Today's headline reads: "Hussein's Prewar Ties To Al-Qaeda Discounted." That's right. Captured Iraqi documents and intelligence "all confirmed" that Saddam's regime was not directly cooperating with al-Qaeda before the U.S. invasion of Iraq according to a declassified Pentagon report released Thursday.
The report exposes our own intelligence community's prewar consensus that the Iraqi government and al-Qaeda had only limited contacts. It also discounts the persistent statements of the Bush administration that there was an Iraqi connection to 9/11.
It is mind-numbing then to learn that the same day that the report was released, shadow-King Cheney, "appearing on Rush Limbaugh's radio program, repeated his allegation that al-Qaeda was operating inside Iraq 'before we ever launched' the war, under the direction of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the terrorist killed last June."
Actually, Zarqawi did not align himself with al-Qaeda until early 2004, after the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Cheney is still spewing propadanga.... distorting the facts, beating the war drums.... still controlling The Decider's Iraq war agenda.