A quick fyi: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersch has a new piece in The New Yorker detailing “a major escalation of covert operations against Iran.” The plans drafted by the Bush administration and funded by Congress brings the US another step closer to a military strike against Iran’s nuclear program, and such a strike becomes all the more likely, Hirsch believes, if Obama wins the November election. (Why? Because Obama favors having direct talks rather than using preemptive force.) You can find an accompanying audio interview with Hersch here. He also appeared yesterday on NPR’s Fresh Air and elaborated on all of this. You can listen here: Stream – iTunes – Feed.