Forget Pelosi - Dick Cheney calls CIA liars

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  1. slurper_la

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    In a speech before the National Press Club today Dick Cheney claims (suddenly and completely contradicting everything he's ever said about Iraq for the past 6 1/2 years) he never believed there was a link between Saddam Hussein and Al Queda or that Iraq had WMD and that any such claims and justifications were the fault of George Tenet, former CIA Director, who, according to Cheney, combined various bits of inaccurate intelligence in his reports to the White House and Congress.

    (searching for video)

    excerpts from today's speech:

    ...Cheney also defended the Bush administration's decision to invade Iraq in 2003, despite faulty intelligence about its nuclear weapons program and links to the Sept. 11 attacks. He asserted that Saddam Hussein could have helped terrorists acquire nuclear weapons. Once the U.S. invaded, it could find no evidence of an active Iraqi nuclear weapons program.

    On Monday, Cheney disavowed intelligence reports he once cited suggesting that Hussein had collaborated with Al Qaeda on Sept. 11...

    ...The information "turned out not to be true," Cheney said; citing 2002 Senate testimony by George J. Tenet, then the CIA director...

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    On whether Hussein helped Al Qaeda carry out the 2001 terrorist attacks, Cheney said, "I do not believe, and I have never seen any evidence, that he was involved in 9/11."
     
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    man! can't hardly wait on that video!
     
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    So where does he call them "liars"?
     
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    still confirms unequivocally that Hussein regime sponsored terrorism; simply stipulated that they weren't directly involved in 9/11.

    "Liars?"

    LMAO
     
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    Take note, LPSG-ers. If there's anyone who posts to these threads who knows anything about lying, it's definitely Starinvestor.
     
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    i see where you find face queen you now find the the twinkling little star. ah how sweet.
     
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    Still confirms, eh?
    Bush backs Cheney on assertion linking Hussein, Al Qaeda - The Boston Globe

    So, are we in denial that Cheney did believe at one time there was a link between Saddam and 9/11? Or are you saying that he didn't say the actual word "liar" in his statement which went against 6 1/2 years of falsehoods and inaccurate assumptions? Please elaborate, because to most people that still constitutes as a lie.
     
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    My point is that

    1. Cheney still confirms that they sponsored terrorism; but qualifies that by saying that Hussein wasn't linked to 9/11
    2. He never called the CIA 'liars'

    Reminder of OP: Dick Cheney calls CIA liars
     
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    Oh, I see.
    In other words, you're pigeonholing the issue. Thanks for the clarity. :rolleyes:
     
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    Isn't that the whole issue? OP says forget Pelosi - Dick Cheney calls CIA liars.

    Did he call them liars, VB?

    No he did not.
     
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    It appears Mr. Cheney is trying to rewrite history. I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him.
     
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    Caught me. Clearly I'm not of a sound mind. I used the word "liar" in the title of this thread.

    Cheney saying the information provided by George Tenet "turned out not to be true" is obviously not the same thing as calling him a liar.
     
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    OK, so he didn't say the exact word. Is that how miniscule you want to analyze the issue? Or are we going to listen to what he's really saying?

    Sweating the small stuff, as usual...
     
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    If Saddam Hussein was discussing weapons of mass destruction and mentioned al-qaeda and other terrorists organizations in chatter...there is a process of analysis to determine what the meaning of the conversation is and what consequences could come out of it. There were reports from the CIA that pointed to Hussein possibly having or attempting to acquire WMD's. There were also reports that pushed back on the Bush Administration requesting more intel in that direction and found that Hussein wasn't an imminent security threat. Some intel was better than others. But to say that Cheney called the CIA liars? Inacurrate.


    Senate report cites CIA for ‘failures’ on Iraq

    'Mischaracterization' of data on weapons of mass destruction
     
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    Wow. Who would have known that this thread would have been reduced to an attack on synonymic wordplay? No wonder people see American Politics as a joke.
     
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    You really don't understand...do you. :rolleyes:
     
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    Is it just me, or does it seem Dick has more shit to say now, since the election, than he has in his entire eight years as vp?

    I mean, I know of the health problems, the security issues during the first term, and that he's considered possibly the most influential vp in history, but lately every time one looks up it's Cheney. wtf??
     
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