Media Leftists: Navy Seals a 'Secret Assassination Ring"

Scary stuff - imagine a covert team of special op killers who go into other countries without getting permission and kill special targets whose names they find on a 'list.' It's America held hostage according to those who, during the Bush years, did their best to demonize defending the nation.

"It's an executive assassination ring essentially, and it's been going on and on and on," Hersh stated. "Under President Bush's authority, they've been going into countries, not talking to the ambassador or the CIA station chief, and finding people on a list and executing them and leaving. That's been going on, in the name of all of us."

OLBERMANN: . just because we might not be surprised by what Mr. Hersh is alleging, I mean, people who look at Dick Cheney would say, well, yes, that sounds plausible if it isn’t actually true -- should that make this revelation any less shocking or if true any less egregious and essentially terrifying to the nature of the democracy?

FINEMAN: Well, depressing is another word I would use, and infuriating. If it pans out, if when Sy’s book comes out, it’s all there – because it would be of a piece with the picture that’s emerging. "We became what we beheld," to use a phrase from a great movie called The Untouchables. And I think it’s clear in the days right after 9/11 that, especially Vice President Cheney and he managed to convince George W. Bush, and maybe he didn’t need a whole lot of convincing, that secrecy and really, lawlessness was the way to go in the early days.