by Sherwood Ross
If Seymour Hersh says in a forthcoming book the tale of the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. SEALS is \”one big lie\” and \”not one word of it is true,\” President Obama may be hard pressed to avoid impeachment.
Over a lifetime of journalism, investigative reporter Hersh has acquired a deserved reputation for honesty, accuracy, reliability, and integrity that is unmatched in his profession and if he says the bin Laden account is a fake, you can take it to the bank.
Hersh told \”The Guardian,\” Britain\’s investigative daily, \”Nothing\’s been done about that story.\” A Pakistani report on the killing of bin Laden, Hersh says, was published with considerable U.S. input and is \”a bullshit report.\” bin Laden allegedly was killed by a U.S. SEAL team in Abbottabad, Pakistan, May 1, 2011.
Hersh is writing a book about national security, \”The Guardian\” says, and he\’s hinted it will include a chapter on the Seals raid in Pakistan that allegedly bumped off bin Laden.
President Obama\’s administration lies systematically, Hersh asserts, yet is never challenged by America\’s supine media. \”It\’s pathetic, they are more than obsequious, they are afraid to pick on this guy (Obama),\” Hersh said.
Hersh claims President Obama is worse than Bush, \”Guardian\” writer Lisa O\’Carroll, who interviewed Hersh, reports.\”Do you think Obama\’s been judged by any rational standards?\” Hersh asks.\”Has Guantanamo closed? Is a war over? Is anyone paying attention to Iraq? Is he seriously talking about going into Syria?…How does Obama get away with the drone program?… How does he justify it? What\’s the intelligence?…Why don\’t we find out how good or bad this policy is?\”
Hersh concludes, \”The republic\’s in trouble, we lie about everything, lying has become the staple.\”