I get your point. The Bush-43 administration never claimed that the Iraqi gov't were involved in 9/11. I get that. I think we all do, but here's my point once again...it was heavily implied that there was a connection between the terrorist and the Iraqi gov't. In short, the Bush-43 administration played on our fears. Moreover, former VP Cheney is still doing it! He may be playing down the Iraq-9/11 connection, but he's still making the assertion that Saddam possed a real threat to the U.S. THROUGH lose associations with known terrorist.
If those connections had been solid, I'd be defending the War in Iraq every day! But the connection was proven not to exsist atleast not to the extent the American people and the world were led to believe.
So, to me for former VP Cheney to come out with this old/brand new revelation now...well, what's the point except to once again attempt to justify going to war in Iraq where there really wasn't any justification at all? Moverover, his commentary is really about continuing on a line of fear and drumming up support for terrorist detainees. Why else would he even discuss this matter now?