The author is making the lies. McCain and anyone else who has ANY real information knows it.
There were real people there, like the SEALS who went in.....this is just stupid conspiracy theorists (and a few Republicans who want to diss Obama's legacy).
Pakistan may have been harboring him. They could not be trusted....even if a "walk-in" came in, it still wouldn't make Pakistan cooperative. There was certainly more extensive covert and investigative work done beyond what a walk-in could substantiate.
"Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, dismissed Hersh's account. "I simply have never heard of anything like this and I've been briefed several times," said McCain, R.-Arizona. "This was a great success on the part of the administration and something that we all admire the president's decision to do. "
"The principal claims that Hersh's article makes, which largely rely on the assertions of a single, unnamed
, retired senior U.S. intelligence official....."
Hersh's account of the bin Laden raid is a farrago of nonsense that is contravened by a multitude of eyewitness accounts, inconvenient facts and simple common sense.
Let's start with the claim that the only shots fired at the Abbottabad compound were the ones that killed bin Laden. That ignores the fact that two SEALs on the mission, Matt Bissonnette, author of "No Easy Day," and Robert O'Neill have publicly said that there were a number of other people killed that night, including bin Laden's two bodyguards, one of his sons and one of the bodyguard's wives. Their account is supplemented by many other U.S. officials who have spoken on the record to myself or to other journalists."http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/11/opinions/bergen-bin-laden-story-a-lie/
Hirsh was a great reporter in the 60s. But this is 50 years later.