Novak Reveals Top Secret/Codeword Operation?

It sure sounds like it. Bob Novak writes of a secret briefing by Defense official Eric Edelman (he's the one who came close to accusing Hillary Clinton of disloyalty) to inform members of Congress about a covert miltary operation to help the Turkish government "supress Kurdish guerrillas" to "forstall" Turkey from invading Kurdish Northern Iraq.

Edelman's listeners were stunned. Wasn't this risky? He responded he was sure of success, adding that the U.S. role could be concealed and always would be denied. Even if all this is true, some of the briefed lawmakers left wondering whether this was a wise policy for handling the beleaguered Kurds who had been betrayed so often by U.S. governments in years past.



A week later, the details were leaked to Novak, ostensibly by someone from the legislative branch.