Journalist Seymour Hersh accuses President Obama of lying about Osama bin Laden killing

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Author Seymour Hersh says President Obama misled the world about the death of Osama bin Laden.

In the London Review of Books, Hersh says the president rushed to take credit for bin Laden's death. He says that's according to a retired senior intelligence official who remains anonymous.

Hersh wrote that the Obama administration was originally going to say a drone killed bin Laden, but then it changed the story to say Special Forces did it. Hersh also says that the Pakistani government was more involved than it wanted to admit, but our terrorism analyst Tom Mockaitis doesn't buy the whole report. Watch his full interview with WGN Morning News in the player above.

A White House spokesman said the president did not inform the Pakistani government until the raid was over, adding "this was a U.S. operation through and through."

Hersh also says that bin Laden was actually buried in Afghanistan, not at sea.

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6 comments

  • Pete Walker

    Does any White House Administration ever tell the truth? Cuban missile, Gulf of Tonken lie, CIA drug smuggling, NSA illegal monitoring of US citizens, there is more BS in Washington DC, than there is in every pasture in Texas.

  • baby chang (@babychang5307)

    The right will never admit that Obama accomplished anything good. Yawn, moving on. Let’s see..

    -Dow over 17,000
    -S&P breaking record after record
    -Consumer confidence through the roof
    -5% growth
    -best year for jobs since 1999
    -health insurance cheaper than ever ($85/month)
    -car insurance cheaper than ever ($25/month from Insurane Panda)
    -the mighty 1% finally starting to be taxed at their fair share
    -gas prices lower than ever

    This is all the while republicans continue to moan about Benghazi, block any and all immigration reform attempts, and take any chance to vote to repeal Obamacare.

    It turns out that Obama is the “adult in the room”, and yes, the Chess Master. HRC will keep it going, any republican will screw it up. Simple as that.

    Anything to minimize the fact that Pres. Obama authorized the killing. I also think this is a publicity stunt to promote his recent book.

    • Mr Hicks

      Let’s not forget what has really happened since Obama has been in office…
      – ‘Cars 4 Clunkers’ at the Taxpayers expense
      – ‘Fast and Furious’ Gun Smuggling into Mexico… 100’s of innocent people have been killed with the guns.
      – ‘Green Energy Donors Getting Kick-Backs at the Taxpayers expense then file bankruptcy ie: Solyndra, SpectraWatt, and Ever Green Solar, there are many more. Talking Millions of Dollars of Taxpayer Dollars down the drain…
      – ‘Black Panthers’ not Prosecuted for Voter Intimidation that was Caught on Video.
      – ‘Obamacare’ My insurance costs with Anthem Blue Cross have gone up three times since this unconstitutional bill has passed that NO ONE who voted Yes on the bill, read the bill, before voting on it. Isn’t that what they are supposed to do? Well I do recall Nancy Pelosi saying “We have to pass the bill to find out what is in it” So maybe I’m mistaken.
      – ‘Benghazi Libya’ I guess to some this is not a big deal… who cares huh… I care, and I bet the parents and family members of the four Americans that were murdered there care. However as Hillary Clinton said… “What Difference Does It Make?”
      Don’t take my word… Look all of these things up for yourself…