Dick Cheney: No link between Saddam and 9/11

Saddam captured {Atlasshrugs2000}
Saddam captured {Atlasshrugs2000}

FROM CNN’s Jack Cafferty:

Dick Cheney says he doesn’t think Saddam Hussein was involved in the 9/11 attacks. More than six years after the Bush administration took us to war in Iraq — after 4,310 Americans died there, and with U.S. troops possibly staying in that country for years to come — the former vice president says the Iraqi dictator had nothing to do with the planning or execution of the terror attacks.

Shortly after 9/11, Cheney was singing a different tune… Then he said it was “pretty well” confirmed that one of the leaders of the attack, Mohammed Atta, had met with a senior Iraqi intelligence official in Prague in 2000.


Nonetheless, Cheney continues to defend the Bush administration’s decision to invade Iraq — saying Saddam’s previous support for known terrorists was a real threat after 9/11. And he insists there was an ongoing relationship that went back years between al Qaeda and Iraq — saying that information came primarily from CIA Director George Tenet.

The former vice president is now explaining away the early uncertainty of the so-called Iraq-9/11 link by saying that intelligence gathering is “more an art form than a science.” However, he failed to mention those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction that never seemed to materialize — another supposed reason for the invasion.

Here’s my question to you: Six years after the invasion of Iraq, how does it make you feel when Dick Cheney says there was no link between Saddam Hussein and 9/11? source

The selected CNN responses below are hate filled. Will Cheney be brought to court?

Mark June 2nd, 2009 6:00 pm ET
Both Cheney and Bush should be tried for war crimes. Cheney is satan and probably led Bush to believe there was a connection between 9/11 and Iraq. What a terrible waste of American and Iraqi lifes to say nothing of the obscene amount of money we have wasted. Dick Cheney needs to shut up!! No one cares what he has to say.
Tracy in Houston June 2nd, 2009 6:00 pm ET
One word: betrayed.

Jim June 2nd, 2009 6:00 pm ET
I think this pretty much shows that the Bush administration, and everyone in it, had absolutely no clue about what was going on or what they were doing.

Orlando June 2nd, 2009 6:00 pm ET
Not really surprising isn’t it?

Bryan June 2nd, 2009 6:00 pm ET
Let me just say that I hope the people who died will somehow be repaid in the afterlife. And to those who were injured, I hope they received just compensation. Everyone in the United States, whether for or against the war is going to live a nice long life into his 70s or 80s, but a lot of these guys who fought got the screws at age 18, 20, 23, 25….

Mala June 2nd, 2009 6:00 pm ET
Only Dick Cheney saw the link. Anyone with a grain of intelligence would see that Sadam and Al Qaeda were never allies. It is sickening that instead of spending the billions of dollars on education and infrastructure repair within the country we spent it on Iraq. If the people of iraq wanted a better form of government why did they not fight for it. Democracy can never be given to you, democracy is something the people of the country must fight for. That is what all independent democratic nations did- like South Africa, India etc. How can Mr. Cheney defend the war and the thousands of Iraqi and American lives he destroyed in the process. Sickening.

John O’Guinn June 2nd, 2009 6:00 pm ET
In a word, disgusted. Men who’ve never been on the battlefield should not be making these kinds of decisions based on statistical abstracts or political expedience. The Bush Administration’s purported tie-in of 9/11 with Saddam is like the scene from Casablanca where Claude Rains orders that the “usual suspects” be gathered. In short, the public demands a suspect, so which one is most useful for America’s foreign interests?

Springfield, Oregon


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