Tuesday Truther; Sy Hersch

Sy Hersh

Seymour Hersh, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who revealed the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War and helped expose the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal during the Iraq War, wrote in a bombshell article published Sunday that the Obama administration lied about details surrounding the Navy SEALs raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Hersh’s 10,000-word article, published in the London Review of Books, prompted pushback from the White House and from journalists, who rebutted his claims online, on cable news, and on Twitter.

Hersh on Monday brushed off the criticism in an interview with The Huffington Post. “If I worried about the reaction to what I write, I’d be frozen,” he said. Hersh said that journalists “should be very skeptical of someone who says what goes against what every newspaper and magazine believed.”

“You’re not doing your job if you say, ‘Oh, it must be true,'” he said.

The May 2011 raid on bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, is one of the defining moments of President Barack Obama’s first term. The episode was immortalized in the film, “Zero Dark Thirty,” which presents a narrative disputed by Hersh’s piece.

Hersh said he learned of contradictions with the administration’s account within days of the raid and planned to explore the episode in a forthcoming counter-history of the war on terror. However, Hersh and his publisher, Knopf, decided last summer that the book should only extend through George W. Bush’s presidency. While Hersh suggested in a 2013 Guardian interview that the Obama administration misled the public about the raid, he hadn’t written anything in depth about it before Sunday’s piece.



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15 Responses to Tuesday Truther; Sy Hersch

  1. Den says:

    If you noticed, as soon as truth shows up Obomber is there to challenge it proving again that Obomber is NOT on our side, rather he is on the side of the $MoneyPigs$. Just like prosecuting the Bush admin. for war crimes, Obomber interrupted that process ensuring that bunch would never have to face judgement.

    While Obomber is busy sucking up to Mothers on Mothers Day calling a whopping 3 Mothers and running around playing hero of the free World while dropping hellfire missiles on “suspected’ terrorists. And lets not forget how he is trying to ‘fast-track’ the TPP for his $Moneypig$ bosses.

    I would say he is more of a war criminal than Chimpy ever was, Chimpies gang started this war scenario, Obomber relishes the fight and prolong the dying of innocents and others without a simple trial to determine guilt.

    The plain simple truth is toxic to him and lies to defeat it are not a stranger to him.


  2. Den says:

    7.3 in Nepal again with lots of aftershocks HERE


  3. º¿carol says:

    Cold and cloudy here. Yesterday I put the air on to get the humidity out of the air, this morning switched back to the furnace. I’ve got a sweater on, Bob has a blanket on his lap. And the grass needs to be mowed!!!


  4. David B. Benson says:

    Two bad banks guilty.


  5. º¿carol says:

    How are your wasp stings today, Den?


    • Den says:

      Driving me crazy, pain and itch, I could not see an entry point on my finger with my microscope, just a swollen spot, my neck same although I did not use the microscope to look. I slept 12 hours both Sun. nite and Mon. Co-incidence?


  6. jimhitchcock says:

    Like the new site design.


  7. David B. Benson says:

    Went up to the Hilltop for dinner. Heavily rained upon on the way home. Dinner ok. Only went as a chance to influence the Washington Idaho Symphony Orchestra board.


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