Maybe, but I doubt it. These agencies are smart enough to know when they are being used for political gains (remember, NY Times sat on a story on domestic surveilance that they arguably should've released much earlier).
I think the actions you mentioned are a part of a psycholical campaign against Iran. And I think we have every right at this point to detain Iranian officials in Iraq-- they are playing a direct role in the Iraqi insurgency, and if you believe The Guardian
, Iran plans to step it up by the summer. Even Geggy will need to trust that source.
Do I believe Cheney set up an elaborate leaking scheme, chose Guardian b/c it's "left-wing," and then also leaked this story, all as a way to harden our position and increase the certainty of war?
You would have to believe that our VP is a very twisted individual to believe that.