The CIA has received secret presidential approval to mount a covert
"black" operation to destabilize the Iranian government, current and former
officials in the intelligence community tell the Blotter on ABCNews.com.
The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive
nature of the subject, say President Bush has signed a "nonlethal
presidential finding" that puts into motion a CIA plan that reportedly
includes a coordinated campaign of propaganda, disinformation and
manipulation of Iran's currency and international financial transactions.
This report from Brian Ross and Richard Esposito is shameful. The Bush Administration needs to punish these leakers. These reporters should not have outed our plans to the entire world, either. Iran is the most dangerous threat the US has got. I am glad Bush is doing something about it.