Bin Laden death story stirs controversy, but also a confirmation

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Seymour Hersh is among the most legendary investigative journalists. He first revealed the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam in 1969, and wrote extensively about the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American troops at Abu Ghraib. When Hersh writes, people listen

So it was no surprise that Hersh’s latest story, which claims the U.S. government lied extensively about the circumstances of Osama Bin Laden’s death, drew a great deal of attention — spurring further reporting, and changing the landscape of what we know about the killing.

Hersh said he spoke with anonymous sources in both the American and Pakistani intelligence communities — who told him that Pakistan had been holding Bin Laden for a considerable amount of time, and that Pakistan had given the raid its blessing after negotiations over U.S. military aid packages Read more…

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