The American mainstream press has both neglected and disparaged Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh recently for reporting on how, for more than two years, senior U.S. military leaders subverted President Obama's strategy to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, with some attacking Hersh for having the temerity to rely on unnamed sources. Hersh's shocking report on Syria is worthy of investigation as opposed to ridicule, especially when other senior government officials - on the record, mind you - lend credence to his reportage. Not to mention that Hersh cited intelligence reports and other named officials to support the gist of his story.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.