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  • Sunday, January 16, 2005

    Target: Iran

    Lifted off of Drudge, here is a report by Seymour Hersh, hardly the world's most trusted reporter, but with a nose for dirt unlikely any other.

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has been conducting secret reconnaissance missions inside Iran to help identify potential nuclear, chemical and missile targets, The New Yorker magazine reported Sunday.

    The article, by award-winning reporter Seymour Hersh, said the secret missions have been going on at least since last summer with the goal of identifying target information for three dozen or more suspected sites.

    Hersh quotes one government consultant with close ties to the Pentagon as saying, "The civilians in the Pentagon want to go into Iran and destroy as much of the military infrastructure as possible."

    One former high-level intelligence official told The New Yorker, "This is a war against terrorism, and Iraq is just one campaign. The Bush administration is looking at this as a huge war zone. Next, we're going to have the Iranian campaign."

    I must admit that this comforts me greatly, as it no doubt makes it harder for the Iranian Mullahs to sleep at night knowing we are watching them. The reports of US commando missions also makes me feel more secure. I have worried that the US is just going to let Iran go nuclear. Now it appear that, at the very least, we are truly taking them seriously.

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