Shurely Shome Mishtake?

Interview of Vice President Dick Cheney by Tony Snow:

Q: I want to be clear because I’ve heard you say this, and I’ve heard the President say it, but I want you to say it for my listeners, which is that the White House has never argued that Saddam was directly involved in September 11th, correct?

THE VICE PRESIDENT: That’s correct. We had one report early on from another intelligence service that suggested that the lead hijacker, Mohamed Atta, had met with Iraqi intelligence officials in Prague, Czechoslovakia. And that reporting waxed and waned where the degree of confidence in it, and so forth, has been pretty well knocked down now at this stage, that that meeting ever took place. So we’ve never made the case, or argued the case that somehow Osama bin Laden [sic] was directly involved in 9/11. That evidence has never been forthcoming. But there — 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 Qaeda organization.

10 thoughts on “Shurely Shome Mishtake?”

  1. While that’s a hell of a Freudian slip, it is addressed later on in the interview.

    Q Okay. A couple of things, I think a couple of minutes ago — I want to make sure — you said Osama bin Laden wasn’t involved in 9/11 planning. You meant Saddam Hussein, correct? That Saddam Hussein was not involved in September 11th?

    THE VICE PRESIDENT: Correct. Yes, sir.

    Q Okay.

    THE PRESIDENT CHENEY: Thanks for straightening that out. I didn’t realize I’d done that. (Laughter.)

    Q Yes. Well, otherwise we’d have a whole lot more stories to deal with.

    THE VICE PRESIDENT: Oh, yes. All right. Well, I appreciate it.

  2. The only time we get any truth from these filthy fucks is when they slip up.

    Remember when Rumsfeld accidentally referred to the object striking the Pentagon as a “missile” instead of a plane?

    It’s not on purpose, at least not always. Even the swirling mass of snakes and bats that is Dick Cheneys brain can’t keep all the lies and BS straight all the time.

  3. lummox:”The report must have been fairly early as Czechoslovakia doesn’t exist since 1993. ”
    Only in the hearts of nostalgics.

    And even if Cheney “misspoke”, he’s lying his ass off in the entire interview. It’s all just so much Bovine Residue.

  4. “So we’ve never made the case, or argued the case that somehow [Saddam Hussein] was directly involved in 9/11″

    “But there — 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 Qaeda organization.”

    Anyone else not get how that’s a separate question, at all?

    God damn.

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