Sunday, September 10, 2006

Don't bother me with the facts

Dick Cheney was in top form on Meet the Press. WashPost reports:
During the interview, Cheney continued to make the argument that there was a relationship between Hussein and al-Qaeda going back at least a decade before the U.S. invasion. He asserted that the now-deceased al-Qaeda operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi fled Afghanistan and "set up operations in Baghdad in the spring of '02 and was there from then, basically, until basically the time we launched into Iraq."

But a newly declassified report released Friday by the Senate Intelligence Committee found that the Central Intelligence Agency, by October 2005, had debunked the idea that there was any pre-war relationship between Zarqawi and Hussein's government. The report said the CIA assessment concluded that the government "did not have a relationship, harbor or turn a blind eye toward Zarqawi and his associates."

Cheney said he had not read the report.
And doesn't intend to, either.


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