Juan Cole -- yet again -- on a new attempt by the "creative destruction" neo-cons to use the American media as part of a "psy-ops" to foment war fever against one of their long-time targets: Iran. This time, NBC's ever-gullible Jim Miklaszewski stands in for Judy Miller while she is temporarily benched.
Cole's conclusion: "Be afraid when you begin to see US government agencies themselves handing out this highly suspect sort of information to major news networks. It means that the sting on the American people has moved from the smoke-filled back rooms to some higher operational level. Or maybe trial balloons are being floated to see how gullible we are."