Status Report

It’s been two and a half years since the cathedra of elite Twin Citiesmainstream reporters gathered at the Humphrey Institute to giggle and fawn like a bunch of teenaged girls at a Justin Bieber autograph signing at an appearance by Seymour Hersh at the Humphrey Institute.

At that time, he said he was working on a book on how “Joint Special Operations Command” – a collection of special operations forces, “Delta” and “Seal Team Six” and other super-secret units  (and let’s note that “Delta” and “Seal Team Six” are both so secret that neither has existed under those names in over 20 years)  – that report directly to the Secretary of Defense, for hyper-secret counterterrorism missions, were “Dick Cheney’s private hit squad”.

Notwithstanding the fact that JSOF had been founded, with precisely the same mission and brief, by Jimmy Carter, whose Vice President, Walter Mondale, was sitting in the room with Hersch that night.

So why the delay on the book?

Was it because…

  • …a schlep blogger in Saint Paul pointed out that he was full of it?
  • …there really was no there, there?
  • …he now agrees with the Administration that’s using the “private hit squad?”
Just curious.

2 thoughts on “Status Report

  1. Must be nice to be a liberal and wake up every morning with a brain wiped clean of what was said the day before. Close Gitmo. Green Energy is going to slow the rise of the oceans. Stimulus Plan I is going to reduce unemployment to 6% by 2011. Protesting is bad and causes violence.

  2. Jeezus Mitch, consistency really isn’t your strong point , is it? If JSOC can’t be used differently by Cheney or Mondale because they have the exact same set of rules, then I guess we really don’t care who the prosecutors are on Conceal & Carry cases because the statutes the same. When political idealogy trumps other principles, it really weakens the argument.

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