Friday, March 13, 2009

Were (are) Bush and Chaney Evil Men?

Seymour Hersh has some information about that question?
by Charlie Leck

What a story! They just keep coming out of the George W. Bush administration.

My crack research staff here at ad astra often provides the themes from which I create my blogs. Such is the case today. One of the members of the staff flashed me this incredible information about an exposé by Seymour Hersh. I’ll give you the gist of it here, but if you want to dig more deeply, go to this story at MinnPost [Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh describes 'executive assassination ring']. Or/and you might like to read Eric Black’s blog at Eric Black Ink in which he explains this incredible story.

Well, I guess there was a barn-burner of a forum at the University of Minnesota two nights ago that I and our less than splendid local newspapers totally missed. How could we miss it? You’ll not be finding this sensitive story in traditional newspapers. It takes the alternative news movements and our bloggers to bring this stuff to your attention.

The incredibly famous investigative reporter, Seymour Hersh, and former Vice President Walter Mondale, led a discussion about presidential or executive branch abuses of power. After touching on problems under Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan and Clinton, the hammer fell on Bush/Chaney – and it fell hard.

Hersh was so bold as to call our most recent past-president and his vice president “the evil twosome – Chaney and Bush!”

Well now, is that just hyperbole?

Hersh talked about “an executive assassination ring essentially, and it’s been going on and on and on.”
“Congress has no oversight of it. It’s an executive assassination ring essentially, and it’s been going on and on and on. Just today in the Times there was a story that its leader, a three star admiral named [William H.] McRaven ordered a stop to it because there were so many collateral deaths.

“Under President Bush’s authority, they’ve been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving. That’s been going on, in the name of all of us.

“It’s complicated because the guys doing it are not murderers, and yet they are
committing what we would normally call murder. It’s a very complicated issue. Because they are young men that went into the Special Forces. The Delta Forces you’ve heard about. Navy Seal teams. Highly specialized.”
This is a story, hopefully, that will be so explosive that the mainstream press will have to cover it. Let’s hope so. If this stuff is really happening, we need to know about it.

“The contempt for Congress in the Bush-Chaney White House was extraordinary,” said Hersh later in the discussion.

Mondale said, “They ran a government within the government.”

Hersh countered, “Eight or nine neoconservatives took over our country.”

Thanks to my incredible research staff for bringing this to my attention. I've set the staff to work keeping track of these developments.

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