Tip of the hat to ThinkProgress for getting this up and out. While millions watched the Oscars, Jewish American Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who broke the Abu Ghraib prison story, was on CNN with Wolf Blitzer. The subject: imminent war with Iran and his latest article, “A Strategic Shift,” published in The New Yorker on Sunday.

Hersh states that the Bush administration is funding anti-Shiite Sunnis linked to al Qaeda without Congressional approval and without appropriate appropriation.

“We are simply in a situation where this president is really taking his notion of executive privilege to the absolute limit here, running covert operations, using money that was not authorized by Congress, supporting groups indirectly that are involved with the same people that did 9/11.�

If you can’t watch the video, read the transcript here.