Redacted Version


Here is the Flynt Leverett op-ed the National Security Council wouldn’t permit to see the light of day, complete with redactions. More brackground here. It’s clear from reading the thing that this simply isn’t an op-ed about classified information. The section where all the redactions are coming from is a brief rundown of US-Iranian relations in the Bush years — that information’s all out there already, it simply isn’t very well-known and it’s a bit embarrassing to the White House.