Second verse, same as the first.posted by The Vidiot @ 8:32 AM Permalink Once upon a time, it started with the Office of Special Plans. That office, outside the purview of Congress, manufactured, cherry picked, and manipulated intelligence regarding Iraq. You remember the Niger forgeries, right? Well, it's long been rumored that Micheal Ledeen had something to do with those forgeries. He went to Rome, met with Ghorbanifar, an arms dealer from Iran-Contra, prior to the Iraq war. Well, scary thing, a NEW Office of Special Plans has been created. It's called the Iranian directorate. And the similarities don't stop there. Ledeen has gone back to Rome and has hooked up with his old buddy Ghorbanifar. Really. I can't make this stuff up.
Excerpt: Moreover, sources say that the Iranian Directorate is staffed with many of the same people, including OSPâ€™s former director Abram Shulsky, and receives expert analysis from such controversial figures as Project for the New American Century member Reuel Marc Gerecht, who by all accounts was a failure as a CIA field officer. It also includes military personnel such as Ladan Archin, who appears to be serving in the Larry Franklin analyst role among a sea of think-tank operatives and neoconservative war hawks.Do they think we're complete idiots?! I mean, they're doing the EXACT SAME THINGS they did in the lead-up to the Iraq war! A complete xerox of it! Do they think the media won't notice?! Or Congress for that matter?! I mean, WTF!?
A recent trip by Michael Ledeen to Rome has raised red flags among those concerned about a potential war with Iran. Some believe that Ledeen -- a long-time advocate of Iranian regime change -- was involved in the Niger forgeries scandal.