Seymour Hersh recently made the claim that Dick Cheney ran a secret assassination squad.
Having worked in Washington only a block and a half from the White House, during the entire Bush administration, permit me to lay this rumor to rest. Dick Cheney didn’t run a “secret assassination squad.” He didn’t have to. Many’s the time when I saw him being driven around in an open car, dressed in an SS uniform, just hanging over the side taking pot-shots at pedestrians with his Luger, laughing maniacally. A guy who’ll do that doesn’t need to be a secret assassin, and he’s sure not going to farm the fun out to anybody else.
So, Seymour, you still sticking to that story?