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Did Iranian agents dupe Pentagon officials?

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posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 06:21 AM
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Did Iranian agents dupe Pentagon officials?


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WASHINGTON — Defense Department counterintelligence investigators suspected that Iranian exiles who provided dubious intelligence on Iraq and Iran to a small group of Pentagon officials might have "been used as agents of a foreign intelligence service ... to reach into and influence the highest levels of the U.S. government," a Senate Intelligence Committee report said Thursday.

A top aide to then-secretary of defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, however, shut down the 2003 investigation into the Pentagon officials' activities after only a month, and the Defense Department's top brass never followed up on the investigators' recommendation for a more thorough investigation, the Senate report said.

The revelation raises questions about whether Iran may have used a small cabal of officials in the Pentagon and in Vice President Dick Cheney's office to feed bogus intelligence on Iraq and Iran to senior policymakers in the Bush administration who were eager to oust the Iraqi dictator.

Iran, which was a mortal enemy of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and fought a bloody eight-year war with Iraq during his reign, has been the primary beneficiary of U.S. policy in Iraq, where Iranian-backed groups now run much of the government and the security forces.
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posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 06:21 AM
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This is one of those stories that made a splash a few years back and then totally disappeared.

Its still important and if true is one more inditiment of the bush administrations incompetence.

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posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 06:34 AM
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I read through the entire report a couple of days ago and came away with the impression that it was more likely that Israel was involved than Iran. There's continual references to a 'foreign government' that are blacked out in the report, but one of the players in all this was recently charged with passing foreign policy secrets to Israel. en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Jun, 7 2008 @ 06:38 AM
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What is important is not who... its the fact that the bush administration was played by a foreign government and in their enthusium for war fell for it.



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