Peter Wehner points out that Seymour Hersh has lost his few remaining marbles:

The New Yorker’s investigative reporter Seymour Hersh seems to be unraveling. According to a story posted on, in a speech in Doha, Qatar, Hersh delivered a rambling, conspiracy-laden diatribe here Monday expressing his disappointment with President Barack Obama and his dissatisfaction with the direction of U.S. foreign policy. “Just when we needed an angry black man,” he began, his arm perched jauntily on the podium, “we didn’t get one.” It quickly went downhill from there.

Hoo boy. Hersh apparently has confused the characters in a Dan Brown novel with members the American military and foreign policy apparatus, whom Hersh believes are members of Opus Dei or the Knights of Malta. Hersh actually says that  "a large percentage of the Joint Special Operations Command" of want to "change mosques into cathedrals."





Wehner writes:

These are the mutterings of a fevered, obsessive mind. His strange, conspiracy-plagued world is dominated by neo-conservatives and Opus Dei crusaders who are reliving the 13th century. Such writers now find a welcoming home at the New Yorker. David Remnick must be so proud.