviously some people at the CIA believe politics and hurting the administration is more important than keeping our country's secret plans secret.