In the wake of the murder of Qassim Soleimani the LRB has reprinted- free to view- Seymour Hersch's account of the murder of Osama Bin Laden. If Hersch is to be believed- and I don't see why not- almost everything we were told about the operation (by the President among others) was a lie. Bin Laden was a sitting duck- a prisoner of the Pakistanis, an invalid, mentally confused, unguarded, unarmed. There was no opposition, no firefight and no question of him being taken alive; it was a hit- pure and simple.
Like I said, disheartening.