Hersh’s bin Laden revelations actually aren’t that revelatory

This famous photograph shows senior officials waiting for an update on the bin Laden raid, an event Hersh alleges was all but scripted.

This famous photograph shows senior officials waiting for an update on the bin Laden raid, an event Hersh alleges was all but scripted.

Four years ago, President Obama announced that U.S. forces pulled off a targeted killing of the new millennium’s most wanted man, Osama bin Laden. Media and celebrities poured praise on Obama and expressed closure on behalf of the entire nation at the death of a man believed to be responsible for killing 3,000 Americans.

Now, Seymour Hersh, a veteran investigative journalist whose previous exposés uncovered military atrocities at My Lai and Abu Ghraib, has challenged the official account. Continue reading

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