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 [no shit - F], 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. [my em]
Let's see. They fed the gullible fools in the While House bogus info in the hopes of goading us into Iraq. What's happened since then? We've lost our moral compass, our military is bogged down and compromised (if not broken), and our economy is in the shitter.
I'd say 'mission accomplished'. It's time for this country to get a grip on reality and realize we lost this war not long after it started. The Iranians won. It's time to see it for what it is and come home.