I don’t know if Hersh’s account makes any more sense than the official line, but if he is calling BS on Obama’s story, more power to him.
It does sound plausible that the whole ‘cover story’ was blown when the stealth chopper crashed... http://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n10/seymour-m-hersh/the-killing-of-osama-bin-laden
If you believe Hersh’s story, then you have to believe some Hollywood script writer was sitting there and put together a 300-line text of a fake story, with at least twenty different scenes which either didn’t happen or were totally created out of thin air.....then hands the script to forty people to memorize and recite at daily press conferences. Then the same fake WH story would be declassified and handed to some Hollywood people to turn into both a TV special and a four-star movie.
The piece on bin Laden’s body being handled at the aircraft carrier was epic. I watched the CNN special and they wove the fine story into a great piece. The admiral called around and found that he had a Muslim-religion sailor onboard, and secretly assigned him to the task of cleansing the body by Islam standards, then they held a solemn moment as they buried him at sea. By Hersh’s account....bin Laden’s body wasn’t all intact, and they simply buried him on some mountaintop in Afghanistan with no cleansing or anything.
The problem I see with Hersh....he is dependent on his info calling from one single person. This is not three or four people. Maybe it’s reliable but to have twenty odd differences with the Hersh story and being from only one source....I suspect there’s some fraud involved. Not that I don’t suspect the same with the WH version of the ‘adventure’.