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Seymour Hersh
  • The Blog Hole: Seymour Hersh, Angry Cafferty, and a Right Wing Pinko

    Cheney Cylon Lurking In Obama Administration Superstar investigative journalist Seymour Hersh drops that Darth Cheney may have moles in the Obama Administration, so that he can still influence "policy." Also: Cheney to adopt easy-to-stroke white cat, live inside of volcano. [thinkprogress.org]

    Angry Granddad To War on Drugs: "Get Off My Lawn." Cranky pundit Jack Cafferty speaks truth to anyone who will listen: the war on drugs is "insane." We're listening, unfortunately, no one involved in the big money drug enforcement industry is listening. Or maybe they're listening, but ignoring Jack. Don't ignore Jack! [cnn.com]

    The Collected Poetry of Glenn Beck  Liberals who get their hemp thongs in a twist over Glenn Beck's demented ranting miss the point: this guy is batcrackers, entertaining like a clown on fire, and a free verse poet. Beat that, snarktress Rachel Maddow! [salon.com]

    OMG President Obama Is Totally A Media Whore The Right Wing Pinko accuses President Obama of being a fameball. Chill out Barry, you're the President of the United States. There is no need to make Presidential Addresses via YouTube. YouTube is the Betamax of this generation.  [playboy.com]


    Tags: Jack Cafferty, Seymour Hersh, YouTube
  • Did Dick Cheney Have His Own Death Squad?

    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?


    Tags: Dick Cheney, New Yorker, Seymour Hersh