“FALSE” AGAIN! Cheney on torture report: Saddam Hussein ‘had a 10-year relationship with al-Qaida’ | PunditFact

Published December 14, 2014 by wallacedarwin

“FALSE” AGAIN!
CHENEY ON Saddam Hussein & “justifications” for war & TORTURE 😥

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/dec/14/dick-cheney/cheney-torture-report-saddam-hussein-had-10-year-r/

The 9/11 Commission, an independent, bipartisan body created by Congress and Bush, had the job of writing a complete account of the circumstances surrounding the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Among its tasks: Examine the ties between al-Qaida and Hussein’s regime.

The commission found isolated contacts over the years between Iraq and al-Qaida terrorists but nothing more. The commission released its report in 2004.

“To date we have seen no evidence that these or the earlier contacts ever developed into a collaborative operational relationship,” the report said. “Nor have we seen evidence indicating that Iraq cooperated with al-Qaida in developing or carrying out any attacks against the United States.”

In 2007, the Institute for Defense Analyses, a nonprofit research branch of the Pentagon’s Joint Forces Command, completed its assessment based on over half-a-million captured Iraqi documents.

That study “found no ‘smoking gun’ (i.e., direct connection) between Saddam’s Iraq and al-Qaida,” the analysts wrote.

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