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Thursday, October 07, 2004

Vice-President Cheney, Private Dick

Here's what Dick Cheney had to say during the vice-presidential debate on Tuesday: "The senator's got his facts wrong. I have not suggested there's a connection between Iraq and 9/11, but there's clearly an established Iraqi track record with terror. And the point is that that's the place where you're most likely to see the terrorist come together with weapons of mass destruction, the deadly technologies that Saddam Hussein had developed and used over the years."

Okay, two problems here. First of all, the CIA just issued a report stating that Saddam Hussein hasn't held any weapons of mass destruction for nearly 10 years. But secondly, Cheney is completely lying when he denies suggesting a connection between Iraq and 9-11.

A case in point. This is from NBC's "Meet the Press," Nov. 14, 2003. Here's what Cheney had to say then:

"If we're successful in Iraq, if we can stand up a good representative government in Iraq, that secures the region so that it never again becomes a threat to its neighbors or to the United States, so it's not pursuing weapons of mass destruction, so that it's not a safe haven for terrorists, now we will have struck a major blow right at the heart of the base, if you will, the geographic base of the terrorists who have had us under assault now for many years, but most especially on 9/11."


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