Seymour Hersh Unsubstantiated Article Tries To Take Away Obama Accomplishment Of Killing Osama bin Laden In 2011

Seymour Hersh, the legendary investigative journalist known for scooping many stories over a long career, has revealed in an article what he says proves that Barack Obama lied about the killing of Osama bin Laden in May 2011.

Hersh, using one unsubstantiated source, claims that the story of how Osama was killed is false, and that Pakistan knew about the operation, and was in on the entire event, in ways that have been earlier denied by the Pentagon and the White House.

It is not an issue of whether Osama was killed, but how the operation came about. If it was true, which it most certainly is not, it would mean a vast number of people, both political and military, were engaged in a coverup, only adding to conspiracy theories that abound all of the time.

But even responsible Republicans in Congress, led by Arizona Senator John McCain, the rival of the President in the 2008 Presidential election, and a major critic since, has deplored the unsubstantiated story, and said that the government explanation is correct, and that Obama deserves full credit for the successful action.

It is amazing how Obama cannot have credit for anything without accusations that have no basis, but it is good that McCain and other responsible Republicans have backed the President.

Of course, that does NOT mean that the Right Wing lunatics will not claim the story to be true, and assuredly, some of the GOP Presidential candidates will claim the Seymour Hersh story is true. This is based on the total lack of credibility and responsibility of these demagogues who will do anything to manipulate the evangelical Right in the Iowa Caucuses that begin the Presidential campaign next January!

4 comments on “Seymour Hersh Unsubstantiated Article Tries To Take Away Obama Accomplishment Of Killing Osama bin Laden In 2011

  1. Max May 19, 2015 11:29 am

    Somehow I suspect that you believe that George Stephanopoulos is a credible journalist…

  2. Ronald May 19, 2015 11:34 am

    No, actually, but then there are very few credible journalists, and certainly not O’Reilly, or Hannity and company on Fox News Channel.

    Separating journalism and politics is VERY difficult, sadly!

  3. Max May 19, 2015 2:54 pm

    I believe, and correct me if I am wrong that Hannity (don’t know about O’Reilly) never claimed to be a journalist. He expresses opinions and is clear, in his case that he is a conservative, just like all talk radio host, right or left. Stephanopoulos on the other hand claims to be a journalist , un-biased and independent, when he is clearly not. If they are up-front about their ideology I have no beef with that, as long as we know where they are coming from.

  4. Ronald May 19, 2015 3:09 pm

    You have a very valid point there, Max, no debate!

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