Seymour Hersh: The Killing of Osama bin Laden

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Most of us remember exactly where we were when President Obama announced that Osama Bin Laden had been killed, bringing an end to the War on Terror and restoring peace to the Middle East. But ever since that fateful night, when all Americans celebrated our unmitigated victory in the most tasteful and least bloodthirsty way possible, some skeptics have questioned the official account. Is it possible that the United States government would lie to its own citizens? The possibility seems unthinkable, but who can you trust? In this episode, Joe & Josh read Seymour M. Hersh's famous - or infamous, depending on your point of view - account of "The Killing of Osama bin Laden." Is Hersh's version of events plausible? Sort of. Does it raise troubling questions about an act of state violence still cloaked in secrecy? Absolutely. Zero Dark Essay or something:

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n10/seymour-m-hersh/the-killing-of-osama-bin-laden

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