Then today come the news that the Pentagon officially shot down the connection between Iraq and al-Qaida.
Interrogations of Saddam Hussein and seized documents confirmed the former Iraqi regime had no links with Al-Qaida, a Pentagon report said Friday, contradicting the US case for the 2003 invasion.Cheney quacked indignantly in response.
A two-page resume of the report was published in February, but on Friday the Pentagon declassified the whole 120-page document.
Why does the Pentagon hate America?
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.(more)
The Young Turks immediately kicked Cheney in the chest and screamed, "This is Sparta!"
Bush's response to all this was, "What part of I don't give a fuck what anyone else says don't you people get?" Then he added 12,000 more troops to the surge.
BYU isn't down with the whole thing. Especially Cheney.
Crossposted at Ice Station Tango and AlliedRadio.Net.
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