Monday, June 08, 2009

Cheney admits there was never any evidence tying Iraq, 9/11

Read about the lies and myths of the War on Terror

"Former Vice President Dick Cheney wants a do-over. After being party to an administration that repeatedly sought to tie the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with Saddam Hussein, he’s ready to let that assertion go.

"In an interview with Fox News' Greta van Susteren Monday, Cheney said there was no evidence tying Iraq and 9/11 — and that there never was.

"'On the question of whether or not Iraq was involved in 9-11, there was never any evidence to prove that,' he told the Fox host. 'There was "some reporting early on … but that was never borne out… [Former CIA Director] George [Tenet] … did say and did testify that there was an ongoing relationship between al-Qaeda and Iraq, but no proof that Iraq was involved in 9-11."

"Cheney’s comments are a marked shift from those he made in 2003 ..."

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