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Pulitzer winner Seymour Hersh: Bin Laden raid ‘one big lie’

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Seymour Hersh, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, said all the details surrounding the U.S. raid on Osama bin Laden's compound that resulted in the terrorist leader's death are completely false.

That whole story of U.S. success is "one big lie," he said in The Guardian.

"Not one word of it is true," he said, referring to the narrative put forth by the Obama administration about the bin Laden mission and about the al Qaeda leader's 2011 death.

Mr. Hersh didn't specify or elaborate, but he is writing a book about national security issues, The New York Post reported. And one chapter is focused on the U.S. Navy SEALs' storming of the bin Laden compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Mr. Hersh even said that the report put out by the Pakistani government about life in the compound was a lie.

"The Pakistanis put out a report, don't get me going on it," he said in the New York Post report. "Let's put it this way — it was done with considerable American input. It's a [expletive] report."

 

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