WASHINGTON, May 19: American journalist Seymour Hersh has rejected news reports that quoted him as saying a ‘special death squad’ working under former US vice-president Dick Cheney killed Benazir Bhutto.
The award-winning journalist described as “complete madness” the reports that the squad headed by Gen Stanley McChrystal — the new commander of US army in Afghanistan — had also killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafique Al Hariri and a Lebanese army chief.
“Vice-President Cheney does not have a death squad. I have no idea who killed Mr Hariri or Ms Bhutto. I have never said that I did have such information. Continue reading