a) Obaama isn't interested on taking on Iran
b) The Press is beginning to turn on Teh One.
“Read between the Tea Leaves: if the New Yorker is spilling the beans on covert ops against Iran, either
a) Obaama isn’t interested on taking on Iran
b) The Press is beginning to turn on The One.”
There’s another possible explanation - Israel got really mad when Obama’s admin leaked (recently) that the IAF was going to use bases in Azerbaijan to hit Iran. This article reads like a tit-for-tat Israeli lead of info damaging to the US.
The deeper story could be that the Israelis leaked old stuff - dated to 2005-6, not too damaging to Obama but just damaging enough that it will make him wonder what else the Israelis have and clam up.