more corroboration that Cheney is a murderer... in a forum at the Univ. of Minnesota on Monday night, award-winning journalist Seymour Hersh let slip details from his upcoming book about the Dark Lord signing off on assassinations... Jonathan Alter discusses the news about it on Countdown audio of Hersh's Q&A... (scroll to 9:10 mark) "After 9/11, I haven't written about this yet, but the Central Intelligence Agency was very deeply involved in domestic activities against people they thought to be enemies of the state. Without any legal authority for it. They havenâ€™t been called on it yet. That does happen. "Right now, today, there was a story in the New York Times that if you read it carefully mentioned something known as the Joint Special Operations Command -- JSOC itâ€™s called. It is a special wing of our special operations community that is set up independently. They do not report to anybody, except in the Bush-Cheney days, they reported directly to the Cheney office. They did not report to the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff or to Mr. [Robert] Gates, the secretary of defense. They reported directly to him. ... "Congress has no oversight of it. Itâ€™s an executive assassination ring essentially, and itâ€™s been going on and on and on. Just today in the Times there was a story that its leaders, a three star admiral named [William H.] McRaven, ordered a stop to it because there were so many collateral deaths. "Under President Bushâ€™s authority, theyâ€™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. Thatâ€™s been going on, in the name of all of us. I wonder if Paul Wellstone's name is included in this section of Hersh's book.