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Are You Freakin Kidding Me?

Cheney's still pushing the Al-Qaida/Saddam meme. What the hell is in this guy's Kool-Aid?

Vice President Dick Cheney repeated his assertions of al-Qaida links to Saddam Hussein's Iraq on Thursday as the Defense Department released a report citing more evidence that the prewar government did not cooperate with the terrorist group.
"[Abu Musab al-Zarqawi] took up residence there before we ever launched into Iraq, organized the al-Qaida operations inside Iraq before we even arrived on the scene and then, of course, led the charge for Iraq until we killed him last June," Cheney told radio host Rush Limbaugh during an interview. "As I say, they were present before we invaded Iraq."

However, a declassified Pentagon report released Thursday said that interrogations of the deposed Iraqi leader and two of his former aides as well as seized Iraqi documents confirmed that the terrorist organization and the Saddam government were not working together before the invasion.

The Sept. 11 Commission's 2004 report also found no evidence of a collaborative relationship between Saddam and Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network during that period.

If he doesn't believe it and is just trying to perpetuate the lie, it seems like a weak strategy. I doubt they'd win over any new people. And i don't think it will bring back the people who initially supported the invasion but have since gotten sick of it. I just think there are newer, shinier things to use to stimulate the mouth foamers. And really, the Democrats voting thru that bill to bring the military home is enough to do it by itself. They don't need to know about al-Qaida or Saddam or any of that. As it's been demonstrated, nobody remembers who al-Qaida's supposed to be anyway. He just needs to stand there and say it's a bad bill. He doesn't really need to try to come up with reasons. I mean, they never have before. Why start now?

And if he does believe what he's saying, he's a nutjob. I mean, he is a nutjob. No doubt about it. This just adds another dimension to his psychopathology.

By min | April 6, 2007, 9:02 AM | Liberal Outrage