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MSNBC's Sharpton Falsely Claims Cheney 'Said That Saddam Hussein Had a Role in 9/11'
NewsBusters.org ^ | June 18, 2013 | Brad Wilmouth

Posted on 06/18/2013 6:10:49 PM PDT by Kaslin

On Monday's PoliticsNation show on MSNBC, host Al Sharpton bristled at former Vice President Cheney recently attacking President Obama's "credibility" as the MSNBC host repeated discredited assertions that Cheney had claimed Saddam Hussein was involved in the 9/11 attacks.

Sharpton and MSNBC contributor Patrick Murphy, formerly a Democratic Congressman from Pennsylvania, rehashed liberal charges that the former Vice President lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. After a soundbite of Cheney, Sharpton responded:

Really, Dick Cheney. He thinks the President is not credible. Oh, the irony. The same Dick Cheney who told us that Iraq had WMDs, who said that Saddam Hussein had a role in 9/11. That Dick Cheney? That's a funny person to be talking about credibility.

Murphy ranted that Cheney should have the "decency to keep his mouth shut about credibility" as he responded:

Rev, you would think 10 years after Dick Cheney got us into an unnecessary war in Iraq that caused 4,486 Americans their lives and tens of thousands injured and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis to be killed, you'd think 10 years later that he'd have the decency to keep his mouth shut about credibility of elected leaders.

A bit later, the former Congressman's anti-Cheney rant continued:

Well, it really gets my Irish up, to be honest with you, Reverend, because here's a guy that basically lied to the American people, that said we have full confidence that they have weapons of mass destruction, that we have full confidence that they're going for a nuclear weapon. It was a shell game, Reverend. He basically said, look, 9/11, look, weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, we should focus there. Look, 9/11, there's a connection to 9/11 with Iraq. Both of which were not true.

Murphy defended Obama as he continued:

And, Rev, my problem with this is the same shell game that's going on now because now they're saying, look, the President doesn't have any credibility on the NSA because look at Benghazi, look at the IRS. The President had nothing to do with neither one of those. Every single testimony has shown that, Rev. The testimony of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the White House didn't make this call. In fact, the President said do whatever is necessary to keep our troops, our people safe.

Below is a transcript of relevant portions of the Monday, June 17, PoliticsNation on MSNBC:

AL SHARPTON: It's time for a reality check for the GOP. What happened on this day 41 years ago was a scandal.

(CLIP OF WATERGATE COVERAGE FROM 1972)

SHARPTON: That President, of course, was Nixon. And those arrests marked the beginnings of the end of his presidency. It came to light that hush money was raised for the burglaries, evidence was destroyed, the President even tried to stop the FBI from investigating the crime. That was a scandal, but the so-called scandals the GOP is ginning up to take down the President, they're not Watergate. Of course, that doesn't stop Republicans from invoking it.

(CLIPS OF SEVERAL REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS MAKING WATERGATE COMPARISONS)

SHARPTON: Here's a news flash for the GOP. It's been shown time and again the President did nothing wrong with the IRS or Benghazi. But now, if you can believe this, the last person who should be talking is out on TV pointing fingers at the President.

DICK CHENEY, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT, CLIP #1: I don't pay a lot of attention, frankly, to what Barack Obama says. I find a lot of it in other areas -- for example, IRS, Benghazi -- not credible.

CHENEY CLIP #2: In terms of credibility, I don't think he has credibility.

CHENEY CLIP #3: The problem is, the guy has failed to be forthright and honest and credible on things like Benghazi and the IRS. So he's got no credibility.

SHARPTON: Really, Dick Cheney. He thinks the President is not credible. Oh, the irony. The same Dick Cheney who told us that Iraq had WMDs, who said that Saddam Hussein had a role in 9/11. That Dick Cheney? That's a funny person to be talking about credibility. Joining me now is former Congressman Patrick Murphy, Democrat from Pennsylvania. He's the first Iraq War veteran elected to Congress. ... Dick Cheney thinks the President has no credibility. I mean, is he serious?

FORMER REP. PATRICK MURPHY (D-PA): Rev, you would think 10 years after Dick Cheney got us into an unnecessary war in Iraq that caused 4,486 Americans their lives and tens of thousands injured and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis to be killed, you'd think 10 years later that he'd have the decency to keep his mouth shut about credibility of elected leaders.

SHARPTON: Now, you were an Iraq War veteran, so you're one of those that went over at the risk of your lives and certainly those that you served with on Cheney's policy. I mean, how do you feel when you hear this man just stand there and make these kind of, sit there and make these kind of statements.

MURPHY: Well, it really gets my Irish up, to be honest with you, Reverend, because here's a guy that basically lied to the American people, that said we have full confidence that they have weapons of mass destruction, that we have full confidence that they're going for a nuclear weapon. It was a shell game, Reverend. He basically said, look, 9/11, look, weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, we should focus there. Look, 9/11, there's a connection to 9/11 with Iraq. Both of which were not true.

And, Rev, my problem with this is the same shell game that's going on now because now they're saying, look, the President doesn't have any credibility on the NSA because look at Benghazi, look at the IRS. The President had nothing to do with neither one of those. Every single testimony has shown that, Rev. The testimony of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the White House didn't make this call. In fact, the President said do whatever is necessary to keep our troops, our people safe.

SHARPTON: Right.

MURPHY: Wherever they are, including Benghazi. But, Reverend, Panetta testified in it. Secretary Gates testified in it. And Secretary Gates said anyone that says the President didn't protect our troops is cartoonish. That Secretary Gates, who served under George Bush and Barack Obama.

SHARPTON: That's what he said. Now, Cheney also, Congressman, went after Susan Rice. He said she was peddling misinformation. Listen to this.

CHENEY CLIP #1: She appears to have been part of the cover-up.

CHENEY CLIP #2: I just question whether or not somebody whose judgment was so flawed that they took what was apparently very bad information and peddled it as aggressively as she did.

SHARPTON: I mean, she was given information by the CIA. And now she's the peddler of misinformation? I mean, this is about as crazy as you can get.

MURPHY: And it really goes after the character of a truly great public servant, as you know, Rev. Susan Rice is a testament to the American dream. I mean, she worked her way through, I mean, one of the brightest people we have in government, and to attack her service, and she was honest, she was basically given the facts presented to her, she was given to the American people.

And to call her character in question is really, from someone like Dick Cheney, by the way, who had no problem cherry-picking the intelligence when our own intelligence agencies were going forward and saying, hey, we don't know where he got this. This is against what we're telling the commander-in-chief and what we're telling folks, and he's saying something different, he's going off a different sheet of music. I have a real issue with that.



TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; dickcheney; leftwinglunatic; msnbc; nineeleven; obama; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; patrickmurphy; resistwemuch; sharpton

1 posted on 06/18/2013 6:10:49 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

They’ve repeated that lie for so long that they believe it really happened.


2 posted on 06/18/2013 6:16:10 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Kaslin

I mean no disrespect to the contributor of this post, but only a fool would watch Al Sharpton on MSNBC, and only the most idiotic of fools would pay any attention to anything this racist piece of excrement had to say.

MSNBC is hardly a news channel it is merely a propaganda outlet for crazed liberal morons.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 6:16:23 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

In the case of “Reverend” Sharpton, it would be much easier and far more meaningful to keep a record of the few times that anything he’s said has been true.

He’s a lying race baiter and everyone knows it.


4 posted on 06/18/2013 6:17:02 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Kaslin

PMSNBC’s low information viewers will probably buy that moron’s lies. Thank the Lord that there aren’t many of them.


5 posted on 06/18/2013 6:20:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: Kaslin

Why would MSNBC hire a known bigot who used phrases like “Jew them down”?

Boycott Microsoft, NBC, and their advertisers.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 6:21:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Kaslin
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/982713/posts
7 posted on 06/18/2013 6:21:44 PM PDT by South40
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To: Kaslin
Oh come on.

Big black mouth doesn't need to be true or accurate. He's black for God's sake. Whatever he says is covered under the racism clause.

His voice has value because those of his race were once deprived of their voice. He now fills that void. Does he feel any guilt for lying? No. Does he feel any guilt for walking on the graves of the innocent? No...

Is he a liar...most certainly.

Does he know he is a liar...who knows?

8 posted on 06/18/2013 6:22:58 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: Kaslin

Al Not-So-Sharpton is a miserable, racist piece of used food.


9 posted on 06/18/2013 6:28:37 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: Kaslin
I recall reading that Ted Kennedy accused Bush of lying "that Saddam Hussein had a role in 9/11."

Polls indicated that huge numbers of Americans believed that Saddam was involved; Kennedy said that Bush was not doing enough to correct that misperception. Therefore Bush is a liar.

10 posted on 06/18/2013 6:29:38 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Kaslin
Notice the airliner (Sept 11, 2001), and train cars, (Madrid 3/11/04), in the Salman Pac terrorist training facility outside Baghdad in this 2000 satellite photo. Click the image to get high resolution.

Al Qaeda Training Site Near Bagdad, Click for high resolution detailed image, 220K

Who cares what Chaney said, Saddam helped AlQueda attack us and here is the proof.

11 posted on 06/18/2013 6:33:49 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Since I don’t watch NBC or PMSNBC there is no need for my to boycott them.


12 posted on 06/18/2013 6:47:43 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Oops.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/06/01/cheney.speech/index.html?_s=PM:POLITICS


13 posted on 06/18/2013 6:59:36 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Kaslin

The “Reverend” Al Sharpton did not go to divinity school. He simply claimed the title. He apparently did not bother to read the Ten Commandments otherwise he would take bearing false witness against people (and not just Dick Cheney but also a district attorney and several police officers in the infamous Tawana Brawley lie-fest. Old Al owes the district attorney money from the defamation suit the DA won.)


14 posted on 06/18/2013 7:01:58 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Kaslin

http://911osamaandsaddam-peach.blogspot.com/2008_02_01_archive.html

http://www.newsmax.com/RonaldKessler/saddamhusseiniraqwmd/2010/09/07/id/369348

http://www.nysun.com/foreign/saddam-al-qaeda-did-collaborate-documents-show/29746/

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/1170-bush-says-saddam-hussein-was-not-connected-to-9-11


15 posted on 06/18/2013 7:08:07 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Kaslin

http://www.freerepublic.com/%5Ehttp://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/3/28/85938.shtml

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1106657/posts


16 posted on 06/18/2013 7:12:01 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: a fool in paradise

If I recall correctly, Microsoft ended their association with MSNBC some time ago.....

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/companies/story/2012-07-16/MSNBC-and-microsoft-part-ways/56246728/1


17 posted on 06/18/2013 7:21:52 PM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Kaslin

The Truth and Sharpton are complete strangers


18 posted on 06/18/2013 7:24:08 PM PDT by falcon99
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To: Kaslin
This is the man that brought us Tawana Brawley (sp?) talking about credibility.
19 posted on 06/18/2013 7:30:07 PM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: TBP

Well the “Referend” is a moron


20 posted on 06/18/2013 7:48:55 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

It’s useless to post anything Sharpton says, because being as he is maybe the biggest scoundrel in the country (granted with some stiff competitors), virtually everything he says will be a lie or gross exaggeration.


21 posted on 06/18/2013 8:15:25 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: falcon99

He is a liberal, and all liberals lie. It comes natural to them


22 posted on 06/18/2013 8:20:08 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

MSNBC is racist.

Why else would they intentionally choose an embarrassing half-witted idiot like Al Sharpton to add a little color to their previously all-white line-up?


23 posted on 06/18/2013 9:25:41 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: Kaslin

After 9/11 the Newspapers in the U.K. were quoting sources inside British intelligence that Saddam, for no apparent reason, put his military on full alert a week prior to the attacks. The Brit newspapers uncovered a lot of links between Saddam and 9/11 while the U.S. media did everything to bury it.


24 posted on 06/18/2013 10:26:42 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Kaslin
Patrick Murphy fought the Iraq War from an air-conditioned office. He was a lawyer in the JAG corps.
25 posted on 06/18/2013 10:36:40 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

A typical REMF, huh?


26 posted on 06/19/2013 1:47:08 AM PDT by Jacob Kell
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To: Jacob Kell
[A typical REMF, huh?]

An office pouge.

27 posted on 06/19/2013 2:19:13 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Kaslin

Elbert Guillory: “ [Sharpton is] Why I Am a Republican”


28 posted on 06/19/2013 5:06:18 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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