How Important is Cheney’s Admission that There was NEVER Any Evidence Linking Iraq and 9/11?

Cheney said in an interview on Fox News:

“On the question of whether or not Iraq was involved in 9-11, there was never any evidence to prove that,” he told the Fox host. “There was “some reporting early on … but that was never borne out… [President] George [Bush] … did say and did testify that there was an ongoing relationship between al-Qaeda and Iraq, but no proof that Iraq was involved in 9-11.”

How important is Cheney’s admission?

Well, 5 hours after the 9/11 attacks, Donald Rumsfeld said “my interest is to hit Saddam”.

He also said “Go massive . . . Sweep it all up. Things related and not.”

And at 2:40 p.m. on September 11th, in a memorandum of discussions between top administration officials, several lines below the statement “judge whether good enough [to] hit S.H. [that is, Saddam Hussein] at same time”, is the statement “Hard to get a good case.” In other words, top officials knew that there wasn’t a good case that Hussein was behind 9/11, but they wanted to use the 9/11 attacks as an excuse to justify war with Iraq anyway.

Moreover, “Ten days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President Bush was told in a highly classified briefing that the U.S. intelligence community had no evidence linking the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein to the [9/11] attacks and that there was scant credible evidence that Iraq had any significant collaborative ties with Al Qaeda”.

And a Defense Intelligence Terrorism Summary issued in February 2002 by the United States Defense Intelligence Agency cast significant doubt on the possibility of a Saddam Hussein-al-Qaeda conspiracy.

And yet Bush, Cheney and other top administration officials claimed repeatedly for years that Saddam was behind 9/11. See this analysis. Indeed, Bush administration officials apparently swore in a lawsuit that Saddam was behind 9/11.

Moreover, President Bush’s March 18, 2003 letter to Congress authorizing the use of force against Iraq, includes the following paragraph:

(2) acting pursuant to the Constitution and Public Law 107-243 is consistent with the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.

In fact, Cheney made the linkage between Iraq and 9/11 on many occasions.

For example, according to Raw Story, Cheney was still alleging a connection between Iraq and the alleged lead 9/11 hijacker in September 2003 – a year after it had been widely debunked. When NBC’s Tim Russert asked him about a poll showing that 69% of Americans believed Saddam Hussein had been involved in 9/11, Cheney replied, “It’s not surprising that people make that connection.”

And even after the 9/11 Commission debunked any connection, Cheney said that the evidence is “overwhelming” that al Qaeda had a relationship with Saddam Hussein’s regime , that Cheney “probably” had information unavailable to the Commission. and that the media was not ‘doing their homework’ in reporting such ties.

Therefore, the Bush administration expressly justified the Iraq war to Congress by representing that Iraq planned, authorized, committed, or aided the 9/11 attacks. See this, this, this and this.

And while many people now focus on the false WMD claims, it is important to remember that – at the time – the Saddam-911 link was at least as important in many people’s minds as a reason to invade Iraq.

Indeed, given that Cheney and the boys are still pretending that everyone thought that Iraq possessed WMDs, Cheney’s admission that there was never any evidence linking Iraq and 9/11 might be even more definitive proof of intentional misrepresentations by Cheney and other high-level members of the Bush administration.

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  • http://Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com Anonymous

    Let the liars keep opening their mouths. They can’t keep all the lies going forever. The dam is ready to burst!Lets notify the Hague, turn on the T.V. and make some popcorn.This will be the best reality show of all time!

  • http://Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com Anonymous

    listen, these fuckers committed TREASON, they mass murdered people here in the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001 to generate the ‘excuse’ necessary to go to war with people in two countries and destroy our civil liberties and freedom.for that, they need to be hanged. after a trial, but hanged nonetheless. I mean it. HANGED!

  • http://Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com Anonymous

    Maybe all those cars that drove around with flags and decals on their cars after the event need to converge on Washington. Especially the ones with the “We will never forget” bumper stickers.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18389458818431848912 Steve Bremner

    Evil man. Desperate and alone. Reaching out for his place in history.

  • http://Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com Anonymous

    If Cheney said that torture like waterboarding works then let’s apply this methods on Bush and Cheney and let’s see what important messages we will hear about 9/11 inside job!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13156080225918567393 The Grey Tiger

    It will be a huge black mark on the history the US if these traitors are not tried for their crimes. they are absolutely guilty of treason, unfortunately they removed the death penalty from this crime. Troublesome is the fact that Obama if he does not pursue these evil men will become guilty of the same crimes. This is the part that has bothered me from the beginning when the congress didn’t stop the war, the torture, the wire tapping, etc. Once they are allowed to happen they become SOP.

  • http://Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com Anonymous

    They are holding complete economic collapse over their heads. This CDS and subprime thing was a deliberately manufactured crisis. If economic collapse happens, the blackmail aspect is nullified. Of course, we are then up a creek and distracted from thinking about Cheney and 911.

  • http://Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com Anonymous

    Micheal Vick public enemy #1

  • http://Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com Anonymous

    This is old news actually. Cheney also made this admission to Tony Snow of FOX news YEARS ago. It didnt take off then, because Cheney was in office and prosecutable, so the MSM and the fake Sayanim 'alternative' media covered up for it also. Or should we say- just ignored it on behalf of common interests (israel)

  • http://Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com Anonymous
  • http://911insidejob.net Joe

    Obama will do nothing about the treasonous acts of the Bush administration. Since John F. Kennedy was assassinated by the CIA, no president has had any power to oppose the secret government that has taken over in this country. This is the military-industrial oil Private central banking complex with a complete support of the Israeli fascist state. The media does not report anything about the outrageous lies of the Bush administration regarding 9/11, Iraq, Iran, Korea, and the fake war on terror.For more articles and videos go to 911 inside job.net.

 

 

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