Far-left reporter Seymour Hersh has made a career of besmirching the reputation of the U.S. in the global arena. While tirelessly seeking out U.S. scandals to publicize, he perpetually ignored the barbaric crimes of our enemies, including the North Vietnamese, Saddam Hussein, North Korea and Islamic jihadists. Now, Hersh is embroiled in his own scandal. Recently, he claimed that major elements of the U.S. military are using the War on Terror as a cover for a "crusade" to conquer Islam for Christianity. The outburst provides a glimpse into the journalist's paranoid world that has framed his stories.
In his speech for Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Seymour Hersh said that the secret agenda of the Bush Administration was to wage a war on Islam and steal Muslim resources, using language sure to please the ears of any radical Islamic propagandist.
"In the Cheney shop, the attitude was…We're gonna change mosques into cathedrals. And when we get all the oil, nobody's gonna give a damn," Hersh claimed. "That's the attitude. We're gonna change mosques into cathedrals. That's an attitude that pervades, I'm here to say, a large percentage of the Joint Special Operations Command."