Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sy Hersh: Cheney Kills People, But Not Everyone!

Amidst reports by Seymour Hersh of Dick Cheney's assassination team, a false report was produced that said that Hersh claimed that Cheney killed former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Apparently this untrue. The Pakistani Daily Times reports:

LAHORE: US journalist Seymour Hersh on Monday contradicted news reports being published in South Asia that quote him as saying a “special death squad” made by former US vice president Dick Cheney had killed Benazir Bhutto. The award-winning journalist described as “complete madness” the reports that the squad headed by General Stanley McChrystal – the new commander of US army in Afghanistan – had also killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafique Al Hariri and a Lebanese army chief. “Vice president Cheney does not have a death squad. I have no idea who killed Mr Hariri or Mrs Bhutto,” Hersh said. “I have never said that I did have such information. I most certainly did not say anything remotely to that effect during an interview with an Arab media outlet.” He said Gen McChrystal had run a special forces unit that engaged in “high value target activity”, but “while I have been critical of some of that unit’s activities in the pages of the New Yorker and in interviews, I have never suggested that he was involved in political assassinations or death squads on behalf of Mr Cheney, as the published stories state.” He regretted that none of the publications had contacted him before carrying the report. “This is another example of blogs going bonkers with misleading and fabricated stories and professional journalists repeating such rumours without doing their job – and that is to verify such rumours.”


Just to note, Dick Cheney's still a complete madman and it's incredibly alarming to me that the guy gets to run around free. I wouldn't hire him to mow my lawn -- it'd end up being a secret plot to kill me and steal oil reserves under my house.