Los Angeles Times - July 10, 2009: " ... Now, some are quoting the New Yorker's Seymour Hersh, who in March alleged that a secret army of CIA operatives reported to former Vice President Dick Cheney. In remarks he has not substantiated in print, Hersh talked about 'a special wing of our special operations community that is set up independently.' They do not report to anybody, except in the Bush-Cheney days, they reported directly to the Cheney office.... It's an executive assassination ring essentially, and it's been going on and on and on. ... look for the guessing game to continue. ... "

Also see: "The Suppressed Fact: 100 Deaths by U.S. Torture"