Wednesday, October 19, 2005

I Can Barely Stand It!'s Justin Raimando isn't my idea of the world's most reliable source, but if there's any truth at all to this, Annie bar the door!
I am told by a former CIA operations officer, the report has aroused some interest on this side of the Atlantic. According to a source in the Italian embassy, Patrick J. "Bulldog" Fitzgerald asked for and "has finally been given a full copy of the Italian parliamentary oversight report on the forged Niger uranium document," the former CIA officer tells me:

"Previous versions of the report were redacted and had all the names removed, though it was possible to guess who was involved. This version names Michael Ledeen as the conduit for the report and indicates that former CIA officers Duane Clarridge and Alan Wolf were the principal forgers. All three had business interests with Chalabi.

Justin connects a whole lot of dots that lead through Iran/Contra, the AIPAC investigation, and Dick Cheney's Office of Special Plans.

If he's anywhere close to right, this is going to be HUGE!


  1. Tried to explain to some co-workers, in the summer of 2004, that a lot of those Iran-Contra perps are still around, and in positions of frightening power. Eyes glazed over immediately. Sad, really...

    I still say the Chalabi story goes something like this: each side was pretending to cooperate, while both were actively playing each other, all while the Iranians just watched and grinned. No honor among thieves, and all that.

  2. I like your theory, Jeff. No honor indeed!