Cheney: Saddam, 9/11 unrelated

  1. Nicely done, Dick.

    We have been trying to say this for a LOOOOONG time.
    What galled me the most was this:
    But Hussein was "somebody who provided sanctuary and safe harbor and resources to terrorists. ... [It] is, without question, a fact."
    The United States has provided many of the same things for terrorists.
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  3. by   Brian
    I find it odd that Cheney is becoming so talkative on any news channel that will give him air time and that we've barely heard a peep out of Bush since they've been out of the office?

    I actually appreciate Bush's line that Obama deserves his silence. just my 2 cents
    Last edit by brian on Jun 1, '09
  4. by   Momus
    Why is that odd? Would it be less odd if they were both sounding off with matching criticism in the same perpetual manner that Obama and Biden are doing?
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    Oh, THERE's some news. And all I can think of to say to Cheney is, "Ya THINK??!! The rest of us knew that back before you and Bushie started this cluster-you-know-what!!!"

    Jerk-wad. I can't even look at the man, the sight of him makes me sick.
  6. by   RN1982
    When I read that article about 9/11 and Saddam not being related on I thought to myself "gee, really?"....I think deep down everyone with a clue knew they weren't related.
  7. by   Grace Oz
    :stone:angryfire:angthts: And to think our then government blindly followed the US into Iraq!
    We were all lied to - Period!
  8. by   Thunderwolf
    The whole fiasco reminds me much of that timeless saying by Nixon back when he was President..."I'm not a crook."

    History proved that he was...and sad to say, the Bush-Cheney duo are proving to be much the same. History tends to repeat itself.
  9. by   herring_RN
    is his memory that bad? does he think everyone else can't remember
    saddam hussein "had long-established ties with al-qaeda." "there's overwhelming evidence there was a connection between al qaeda and the iraqi government. i am very confident that there was an established relationship there." - vice president cheney, january 2004
    "simply stated, there is no doubt that saddam hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. there is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us. and there is no doubt that his aggressive regional ambitions will lead him into future confrontations with his neighbours - confrontations that will involve both the weapons he has today, and the ones he will continue to develop." vice president cheney in 2002
    former vice president cheney on video 2004 and then 2001 ??? -
  10. by   azhiker96
    Many memories change in time. I opposed our entry into Iraq because it was done under the auspices of supporting UN resolutions. I'm fine with letting the UN be ineffective if they don't want to enforce their own resolutions. Remember, they had resolutions banning WMDs and ALSO requiring inspections. Saddam cut off most inspections and put so many controls on the inspections that were allowed that they were ineffective. That provided the excuse to attack.

    Look at N. Korea today. There are UN resolutions that they not process nuclear material and not test long range missiles. It didn't stop a thing. At least now we have an administration that hopefully won't feel compelled to take military action.

    While we're on Iraq, what happened to the campaign promise to pull our troops out in 18 months? What I've seen lately sounds like Obama is going to follow the Bush timetable to pull out in 2011. Although I see this change as a positive for this administration. It shows that Obama is open to changing his mind when he gets new data or insight. It would be nice to hear an explanation for the change.
  11. by   VivaLasViejas
    All I know is that my son is going to Iraq later this summer and won't be back until October or November of next year. Doesn't sound to me like we're quite through yet. :stone
  12. by   herring_RN
    President obama is wrong (IMO). It is way past time to leave.
    I heard on the radio we had more military contractors in May 2009 than we did in February.
  13. by   flightnurse2b
    my youngest brother graduated from high school last night.
    during the ceremony, they asked all the people in the class going in the military to stand up. there are 17 students from his class leaving for somewhere after basic training. apart from the standing ovation and the wild applause for them, i think everyone in the crowd was crying at the same time. those kids are so, so, so brave...
  14. by   VivaLasViejas
    Thank you for saying that, flightnurse2b. I think so too.

    I've got the one kid leaving for Iraq in August, and another going to A-stan sometime this winter. I am not ashamed to say that I think they're among some of the bravest people on the planet, because they are both not only able, but willing to go. As far as I'm concerned, they've got more cojones than me, or anyone else I know........certainly more than most politicians!
    Last edit by VivaLasViejas on Jun 5, '09