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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Seymour Hersh vamps for another Pulitzer Prize

Has Seymour Hersh lost touch with reality? It's more likely that he simply feels no obligation to be truthful in the pursuit of his political goals.

As reported by The McGill Daily, his speech to the students in Montreal, Canada, included this calumny:

If Americans knew the full extent of U.S. criminal conduct, they would receive returning Iraqi veterans as they did Vietnam veterans, Hersh said.

“In Vietnam, our soldiers came back and they were reviled as baby killers, in shame and humiliation,” he said. “It isn’t happening now, but I will tell you – there has never been an [American] army as violent and murderous as our army has been in Iraq.”

Notice how the editor felt it necessary to insert "[American]" into what was actually said by Hersh. Perhaps there is yet some recognition that massacres of noncombatants were conducted as a matter of strategy and policy as recently as the 20th century by Communists and others who have no regard whatsoever for human life -- and are still being done on purpose by Islamic radicals.

A statement attributed to John F. Kennedy comes to mind: "Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."

Seymour Hersh is a name to remember. His vicious lies about the American military personnel in Iraq show beyond any doubt that he is our enemy.


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