Sources reveal Stuxnet virus to be US cyberweapon authorized by Obama
OK, I don’t know how this is even possible, because the GOP keeps telling us Obama won’t engage in clandestine operations against Iran.
From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program.
Mr. Obama decided to accelerate the attacks — begun in the Bush administration and code-named Olympic Games — even after an element of the program accidentally became public in the summer of 2010 because of a programming error that allowed it to escape Iran’s Natanz plant and sent it around the world on the Internet. Computer security experts who began studying the worm, which had been developed by the United States and Israel, gave it a name: Stuxnet.
How are we supposed to know about clandestine operations if Obama never tells us about them?