I know, not the most surprising headline in the world, but it’s true (according to the New Yorker).
Here’s the opening paragraph:
“Late last year, Congress agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran, according to current and former military, intelligence, and congressional sources. These operations, for which the President sought up to four hundred million dollars, were described in a Presidential Finding signed by Bush, and are designed to destabilize the countryâ€™s religious leadership”
Seymour Hersh, the author, is pretty reputable.Â From the sounds of the article, he’s not sensationalizing the issue too much.Â He seems to genuinely be reporting the facts.Â And the facts are hella disturbing.
It’s a long and detailed read, but one worth checking out.