Saturday, 7 April 2007

Cheney still insists al-Qa'ida had links with Iraq, despite evidence

I suppose the headline says it all really.

Vice-President Dick Cheney continues to insist that al-Qa'ida had close ties with Iraq before the 2003 US-led invasion, despite the publication of further evidence, including the interrogation of Saddam Hussein, confirming the consensus to the contrary of US intelligence.

Mr Cheney's assertions came as Congress released the full declassified version of a Pentagon report that sharply criticises a special office in its own building for writing intelligence reports alleging such contacts.

Those claims flatly contradicted the considered judgement of other US agencies - including the CIA and the Defence Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon's official in-house intelligence unit - that no such links existed.

There are still people who believe in the link, people who still believe that Presidents and Vice-Presidents wouldn't abuse there office and, of course, those that watch Fox News.

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