Sy Hersh: Cheney Bad-Mouthed Obama To The Israelis

Posted by | March 31, 2009 12:16 | Filed under: Top Stories

In a New Yorker article just out, Seymour Hersh says that when Barack Obama was president-elect, Vice President Cheney put him down to the Israelis. (h/t Hoffmania)


The Obama transition team also helped persuade Israel to end the bombing of Gaza and to withdraw its ground troops before the Inauguration. According to the former senior intelligence official, who has access to sensitive information, “Cheney began getting messages from the Israelis about pressure from Obama” when he was President-elect. Cheney, who worked closely with the Israeli leadership in the lead-up to the Gaza war, portrayed Obama to the Israelis as a “pro-Palestinian,” who would not support their efforts (and, in private, disparaged Obama, referring to him at one point as someone who would “never make it in the major leagues”).


Hersh told Democracy Now that Cheney ran an “executive assassination ring” in a dozen countries.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 :Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh created a stir earlier this month when he said the Bush administration ran an “executive assassination ring” that reported directly to Vice President Dick Cheney. “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,” Hersh said.

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