Friday :: Jun 18, 2004

Cheney, Still Without Proof Of A Saddam-Al Qaeda Connection, Blames The Media

by Steve

Bush and Cheney say it is wrong to suggest, as the 9/11 Commission reported, that there was no working relationship between Saddam and Al Qaeda. So what does Cheney do when he gets shown to be once again a ďfaith-basedĒ consumer of intelligence?

He blames the media.

Then, he goes further and reintroduces the red herring that it was possible that Saddam had something to do with 9/11. And he did this last night, like a drunk who canít quit the bottle.

He caps it off by saying that he ďprobablyĒ knows something about the purported Saddam-Al Qaeda connection that the 9/11 Commission doesnít know. Why is that Dick? Didnít you and Charlie McCarthy meet with the commission jointly? Didnít you provide all information you had on 9/11 to the commission? Why would you still have information related to 9/11 that wasnít provided to the commission, unless a) you are still making shit up, and/or b) you never took the 9/11 Commission seriously and withheld information from them? Since you believe in an imperial presidency, and donít feel the public has a right to know what goes on in their government, option (b) is very likely. But since no one else has come forward with a timeline and list of verified contacts and meetings showing a pattern of cooperation between Saddam and Al Qaeda, option (a) is just as likely.

In summary, since both Bush and Cheney allegedly cooperated with the commission and now take issue with its conclusions without providing proof that they are right, we could assume that they withheld information from the commission. And if they did withhold information, as Cheney indicates they did, then what else did they withhold? The other alternative to believe is that they are just like drunks who canít let go of their faith-based intelligence, even when they have now been given plenty of opportunity to show their cards and prove their case, and have yet been able to do so.

In either case, both Bush and Cheney by their behavior have no claim to credibility on this purported connection between Saddam and 9/11 period, and it calls into question their credibility on 9/11 to begin with.

Steve :: 6:48 AM :: Comments (21) :: Digg It!