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Hersh: Cheney's Office Considered Disguising Navy Seals As Iranians To Provoke War

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First Posted: 07-31-08 02:25 PM   |   Updated: 08- 8-08 05:12 AM

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Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker reporter Seymour Hersh recently told Think Progress that a recent meeting in Vice President Cheney's office on the topic of how to provoke a war with Iran yielded some interesting results:

Hersh: There was a dozen ideas proffered about how to trigger a war. The one that interested me the most was why don't we build -- we in our shipyard -- build four or five boats that look like Iranian PT boats. Put Navy seals on them with a lot of arms. And next time one of our boats goes to the Straits of Hormuz, start a shoot-up.

Might cost some lives. And it was rejected because you can't have Americans killing Americans. That's the kind of -- that's the level of stuff we're talking about. Provocation. But that was rejected.

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