5,360. 9/16/2003

A Boston Globe article on September 16, 2003, discussed Vice President Dick Cheney’s appearance on Meet the Press two days earlier. ” ‘Vice President Dick Cheney, anxious to defend the [Bush] White House foreign policy amid ongoing violence in Iraq, stunned intelligence analysts and even members of his own administration this week by failing to dismiss a widely discredited claim: that Saddam Hussein might have played a role in the September 11 attacks.’ …’Details that Cheney cited to make the case that the Iraqi dictator had ties to Al Qaeda have been dismissed by the CIA as having no basis, according to analysts and officials,’…”

 – Stephen F. Hayes, The Connection, Page 19

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