Seymour Hersh’s ‘Justice’
5:39 PM, Apr 12, 2012 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
Back then, Hersh was “betting” that Baer was right, and that Iran and Hezbollah helped al Qaeda pull off 9/11. Note that Hersh thought this argument was a useful cudgel for going after the Bush administration.
Amazingly, more than two years later, the 9/11 Commission did find ties between Iran/Hezbollah and the hijackers. A last minute discovery of intelligence reports showing these ties was written into the commission’s final report on pages 240 and 241. In a section entitled, “Assistance from Hezbollah and Iran to al Qaeda,” the 9/11 Commission concluded that the issue “requires further investigation by the U.S. government.”
Hersh wasn’t interested in pursuing this story, however. It would have complicated his blame Bush, turned blame America, narrative.
Thomas Joscelyn is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.