Michael Ledeen described as a "close friend" of Larry Franklin Franklin is the Pentagon "policy wonk" at the center of an FBI investigation that's been in the news the last few days. He "may face charges, accused of divulging to Israel classified information on U.S. government plans regarding Iran". What I find noteworthy about this Newsweek article is that it quotes a close friend, Michael Ledeen of the American Enterprise Institute, sa(ying that) he believes the charges against Franklin are "nonsensical." Ledeen was deeply involved in the Iran-Contra affair and is a very prominent hawk. Some bio from Alternet.
Off to put some recycled aluminum foil on my hat.