Comments: Was Office Of Special Plans Behind Forged Iraq Letter?

Sounds more plausable, the CIA might ask too many questions whereas the Pentagon won't say a word guarundamnteeya.

Posted by Mike Meyer at August 7, 2008 07:03 PM

So now it's going to be a he-said/he-said between the CIA and the OSP? Before it's through, it will be nothing but CYA.

Posted by john in california at August 7, 2008 08:36 PM

Like you i have been following this closely online and media appearances. This explanation sounds plausable and unfortunately may make impeachment less likely.

Posted by anon at August 8, 2008 01:42 AM

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but this sounds more like a conspiracy to generate a story of a conspiracy so that it can be shredded, much like the "forged" documents relating to AWOL Bush. That little fiasco basically made any further investigation of that story impossible.

I think Suskind has been played. This story is going to become so muddied that no one will be able to say for sure what happened, and thus it will be filed under "whacked out conspiracy theory."

If only the national media hadn't dismissed UFOlogists over the years, they'd see the pattern. UFO investigators have been played numerous times in exactly the same way. This is how the government discredits investigators who get too close to the truth. They throw them a nice meaty bone that the investigator can't possibly pass up, then, once they've announced they have definitive proof of whatever (UFO, White House forgery), SIKE! someone else comes along and says hold on a minute, I was the pilot of an A-10 dropping flares that night, it wasn't Tenet and the CIA it was Cheney and the Pentagon. And suddenly that story comes down with a case of leprosy so awful no reporter will touch it again.

Posted by Mr. Conspiracy at August 8, 2008 10:02 AM

Giraldi is sometimes a stand up guy but it's hard to know what people think in their heart.

The issue is that many people are coming out of the woodwork trying to rehabilitate agencies that have demonstrated to have been in the pocket of the executive, clearly serving the needs of fucking criminals and NOT serving the needs of the republic.

For my money, any of that type of behavior indicates that those agencies should be reviewed, MANY should be fired to set example, and house should be cleaned.

I really, really don't want to hear this bullshit about "a few bad apples" over at the CIA, FBI, Justice and the Pentagon. A wholesale review and re-evaluation of those agencies is in order, and people should be taken from their chummy, crony positions and sent packing so that they and theirs can live under a bridge for a while.

Zero tolerance. I usually hate that approach because of grayness inherent, but these people should be purged by the thousands to the extent that de-bathification occurred.

Next up, de-Bushification of this Republic. (But who'll listen to me? I'm no Brooks, Broder, Miller, Novak, Pollack...)

Go McCain!!!!

Posted by Labiche at August 8, 2008 01:14 PM

looking at this from another angle: if the FBI is to be believed, and Bruce Ivins was willing to kill several Americans to get funding for anthrax research, doesn't that beg the question of what others are willing to do (alone or in conspiracy) for their much bigger pet projects?

Posted by Whistler Blue at August 8, 2008 02:28 PM

Plausible. Let's start that investigation...

Posted by Batocchio at August 8, 2008 05:01 PM