The CIA was "just too busy" to help the State Department determine who in Iran should be sanctioned for their involvement in that country's nuke program.
So State assigned the job to a junior Foreign Service officer. He went to Google.
Iranians with the most hits when he searched "iran + nuclear" wound up on a sanctions list the State Department circulated around the UN Friday.
The CIA says none of the 12 names on the list are involved in Iran's most suspicious nuclear activities. But the spooks won't name the serious names -- because, well, they're secret so there's nothing that can be done about them -- except to protect their names from the world.
Another slam dunk! (WaPo)