Appearing on CNN’s Late Edition to discuss his new article, ‚”The Redirection,” Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh warned that the Bush administration is ‚”very far along” in its plans for a war with Iran.
Among the other highlights from the interview:
– Hersh said U.S. special forces and intelligence operatives have been conducting a lot of ‚”very aggressive” activities inside Iran on the border of Iraq.
– Inside the military, they are planning ‚”a 24 hour package” — that is, a plan to operationalize a strike on Iran within 24 hours of Bush’s order.
– Noting Bush’s steadfast refusal to talk with Iran, Hersh said, ‚”Maybe we just have to really listen to what he is saying. And I don’t know what can stop him because he is president.”
Watch the video here. And don’t miss Hersh ‘s essential New Yorker article, The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefitting our enemies in the war on terrorism?