Iran Dramatically Expands Covert Operations inside America
Oops--I'm sorry, I got it backward. It's America that, under the Bush administration, is doing the dramatic expanding and they're doing it inside Iran. Sometimes it's easy to confuse the bad guys.
U.S. Is Said to Expand Covert Operations in Iran Plan Allows Up to $400 Million for Activities Aimed at Destabilizing Government
By Joby Warrick Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, June 30, 2008; A02
The Bush administration told Congress last year of a secret plan to dramatically expand covert operations inside Iran as part of a long-running effort to destabilize the country's ruling regime, according to a report published yesterday.
The plan allowed up to $400 million in covert spending for activities ranging from spying on Iran's nuclear program to supporting rebel groups opposed to the country's ruling clerics, veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reported in the New Yorker magazine.
On the other hand, suppose it was Iran admitting publicly to the goal of destabilizing America? W…