Is anyone surprised?
Of course the United States military is checking out Iran.! What's all the saber rattling for otherwise. US "drones" and probably workers and Queen Bees as well have been flying over Iran from months, not to mention satellites and high altitude reconnaissance planes. Think all the Blackbirds are in museums?
http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?050124fa_fact is Hersh's original article in the New Yorker.
The foxes are fully in charge of te henhouse now and there's no turning back. The have four years to consolidate the Middle east for energy corporations and the energy support structure befor ete next challenge. Fortunately for them, and unfortunately for us, the only challneger on the horizon is the Democratic national Committee, aka the Republican Party.
Make no mistake, the US will destroy Iran's nuclear power program and as much of its military infrastructure as it can. Who will stop them? 86% of the American people believe in God; over 60% are fundamentalist Christians. Bush holds daily prayer meetings in the White House. 2+2=5. War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Murder is Christian.
Thou shalt not kill, unless thou shall make a profit.