You’ll fall for anything
During the journalism conference event, I asked (Sy) Hersh specifically about this meeting and if he could elaborate on what occurred. Hersh explained that, during the meeting in Cheney’s office, an idea was considered to dress up Navy Seals (sic) as Iranians, put them on fake Iranian speedboats, and shoot at them. This idea, intended to provoke an Iran war, was ultimately rejected.
Yeah. That could so happen. The Vice President of the United States is so eager to go to war with Iran that he considered dressing up the most expensive operators in the SPECWAR inventory in IRGCN weeds only to shoot them up. It so happened because Sy Hersh said.
I really don’t know what’s more absurd. That Sy Hersh could make up yet another of his ridiculuous, unsourced and unsubstantiated claims, or that so many people minimally clever enough to earn the folding cash required to pay internet access bills could so eagerly believe him.
Ordinarily sane people don’t lose their minds all at once. It’s a slow, sequential process, a slippery slope. You start off believing that Dick Cheney was wrong on school vouchers, or tax cuts or what have you. It ends (hopefully) with you believing that the Vice President of the United States, or members of his retinue, advocated for murdering US servicemen in order to provide a causus belli for a war against Iran. Really believing it I mean. Not just pretending to. Because he’s so evil!!!1!eleven!