Friday, October 20, 2006

Cheney Still Lying About Link Between Iraq And Al Qaeda

The Senate Intelligence Committee concluded last month that there was absolutely no relationship between Saddam Hussein and the late Al Qaeda operative Abu Musab Al Zarqawi.

Here’s the key quote from page 109: "Saddam Hussein attempted, unsuccessfully, to locate and capture Al-Zarqawi and … the regime did not have a relationship with, harbor, or turn a blind eye toward Zarqawi."

But that didn't stop Vice President Dick Cheney from falsely peddling Zarqawi as proof of a connection between Iraq and Al Qaeda.

During an interview yesterday with an Indiana television station, Cheney had this back-and-forth:

Q: ... why, since there has not been a direct connection between al Qaeda and Iraq established?

CHENEY: Well, the fact of the matter is there are connections. Mr. Zarqawi, who was the lead terrorist in Iraq for three years, fled there after we went into Afghanistan. He was there before we ever went into Iraq.

To quote liberal pundit Rachel Maddow: "This is isn't archival footage from 2003. ... Cheney said this yesterday!"

If you take the Senate report into consideration, then by Cheney's logic, the Bush Administration had a "connection" to Mohammed Atta, since he was an operative for Al Qaeda while living in the United States.

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White House Press Secretary Tony Snow -- perhaps doing Cheney's bidding -- made a similarly false statement last month during a press briefing. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) also has recently lied about ties between Iraq and Al Qaeda.

When will the lying stop?

9 Comments:

Anonymous whoop4467 said...

The lying will stop when they die and go to hell!!

1:35 PM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

When will the lying stop?
The lying will stop when the main stream media does its job and points out the lies, instead of continuing to scribe and parrot them!

When will the lying stop?
It will stop when Republicans, like the ones that blog on this site, acknowledge the fact that their vice president is delusional and a lyer instead of continuing to spin and cover for him!

11:36 PM  
Anonymous whoop467 said...

thewaronterrible said... It will stop when Republicans, like the ones that blog on this site, acknowledge the fact that their vice president is delusional and a lyer instead of continuing to spin and cover for him!

This will help a little bit, but it will never stop Bush and Chaney from telling lies. It is in their character and their blood. They will try to lie to GOD in their judgement day.

They will even try to scare the hell out of GOD with the threat of a "terrorist" attack on heaven and the threat that the devil will want to tax the inhibitants of heaven!!

11:45 PM  
Anonymous trinity said...

whoop467 said...
"This will help a little bit, but it will never stop Bush and Chaney from telling lies. It is in their character and their blood. They will try to lie to GOD in their judgement day."


Listen to yourselves. You guys are nuts, pure and simple. You're not only delusional, you're paranoid beyond words. Stop the projecting already.

11:44 AM  
Blogger thewaronterrible said...

Okay, Trinity. Perhaps Whoop was overstating the point a bit.
But why don't you show us some supporting evidence that Bush and Cheney are not chronic lyers.
You have more information for us than does Bob Woodward?
Delusional explains Bush and Cheney for failing to see, or acknowledge publicly, the catastrophic failure of Iraq.
Paranoid describes yourself and other Republicans who so paranoid about some fantasy overrunning of America by Islamic extremist (ala a Chuck Norris movie) that you accept lying by our political leaders and allowing them to erode your freedoms to the detriment of the entire country.

12:07 PM  
Anonymous whistle said...

Dick Cheney will always lie about Iraq, 9/11, or any other issue ...where he gains direct benefit by repeating the lies.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous ourvoicescount said...

It would be one thing if they were just ignorant themselves...

But knowing that they are just evil to the core... Man, that get's irritating, especially hearing others copy their talking points and spit them back at you without giving it an ounce of thought or consideration themselves...

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cheney still thinks we live in an era where if he says something in Indiana, no one will hear about it in New York or Florida or California.

I remember back in 2003, after Bush corrected to the press that Cheney was wrong to say there were ties between Iraq and 9/11, and then the NYT had a story a couple of weeks later, with Cheney speaking to a Houston Republican group, and talking about ties between Iraq and 9/11.

Who is he trying to fool? The true believers are going to vote Republican anyway.

2:34 PM  
Anonymous Dave G. said...

Cheney is one of the worst vice presidents in history, in one of the worst administrations in history. And his administration's incompetence is to our detriment, and will be for years to come.

8:55 PM  

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