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    Re: Cheney Says There Was No Iraq Link to 9/11 Attacks

    Cheney says that they found links between Iraq and Al Qaeda. I'm sure there were links. But did Cheney ever say that Iraq was involved in 9/11?

    Over and over in interviews he explains that they have no proof of that. He said it right after 9/1. He said it in Sept. of 2002. He said it in 2004.....

    There were lots of mainstream news articles in the late 90s about Saddam offering safe haven to Osama Bin Laden. That's a pretty good reason why people would think there was a connection between Saddam and Bin Laden. There was a news story about Saddam's newspaper seemingly knowing in advance about the attacks. There was an early photo of American soldiers holding up a large poster of Saddam gloating about the attacks. Iraq was the only country not to offer and condolences to the victims of 9/11.

    I still say people are desperate to offer some sort of explanation for the mass sedition that went on throughout Bush's terms. If I had lied about our president in a time of war and then couldn't prove it I'd be pretty freaked out too.

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    Re: Cheney Says There Was No Iraq Link to 9/11 Attacks

    I don't get it, whoever said Saddam had something to do with 9/11. I thought it was about not complying with UN resolutions.
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    Re: Cheney Says There Was No Iraq Link to 9/11 Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I don't get it, whoever said Saddam had something to do with 9/11. I thought it was about not complying with UN resolutions.
    I would say the bar kept getting raised.

    And nobody seems remembers the oil for food scandal that made dealing with the UN so impossible. We were supposed to abide by those thieves?

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    Re: Cheney Says There Was No Iraq Link to 9/11 Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    Um the that's another load of pure BS completely debunked by the Senate Report on Iraqi WMD Intelligence which demonstrates that the Administration in no way interfered with the intelligence community and guess what? All 16 members of the intelligence community found in the 2002 NIE that Saddam possessed and was continuing development of WMD.

    Furthermore; we now know from the Pentagon Review of the DOCEX release that Saddam was sponsoring terrorism against the U.S. (including AQ affiliates) right up until the fall of Baghdad.
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    Re: Cheney Says There Was No Iraq Link to 9/11 Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    Sorry but that relationship is still not debunked sir. I suggest looking into the the Pentagon review of the DOCEX release which demonstrates Saddam's sponsorship of terrorist attacks against the U.S. including known AQ affiliates not to mention that Saddam was harboring a member of AQ responsible for bombing the WTC in 1993 and Saddam's offer of safe haven to OBL after 9-11.
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    Re: Cheney Says There Was No Iraq Link to 9/11 Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    Cheney says that they found links between Iraq and Al Qaeda. I'm sure there were links. But did Cheney ever say that Iraq was involved in 9/11?
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    Iraq, 9/11 Still Linked Cheney

    [Cheney] described Iraq as "the geographic base of the terrorists who have had us under assault for many years, but most especially on 9/11." Neither the CIA nor the congressional joint inquiry that investigated the assault on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon found any evidence linking Iraq to the hijackers or the attacks. President Bush corrected Cheney's statement several days later.
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    Re: Cheney Says There Was No Iraq Link to 9/11 Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    Cheney says that they found links between Iraq and Al Qaeda. I'm sure there were links. But did Cheney ever say that Iraq was involved in 9/11?
    Puh-leezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzze!

    This was debunked a lonnnnnng time ago!!!

    And you believe anything Cheney says? He has as many lies out there as Bush does. Cheney was out there making all kinds of statements trying to link Hussein and Iraq with the 9/11 hijackers.

    Letter linking Iraq and al-Qa'eda was forged by US spies says new book

    The White House ordered the CIA to forge a hand-written letter from the head of Iraqi intelligence to Saddam Hussein fabricating a visit by an al-Qa'eda operative two months before the September 11th attacks, according to a new book.

    Ron Suskind claimed in "The Way of the World" that the letter was designed to portray a fictitious link between the dictator's regime and al'Qa'eda as a justification for the Iraq war.

    Branding Mr Suskind's book "gutter journalism", the White House flatly denied as "absurd" any notion that it had ordered any forgery.

    Suskind writes that the letter's author, Tahir Jalil Habbush al-Tikriti, the former head of the Iraqi Intelligence Service, had been in contact with the Bush administration and MI6 before the March 2003 invasion.

    "The White House had concocted a fake letter from Habbush to Saddam, backdated to July 1, 2001," Suskind writes.

    "It said that 9/11 ringleader Mohammad Atta had actually trained for his mission in Iraq - thus showing, finally, that there was an operational link between Saddam and al Qa'eda, something the Vice President's Office had been pressing CIA to prove since 9/11 as a justification to invade Iraq. There is no link."

    The author also claims that the Bush administration had information from a senior Iraqi intelligence official stating "there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq - intelligence they received in plenty of time to stop an invasion".

    Suskind states that according to Nigel Inkster, the former assistant director of MI6, the intelligence service sent Michael Shipster, one of its top officers, to Jordan for meetings with Mr Habbush. Suskind writes that Mr Inkster confirmed that Mr Shipster was told by Mr Habbush that there were no illicit weapons in Iraq.

    Mr Inkster added that Saddam was focused on his own image and was worried about how he was viewed by Iran, and that Saddam didn't think a US invasion "was a serious proposition".

    Sir Richard Dearlove, the former head of British intelligence, was also interviewed by Suskind, who writes that Sir Richard confirmed Mr Shipster's meetings and report.

    Suskind says he asked why Mr Blair did not act on the spy's intelligence and Sir Richard is quoted as saying that Mr Shipster's mission was an eleventh-hour "attempt to try, as it were, I'd say, to diffuse [sic] the whole situation".
    The former spy chief added: "The problem was the Cheney crowd was in too much of a hurry, really. Bush never resisted them quite strongly enough. Yes, it was probably too late, I imagine, for Cheney. I'm not sure it was too late for Bush."

    The letter's existence was first reported in December 2003 after a copy was passed to The Sunday Telegraph by a member of Iraq's transitional government
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    Re: Cheney Says There Was No Iraq Link to 9/11 Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    I would say the bar kept getting raised.
    Actually, the bar got lowered every time the Bush admin opened its mouth as to the reasons they wanted to invade Iraq.
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    Re: Cheney Says There Was No Iraq Link to 9/11 Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog View Post
    On whether Hussein helped al-Qaeda carry out the 2001 terrorist attacks, Cheney said, I do not believe, and I have never seen any evidence, that he was involved in 9/11.
    I'm telling you folks this guy is pathetic..now that investigations are progressing and information is coming out in reguards to the Bush Administrations apparent motivatons for torturing people Cheney comes out and makes this stunning admission..why now?
    How is this news?
    Cheney never claimed there was a link between Iraq and 9-11.

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    Re: Cheney Says There Was No Iraq Link to 9/11 Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    Wow. Have you actually read the resolution? Because, really, what you just said is not in the least bit true.

    It is true that the administration focused on Iraq's alleged WMD's and Iraq's desire to restrict WMD inspections... But the resolution voted on by congree alleged many other items including the repression of the citizens of Iraq and the stability of the Middle East.

    But, don't let facts get in the way of a good argument.
    But don't you see? It was all predicated on fear in a post-9/11 world. That's the only real reason I believe Congress voted in favor of going to war with Iraq. The U.S. and the world at-large had known about the genicide Saddam committed upon his people, but was it America's business to step in and stop that?

    And granted, Saddam may not have had anything to do with the 9/11 attacks, and Saddam and Osama may have been "friends...associates", but I remain firm in the belief that less you have concrete evidence of a opposing government or so-called rogue nation's intent to do the U.S. harm, you don't invade another soverign nation. No matter how you slice it, the Iraq War was just wrong.

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