Cheney reasserts his opinion in the face of fact...

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ZZZzzzzzzz, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. (Cheney on Fatbaugh, trying to keep the ditto heads drunk on the Koolaid...)

    Cheney Reasserts al-Qaida-Saddam Link

    AP | April 6, 2007 08:08 AM EST
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    WASHINGTON — Vice President Dick Cheney repeated his assertions of al-Qaida links to Saddam Hussein's Iraq on Thursday as the Defense Department released a report citing more evidence that the prewar government did not cooperate with the terrorist group.

    Cheney contended that al-Qaida was operating in Iraq before the March 2003 invasion led by U.S. forces and that terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was leading the Iraqi branch of al-Qaida. Others in al-Qaida planned the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

    "He took up residence there before we ever launched into Iraq, organized the al-Qaida operations inside Iraq before we even arrived on the scene and then, of course, led the charge for Iraq until we killed him last June," Cheney told radio host Rush Limbaugh during an interview. "As I say, they were present before we invaded Iraq."

    However, a declassified Pentagon report released Thursday said that interrogations of the deposed Iraqi leader and two of his former aides as well as seized Iraqi documents confirmed that the terrorist organization and the Saddam government were not working together before the invasion.

    The Sept. 11 Commission's 2004 report also found no evidence of a collaborative relationship between Saddam and Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network during that period.

    Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, had requested that the Pentagon declassify the report prepared by acting Defense Department Inspector General Thomas F. Gimble. In a statement Thursday, Levin said the declassified document showed why a Defense Department investigation had concluded that some Pentagon prewar intelligence work was inappropriate.

    The report, which had been released in summary form in February, said that former Pentagon policy chief Douglas J. Feith had acted inappropriately but not illegally in reviewing prewar intelligence. Levin has claimed that Feith's intelligence assessment was wrong and distorted but nevertheless formed part of the basis on which President Bush took the country to war.

    Although Feith's assessment in mid-2002 offered several examples of cooperation between Saddam's government and al-Qaida, the report said, the CIA had concluded months earlier that no evidence supported the existence of significant or long-term relationships.
  2. kut2k2


    Dickhead Cheney is a pathological liar.

    Given a choice between lying and telling the truth, he will opt for the lie nine times out of ten, even on minor stuff, much less something big like the reason why he and the chimp took us into a criminal invasion and occupation of a sovereign nation.

    I remember when he was being interviewed after his shooting "accident". He kept referring to the victim as "my good friend". Then the interviewer asked him directly "Was [put name of Cheney's shooting victim here; sorry, I don't remember it] a close friend?" and the dickhead actually slipped up and told the truth: "No, he was just an acquaintance." Tells you everything you need to know about Cheney.
  3. Cheney and his ilk are psychopaths. Don't vote for them again please.
  4. BVM88


  5. neophyte321

    neophyte321 Guest

    perhaps I'm missing something ....... Cheney said they were operating in Iraq, how does that translate into saying they were operating with Saddam's government?

    Considering the number of Al Qaeda members operating in Iraq currently, it is not a stretch to conclude they were there before we arrived.

    Al Qaeda was operating in the United States before the Iraq invasion, and most likely still are, for christ's sakes.
  6. I can't believe the chest pounding, bible thumping rednecks who cannot see who the enemy is. It's bush who hates our freedoms.

    Professor who criticized Bush added to terrorist 'no-fly' list

    Michael Roston
    Raw Story
    Monday April 9, 2007

    A top Constitutional scholar from Princeton who gave a televised speech that slammed President George W. Bush's executive overreach recently learned that he had been added to the Transportation Security Administration's terrorist watch list. He shared his experience this weekend at the law blog Balkinization.

    Walter F. Murphy, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Emeritus, at Princeton University, attempted to check his luggage at the curbside in Albuquerque before boarding a plane to Newark, New Jersey. Murphy was told he could not use the service.

    "I was denied a boarding pass because I was on the Terrorist Watch list," he said.

    When inquiring with a clerk why he was on the list, Murphy was asked if he had participated in any peace marches.

    "We ban a lot of people from flying because of that," a clerk said.

    Murphy then explained that he had not marched, but had "in September, 2006, given a lecture at Princeton, televised and put on the Web, highly critical of George Bush for his many violations of the Constitution."

    The clerk responded, "That'll do it."

    Murphy was allowed to board the plane, but was warned that his luggage would be "ransacked." On his return trip, his luggage was lost.

    Murphy is a decorated Marine who served in the Korean War and was a reservist for 19 years. Mark Graber, who presented the blog post, adds that there were other reasons that Murphy was an unlikely terror suspect.

    "While he holds some opinions, most notably on welfare, similar to opinions held on the political left, he is a sharp critic of ROE V. WADE, and supported the Alito nomination," he wrote.

    The blog post on Murphy's experience can be accessed at this link.
  7. Bush doesn't bother with a list like Nixon had

    he just puts them on the terrorist watch list...

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  8. neophyte321

    neophyte321 Guest

    koolaid indeed,.... I couldn't find one link with a legitimate source...,GGLJ:en&q=Walter++Murphy+Princeton+Terrorist

    Ok, this war is fucked up, it's been mishandled, we have 150k troops over there trapped in the cross fire of someone else's civil war that we instigated. It's an abomination. I put the over/under on the newly installed Iraqi government turning hostile toward america after we leave at -3 years.

    The point of all this? I don't know you tell me.

    That doesn't mean that when a congressman/woman who voted for the war stands in front of the american people and claims to have been lied to, gets a pass.

    that's the first time I've been called a redneck.
  9. "The point of all this? I don't know you tell me."

    No terrorist attacks on American soil. Gudenuff for me. Get out of the way and let the man do his job.

    "pathological liar" "psychopath" "Koran thumping rednecks" these are weapons of war, not of our chosing but part of our arsenal now. The news is not for us, it is for Al Jazerra.
    #10     Apr 10, 2007