Hey Sy Hersh, do you eat your crow with mustard or barbecue sauce? Cheney’s “Executive Assassination Ring” Kills OBL

At the Weekly Standard, Mark Hemingway reveals that our military heroes responsible for killing Osama bin Laden were previously smeared as “Dick Cheney’s assassination squad.”

Hersh then went on to describe a second area of extra-legal operations: the Joint Special Operations Command. “It is a special wing of our special operations community that is set up independently,” he explained. “They do not report to anybody, except in the Bush-Cheney days, they reported directly to the Cheney office. … Congress has no oversight of it.”

“It’s an executive assassination ring essentially, and it’s been going on and on and on,” Hersh stated. “Under President Bush’s authority, they’ve been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving. That’s been going on, in the name of all of us.”

Yes, let’s take this as the new party line on the issue. It was “Dick Cheney’s executive assassination ring” who was responsible for killing Osama bin Laden.

Posted on May 2 2011 11:18 am by David Swindle
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