Obama Brags About His Cyberwar Against Iran
June 2, 2012 • 9:03AM

The New York Times exposed yesterday, in great detail, the joint US-Israeli development of the Stuxnet computer virus that was used to take out as many as 1,000 of the 5,000 centrifuges that were spinning in the Natanz enrichment facility at the time. Obama not only inherited the program from the GW Bush Administration, but, as with the killer drone program, he expanded it, despite the potential for blowback. That blowback came in the form of the virus escaping from Natanz and infecting other computers around the world, enabling its discovery and analysis by computer security experts. The fact that the world now knows that the U.S. has carried out cyber attacks intended to sabotage the infrastructure of another sovereign state, also makes the U.S. a more likely target of such an attack in the future.