Saturday, July 12, 2014

Dick Cheney again tries to defend Iraq War with wrong facts

The Huffington Post is reporting that ex-Vice President Dick Cheney is defending the Irag War with wrong facts again. It's an old one but a terrible misstatement. He says that former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had ties to Al Qaeda. This is what he wrote in the Weekly Standard:

"It is undisputed, and has been confirmed repeatedly in Iraqi government documents captured after the invasion, that Saddam had deep, longstanding, far-reaching relationships with terrorist organizations, including al Qaeda and its affiliates."

Wrong. The Post notes that the 9/11 Commission and the Pentagon concluded that there was no relation between the two. Here are the facts Dick. One. Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction. That was the whole reason to invade Iraq. Two. Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Three. Iraq did not attack the United States. We attacked them.

The war cost us about 1.7 trillion dollars. And killed over one hundred and thirty thousand Iraqi civilians. Reuters report. There were approximately 4487 servicemen and women killed in this wrong war.

Why are we listening to Dick Cheney?

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