Did Dick Cheney have his own team of trained assassins? The New Yorker's Seymour Hersh seems to think so…
In an interview on CNN's The Situation Room, Hersh said the group — called the Joint Special Operations Command — reported to Vice President Dick Cheney and was delegated authority to assassinate individuals based on their own intelligence.
"The idea that we have a unit that goes around and without reporting to Congress — Congress knows very little about this group, can't get hearings, can't get even classified hearings on it…goes around and has authority from the president to go into a country without telling the CIA station chief or the ambassador and whack someone, I am sorry Wolf, yes I have a problem with that," Hersh said in the interview with Wolf Blitzer.
Now, I'm not one to think well of the former Vice-President unless I absolutely need to. But this seems a little more than a tad unbelievable to me.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying that creating a top secret team of government agents to kill at his every whim is beyond Cheney.
I'm saying that I don't understand why he'd bother using governments agents when there are plenty of rotting corpses lying around, just waiting to be re-animated to do his bidding.
Why pay people in dollars when you can pay them in brains?
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