Skip to comments.Cheney: Iraq Documents Show Saddam-Osama Tie
Posted on 03/30/2006 6:43:13 AM PST by Carl/NewsMax
Vice President Dick Cheney predicted Wednesday that thousands of boxes of documents captured from Saddam's Hussein's former regime will show that the Iraqi dictator had a much closer relationship with Osama bin Laden than was previously known.
"I think what we'll find as we get a chance to go through and analyze these documents -- there's some 50,000 boxes of them that are now being made available here over the next few months -- that we'll see a pretty complete picture that Saddam Hussein did, in fact, deal with some pretty nefarious characters out there," Cheney told Fox News Radio's Tony Snow.
Asked if he was referring to Osama bin Laden, Cheney replied:
"Yes, we don't know the full scale of it there yet, and I don't want to make a hard and fast prediction here. But there is reporting, obviously, that we've seen over the years that there was some kind of a relationship there between the Iraqis and Osama bin Laden."
An Iraqi intelligence document ordered released by the White House two weeks ago detailed a Feb. 1995 meeting between bin Laden and an Iraqi intelligence official that was personally approved by Saddam, where bin Laden requested help in conducting "joint operations" against U.S. forces then stationed in Saudi Arabia.
The document went on to note that Saddam agreed to help bin Laden with propaganda broadcasts into Saudi Arabia and that "the development of the relationship and cooperation between the two parties [would] be left according to what's open based on dialogue and agreement on other ways of cooperation."
The vice president stressed that nothing in the new documents uncovered so far links Saddam to the 9/11 attacks. But he added: "That's a separate proposition from the question of whether or not there was some kind of a relationship between the Iraqi government, Iraqi intelligence services and the al Qaida organization."
He's not the only one...
Cheney: Iraq Documents Show Saddam-Osama Tie
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"The vice president stressed that nothing in the new documents uncovered so far links Saddam to the 9/11 attacks"
its lines like that, that make the whole story useless
This will be W's greatest legacy, challenging the cancer of terrorism spreading out of Saddams Iraq. If it had continued on, God knows what kind of beast, networking with terrorists round the world, would have grown out of that pit. And our children would have had to deal with it.
Osama or not, Saddam was in bed with terrorists, and that was more than enough reason to get rid of his sorry carcass. Iran is next.
I just don't think that the old media will ever admit their error in this situation if a link is found.
They keep hitting new lows anyway and have too much to lose.
We'll see what the new media can do with these stories but I am not going to hold my breath.
Besides, I don't think we can afford another 8 years of Bush profligacy.
Right. I think is was wise for the administration to release these docs in a slow methodical manner as the collective impact will end up being far greater than a huge one time document dump.
I'll ping him.
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Oh well ...
"The vice president stressed that nothing in the new documents uncovered so far links Saddam to the 9/11 attacks" - no, just links Saddam to supporting the perpetrator. Justification enough for me for regime change.
Why? The line is correct.
LOL, he and Condi better get added!
LOL ... good for Karl!
Oops, I truly meant to remove your name, I was seeing if there was a Karl Rove named poster on FR.
LOL ** embarrassed blushing **
The MSM - kicking and screaming - might eventually have to take a look at these documents. You'd think that a media so obsessed with obtaining government documents IN EVERY OTHER SITUATION - is taking such a blase - even hostile - approach to these documents. They seem to really fear that something will turn up that will exonerate Bush. They have so much capital invested in the "Bush lied about WMDs" scenario, they don't want a full examination of the facts.
Congress spends the money. Were you as upset as the Treason Media about Reagan's "profligacy"?
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