The following is an excerpt from a book Seymore Hersh is writing on an alternative history of the war on terror. That government lies is a given, that government is completely incompetent is a given but it is still incredible that citizens continue to vote for these criminals and buffoons. In the course of their criminality, their only real accomplishment is to dishonour the soldiers who serve these fools.
by Seymore Hersh
It’s been four years since a group of US Navy Seals assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The killing was the high point of Obama’s first term, and a major factor in his re-election. The White House still maintains that the mission was an all-American affair, and that the senior generals of Pakistan’s army and Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) were not told of the raid in advance. This is false, as are many other elements of the Obama administration’s account. The White House’s story might have been written by Lewis Carroll: would bin Laden, target of a massive international manhunt, really decide that a resort town forty miles from Islamabad would be the safest place to live and command al-Qaida’s operations? He was hiding in the open. So America said.