Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Broken Record Cheney

It doesn't matter how many commissions and reports say otherwise. Dick Cheney will continue to link Iraq to September 11th.

"This long-term struggle became urgent on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 . That day we clearly saw that dangers can gather far from our own shores and find us right there at home," said Cheney, who was accompanied by his wife, Lynne, and their daughter, Elizabeth.

"So the United States made a decision: to hunt down the evil of terrorism and kill it where it grows, to hold the supporters of terror to account and to confront regimes that harbor terrorists and threaten the peace," Cheney said. "Understanding all the dangers of this new era, we have no intention of abandoning our friends or allowing this country of 170,000 square miles to become a staging area for further attacks against Americans."

Cheney is both politically oportunistic and cowardly. He will use the 9-11 tragedy to make the bogus case for the Iraq war. Cheney had the chutzpah to blame the media for implying that he suggested there was a connection.

Reiterating the distinction between contacts and actual collaboration on the Sept. 11 attacks, Cheney said some news media had blurred that distinction and reported the administration was directly tying the attacks to Saddam.

"The press is, with all due respect there are exceptions, often times lazy, often simply reports what someone else in the press says without doing their homework," Cheney said.

Later in the interview, Cheney proceeded to link al-Qaida with Saddam Hussein. What a sad excuse for a public official.

Update: this golden oldie from Cheney is worth replaying.

"He's had years to get good at it and we know he has been absolutely devoted to trying to acquire nuclear weapons. And we believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons," Cheney said.

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