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June 2nd, 2009
06:00 PM ET

Cheney says no link between Saddam and 9/11

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Dick Cheney says he doesn't think Saddam Hussein was involved in the 9/11 attacks. More than six years after the Bush administration took us to war in Iraq - after 4,310 Americans died there, and with U.S. troops possibly staying in that country for years to come - the former vice president says the Iraqi dictator had nothing to do with the planning or execution of the terror attacks.

Saddam Hussein is pictured in a file photo from January 2001.

Shortly after 9/11, Cheney was singing a different tune... Then he said it was "pretty well" confirmed that one of the leaders of the attack, Mohammed Atta, had met with a senior Iraqi intelligence official in Prague in 2000.

Nonetheless, Cheney continues to defend the Bush administration's decision to invade Iraq - saying Saddam's previous support for known terrorists was a real threat after 9/11. And he insists there was an ongoing relationship that went back years between al Qaeda and Iraq - saying that information came primarily from CIA Director George Tenet.

The former vice president is now explaining away the early uncertainty of the so-called Iraq-9/11 link by saying that intelligence gathering is "more an art form than a science." However, he failed to mention those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction that never seemed to materialize - another supposed reason for the invasion.

Here’s my question to you: Six years after the invasion of Iraq, how does it make you feel when Dick Cheney says there was no link between Saddam Hussein and 9/11?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Sylvain writes:
Makes a pretty good case for war crimes, doesn't it? Why did we kill so many Iraqi civilians again? Oh yeah, weapons of mass destruction. Cheney lied about that too. The more Darth Vader speaks, the more he incriminates himself.

Darren from Dallas writes:
The American people are so much biomass to Mr. Cheney and his ilk, only raw ingredients in his money and power-making machinery. He cares for the lives and sorrow and pain of the fallen American soldiers and Iraqi civilians about as much as he cares about the cow when he cuts into a steak.

Kris writes:
How's it make me feel? Disgusted, ashamed, angry, humiliated, depressed, and most of all stupid. Because I bought everything that Bush, Cheney and their cronies sold us about Iraq and I supported the invasion. Never again. I used to be a Republican. Now I am disgusted. Hundreds of billions of dollars we've poured into a freaking pile of sand 6,000 miles away, not to mention the lives that have been lost and all for what?

Steve from Florida writes:
Nauseous. There were a lot of us who wondered from Day 1 why no one ever put the Neocons’ feet to the fire. There was plenty of dissent at the time, all ignored or written off as un-American. These men have an awful lot of blood on their hands to be so lackadaisical about the whole thing. Same scenario with the economy. Nauseating is being kind.

Sean writes:
It makes me sick to my stomach. By the way, where are the WMD that Saddam was supposed to have? Dick Cheney doesn't give a rat’s behind about the 4,000+ lives that have been lost since the beginning of the war; he only cares about his own image.

Steve from Killeen, Texas writes:
It disgusts me that I was sent to fight in Iraq, fight in a war based on lies, and four of my friends are dead because of those lies.


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soundoff (306 Responses)
  1. Mateo Young West Babylon NY

    It makes me sick to my stomach, thats how i feel

    June 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  2. Mark

    Both Cheney and Bush should be tried for war crimes. Cheney is satan and probably led Bush to believe there was a connection between 9/11 and Iraq. What a terrible waste of American and Iraqi lifes to say nothing of the obscene amount of money we have wasted. Dick Cheney needs to shut up!! No one cares what he has to say.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  3. Tracy in Houston

    One word: betrayed.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  4. Jim

    I think this pretty much shows that the Bush administration, and everyone in it, had absolutely no clue about what was going on or what they were doing.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  5. Orlando

    Not really surprising isn't it?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  6. Bryan

    Let me just say that I hope the people who died will somehow be repaid in the afterlife. And to those who were injured, I hope they received just compensation. Everyone in the United States, whether for or against the war is going to live a nice long life into his 70s or 80s, but a lot of these guys who fought got the screws at age 18, 20, 23, 25....

    June 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  7. Mala

    Only Dick Cheney saw the link. Anyone with a grain of intelligence would see that Sadam and Al Qaeda were never allies. It is sickening that instead of spending the billions of dollars on education and infrastructure repair within the country we spent it on Iraq. If the people of iraq wanted a better form of government why did they not fight for it. Democracy can never be given to you, democracy is something the people of the country must fight for. That is what all independent democratic nations did- like South Africa, India etc. How can Mr. Cheney defend the war and the thousands of Iraqi and American lives he destroyed in the process. Sickening.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  8. John O'Guinn

    In a word, disgusted. Men who've never been on the battlefield should not be making these kinds of decisions based on statistical abstracts or political expedience. The Bush Administration's purported tie-in of 9/11 with Saddam is like the scene from Casablanca where Claude Rains orders that the "usual suspects" be gathered. In short, the public demands a suspect, so which one is most useful for America's foreign interests?

    Springfield, Oregon

    June 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  9. shirley J

    It makes me sad, and makes my heart cry out to all the families that lost love ones. This man who use every excuse in the book to keep from going to War when he was asked to serve his Country, but did not think twice about sending yours. "WHY NOW SAYING THESE THINGS IT WON'T BRING ANY OF THEM BACK. This man need to go and sit down.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  10. Neil in Denver

    It confirms what the evidence has pointed to all along. Cheyney and Bush fabricated a tale that would allow them to take us to war.

    Those who vote for war need to be in the first wave of the attack and don't get to come home until all other troops are home. First in Last out.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  11. William J Giunta

    Dick Cheney is a good example of a Republican. He and his answers are pre-disposed and not a result of thought. He is a poor example of an American. He is only thinking with his head you know where. I have some empathy of W because he had to put up with this dominant person that he obviously could not control, but he chose him, so let it be his own personal curse.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  12. David

    We all know that we were lied into the Iraq War, so we either need to put those responsible on trial, and made pay for the lives and money lost, or we need to move on to more pressing issues, like getting out of Iraq, and winning Afganistan.
    David, Charleston, SC.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  13. Jim Schweitzer (Minneapolis, MN)

    We now know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Bush Administration worked tirelessly to fix the intelligence; to promote a connection between Iraq and 9/11 that simply didn't exist. And, while it's almost comforting to hear the most hawkish of the lot finally admit what anyone with an ounce of sense has known for some time, it casts an even more infuriating light on their whole stated causus belli – As well as the countless Americans who died for their lie. It would almost seem as though the Bush camp is rubbing a slam-dunk treason case in the collective face of the Obama White House, daring them to do something. Effectively, this is tantamount to saying, "yeah, we violated the Constitution. What are YOU gonna do about it?" It makes me sick. It should ANY American.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  14. Pioneer Austin Texas

    I really love that the only voice in the GOP wind, is Dick Cheney, with the onset of dementia.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  15. Gary in Leawood Kansas

    Jack,

    Cheney did a wonderful job of sending contracts in Iraq to his old company, Halliburton. My son got sick from KBR chow a couple of times back in 2003-2004, but KBR did well with the war, also.

    Since there was no tie to 9-11, do Halliburton and KBR now have to pay us back?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  16. Craig in DC

    I am surprised, but not really surprised. Mr. Cheney is smart enough to know that you can't stand on a "misguided fact" (or lie) for too long and maintain an ounce of credibility on any issue. If he is to continue to be the attack dog on all things Obama, he has to show some connection to most of the American people. This, in fact, is an easy one for him to toss to us.

    My concern is his intention in all this. I believe that savvy politicians have a reason for everything they do and say. Beware the softening of toss-up issues like the link between 9/11 and Iraq, and the gay marriage issue (which he also has parted from his party). This is just to make us think that he is reasonable before he goes off and calls President Obama a traitor for pushing dialogue rather than war with our so-called enemies, or nominating a person of empathy to the Supreme Court ! (which means that Jesus himself would not pass the Republican test of a SC justice .. think about that).

    June 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  17. Alex

    If memory serves, Cheney was appointed to be in charge of Bush's VP selection team - to which he apparently found himself to be the best candidate, something the rabid right and neocoms undoubtedly supported.

    Now he is twisting himself into pretzels trying to stay out of history's cesspool.

    Cheney, as a leader, as a vice president, as post VP is a fraud!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  18. Briordy Meyers

    Believe me, I'm no Bush administration supporter. Voted for the other guy both times and am as pissed off as anyone. But also a little sick of Americans complaining and being so obtuse. 9/11 was an obvious carte blanche for an administration whose father led the Gulf War, whose father's friends and associates established modern day Iraq and funded Bin laden and who come from the oil industry. Democrats in Congress and the U.S. public are to blame for allowing the invasion to happen. And let's not be pollyanna's...I don't like Cheney as much as the next liberal, but gimme a break. We're there b/c we live a hyperconsumer culture where soccer moms need SUVs and it was a strategic position in the middle east. Getting self righteous right now is disgusting. We're the ones to blame. And if you want to start chucking grenades, look at the new White House resident...Why is the peace candidate going into the worst terrain in the world (Afghanistan–made sense six years ago, not now..) and still talking about a war on terror? Capitalism...pure and simple. I don't agree with any of the above U.S. actions necessarily, but let's not black and white the whole thing with villains and saviours–the truth is the U.S. government always has and always will engage in conflicts notoriously close to where our economic interests are. And besides, if you were going to respond to 9/11, it DID make sense to go to the strategic location that you and your friends INVENTED in the 1970s. So I don't see Cheney's statements as inconsistent. I think we simply weren't listening....

    June 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  19. Dee in sunny (and wet) Florida

    Isn't he just about a day late and a dollar short on that bit of information! Like, did he just discover that yesterday! What a chump.

    What I do not understand is why, when there was no real intelligence linking Iraq to the attack in any way, and since the Iraq war has devastated our economy, not to mention the THOUSANDS of our people who have been killed and wounded, no one is calling for Cheney and Buish's heads!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  20. Marc

    It makes me think he is a hypocrite for all of his criticism of Barrack Obama. At least before I thought he was just stupid and blind, something I could have forgiven him for.Your not doing yourself any favors Dick! -Marc in Dallas

    June 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  21. Ray

    Cheney is the biggest crook that ever landed in Washington. He was totally worthless as a V.P. and anyone who believes "anything" coming out of his mouth I feel sorry for. He needs to shut up and go away! If his lips are apart...lies are pouring out of it.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  22. Susan Ft Worth, TX

    This man, (and I use the term loosely), has no soul. After thousands, upon thousands of lives have been lost, an entire nation destroyed just so George JR could exact his immature revenge, all Dick, (and I use this term literaly) can say is Iraq was still a threat. Amazing! I have seen rocks with more humanity.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  23. Jack Dempsey

    Jack, it makes me feel bad, I may owe President Bush an apoligy if Cheney said it it's probably not true. Jack from Nice, Ca.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  24. jerry

    It is sad that he now admits what everyone seems to have doubted all along that Iraq had any connection with 9/11 at all. Now that Bush and the Republican Congress has spent countless billions in Iraq and so many of our military have died it is hard to understand while he is admitting this after all this time.
    He and Bush should be behind bars.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  25. Chris P from Minnesota

    The same as when I hear GW Bush say it. Nauseous.
    Far too many Iraqis and American Soldiers have lost their lives and limbs for our supposed safety with this war on terror in Iraq as Bin Laden sits un-touched. I hope we have a long memory and never forget the lessons of this 'fiasco'.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  26. Joyce Majeski

    Lancaster, New York

    Incensed!!! How dare he try to mollify the travesty he and Bush committed. They should be held accountable. This war was foisted upon the American public. Though I stood against this war, I did support the hapless troops who had no choice. He turns my stomach every time he's on a Sunday morning talk show. Enough!!!!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  27. Jim Healy

    Jack,

    Maybe if Mr. Cheney was water borded we could get another false truth from him. He seems to think it's a such a good idea. Then after we had his most recent collection of stories so the torture (oh yea, it's not torture) would stop, the goverment could hold a trial where he isn't allowed to see the charges or know why he is being held. Right after the conviction we could send him off to an undisclosed secure jail cell for an undetermined amount of time that would run until the war on terror he fueled was won. It would be consistent with all of the former v ice presidents policies.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  28. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    The trouble here is Cheney knew all along there was no tie between Hussein and 9/11, but it was time to square accounts from 1991 and what better way to do it but with a trumped up war on the back of an unrelated terrorist attack!

    And who benefitted the most from this lie? Why, that would be Dick Cheney's former company, Halliburton, but, of course, that's just shear coincidence to hear Cheney tell it!

    It makes me sick that people will still defend this man and his agenda; there are 4,000+ families that would like to question Cheney further, but that's never going to happen!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  29. Stephen Dougherty

    Buffalo NY.

    Honestly, I'm not surprised there was no link. For years, we've heard about faulty intelligence –mostly regarding WMDs– so this "oops" on the part of the former Bush administration is expected. What really boggles the mind is that Fmr. VP Cheney still believes he can play dumb on this and defend the failed actions he himself was an intregal part of. Can we really just let this pass as yet another blunder or should we stand up and tell Mr. Cheney that he's full of it?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  30. Dianne

    I think it's disgusting that Dick Cheney has the right to even sit around and talk about anything...he and Bush should be in prison for the more than 4,000 service people they'vd signed off on to be killed in this war. It breaks my heart everytime I see that another soldier has died in Iraq. Those service people should be here in this country getting married, having babies, having grandbabies and carrying on their family heritage. Now they're dead and we can't bring them back.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  31. MO

    It makes me feel very angry. Dick Cheney is a serial liar. I suggest using his enhanced interrogation techniques on him to get the real reason why he and the Bush administration invaded Iraq.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  32. T.O

    Unfreaking believable? Are you kidding me? This coming from the man who sold us on sending our youths to be slaughtered? This is the same man who was curiously witholding intelligence or any type of documents (I.e Energy secret meeting at the White House) from the American public and basically told us that he had all the information and we should trust him to protect us. Now, he can't shut up. Mr Cheney, you should go back to your indisclosed location and eat your lies. You are such a disgrace to the republican party. I am so ashamed by our party (The Republican Party) and its leadership for not denouncing you and your lies. I will support Obama the coming presidential election. I do no longer trust the Republican Party. I might not agree with Obama, but at least he does things in the open.

    T.O

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  33. David

    How many people are dead because of Cheney? Bush and all there co-workers are responsible for blowing off people like Richard Clark who tried to warn them of an attack, getting 3000 Americans killed. Another 4000 Americans killed on the lies they used to take us into Iraq and perhaps 100000 to 500000 dead in Iraq. I knew it was a lie the second they headed us in this direction, Bush couldn't wait, I mean he was howling about Iraq in the debates with Gore. What do we do with our war criminals, ignore them?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  34. Nick

    Am I surprised or angry. No. But want to make me happy and surprised. Bring him up for War Crimes. THATS JUSTICE .

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  35. Jim from Westfield, NJ

    Complete contempt for the Bush Administration and embarrassment that I believed them.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  36. Lloyd

    It nauseates me. Cheney and his ilk have taken Orwellian historical revisionism to new lows of shameless, politicized, and utterly self-serving/self-cleansing hypocrisy. When you respond to cognitive dissonance with mental compartmentalization and ends-justify-the-means rationalization, you have lost whatever moral compass you once had. Even if he really believes what he says, and is convinced of the rightness and goodness of his intent, then the best one can say of him is that he is the poster child for the ascendancy of the "banality of evil" during his and W's tenure. We were ill-served by this man, and thousands of Americans and hundred of thousands of Iraqis are the more dead for his so-called leadership. I can only hope that he will face judgment someday, and it will be true. History will certainly declare him for what he was: a misguided ideologue that misread history, the Constitution, and the intelligence data, and never suffered one wit for the sins he committed.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  37. Nancy Gray-Patoka

    Too little, too late & too bad for 4,310 & counting dead Americans & their greiving families. But, I'm sure it won't stifle his grandiose opinions on how others should fix the mess that he help create. Or, maybe the CIA mislead him, also. Where does the buck stop since Harry Truman left office?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  38. Chris Luner

    I think those of us that at least do our homework always knew there was no link between Iraq and 9/11. Dont get me wrong tho, i supported Bush, still do and support to this day the decision to invade Iraq. Iraq was a threat which we had to stop. There WERE chemicals and weapons of mass destruction there. Interesting how once we entered they dissapeared and Iran started on their little weapons rant. Ever think they just took them across the damn border? Think for once and dont always assume the Bush administration didnt know what they were doing. They had a much better idea on how to keep our country safe then this socialist obama administration ever will.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  39. Derek Lovett

    The Bush administration long ago admitted there were no WMDs in Iraq. Now that Cheney has admitted there was no Iraq – 9/11 link, what do they have left as rationale for the invasion? That Saddam Hussien was a bad guy? Well, sure, but so is Kim Jong Ill, Hugo Chavez and lots of others.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  40. Joe Rossi

    Jack ,The only known link between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda is the past administration in our white House.......Especially Dick Cheney

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  41. FK from Los Angles, CA

    The way it makes me feel can't come close to the way it must make the relatives of hundreds of thousands of American soldiers and Iraqi civilians feel that have been killed or maimed because Dick Cheney rushed to attack a country that was never a threat to us. This kind of recklessness can't be taken lightly. We have lost our standing in the world, wasted hundreds of billions of dollars, and shed innocent blood because our former administration had an agenda that didn't want facts to get in the way.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  42. R.D. Lynn

    Did Mr. Cheney lie to Congress about a link between 9-11 and Iraq? If he or anyone in the administration did lie, then isn't that a crime that should be investigated?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  43. Brett

    I feelsaddened and ashamed Jack. Think of all that has been lost in terms of US personnel and Iraqi citizens – in terms of our global standing as a nation – in terms of a healthy debate on the tenants of democracy – in simplist terms, we were wrong – deadly wrong. And once again the arrogance of this guy Cheney knows no limits. What a waste of a good suit.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  44. Rick

    It makes me sick. It just further shows the lies that we were told under the Bush Administration.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  45. David Fisher

    It makes me feel that regardless of party this man has no compassion and he cares only about his own skin. He has lied over and over agin but fails to take any responsibility for 8 years of hellish foriegn policy. He is a shame on our nation's history.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  46. Rajendra M. Parikh

    Dear Mr. Cafferty,
    I did not see any difference between world's dictators and Dick Cheney.
    Someone is responsible for deaths of Iraqi civilians. Don't you
    think so?
    Raj Parikh

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  47. Mark Comfort

    Dear Mr. Cheney,

    So if Saddam Hussein wasn't linked to the attack on 9/11 and there were no WMD's, why the hell did you drag the US into a virtual hornets nest of Islamic Jihadists? Simply stating that "Mohammed Atta, had met with a senior Iraqi intelligence official" is not enough reason to get us involved in a war of this longevity. What was the REAL reason we are in this war that has cost thousands of lives? ...and I don't want to hear, "It's because they hate our way of life." Americans deserve an honest answer.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  48. Gentwelve

    This has nothng to do with CNN, or Republicans or Conservatives and will likely get censored.....

    Dick Cheney is the most vulgar and pathetic person in America!!!

    What an insult to our country...............

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  49. scott Iliff

    How about these questions...
    How would you feel if you had lost a son or daughter or had a son or daughter maimed in Iraq after this announcement from Cheney? You should still feel very proud of their service but... it has to gnaw at a parent.

    Or how would you feel if you lost a son or daughter in Afghanistan possibly due to not enough focus and support from our country going after the real terrorists?

    Or how would you feel as an author of the constitution about a president starting a two front war without a citizen army and NOT raising taxes... talk about not having "skin in the game"!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  50. Tobin Clark

    Jack, the Cheney/Rumsfeld administration (nominally the Bush administration) has been marginalized to the point of no return. Cheney has been so wrong so long about so many things, does anyone really pay attention to what he says?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  51. Kevin Willey

    Kevin Willey, Dayton Ohio
    What about Saddam / Iraq and their calculated behavior to make the world think they had WMDs. They wanted the world to believe it and acted accordingly in order to increase their negotiating leverage. After 9/11 it would have been foolish to allow them to posture as if they had them and do nothing in response.

    They made a poor calculation and the WORLD (remember UN sanctions, etc...) believed their threat. 9/11 made it imperative to act on their bluff. 20/20 hindsight on the lack of finding WMDs doesn't change the fact that IRAQ all but guaranteed that they had them...

    June 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  52. sg on long island

    no angrier than have been over the last 6 years. Cheney is a liar and a criminal. The list of offenses is so long no one can even keep track of them all. He should be tried for treason.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  53. Randy, Texas

    Sorry Jack. What planet have you been living on. The Bush administration, including Cheney, have ALWAYS maintained and stated PUBLICLY that Iraq was NOT involved with the 9/11 attacks. This was published in several major newspapers and reported on all the cable and network news channels. This was the administration's stated position before the authorization for invading Iraq. Please provide us details of any info you have that refutes this.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  54. memo

    Jack, thise makes me feel sick to my stomack to think that there is people like him in power who will lie, cheat to do what they want even sacrificing our own armed forces. Thise are people who should be brought to justice and be judged by the people.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  55. Matthews

    Vindicated! I had been saying this for years...and have taken plenty of abuse behind it. Especially when I was saying it shortly after they began to raise the Iraq issue.

    America owes a big debt to a lot of dead Iraqis...

    June 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  56. Donna from TX

    Why is it that these men (Bush and Cheney) have never had to answer in court for this deceit and for the many lives lost because of their deceit? How could they look in the face of fellow Americans for 8 years with those ridiculous smirks, knowing they caused the death of thousands of young men and women. I wonder how they sleep at night? I don't normally say such mean things, but I really, truly hope they wake up with nightmares for the rest of their lives.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  57. Donna

    Is this man off his rocker? Otherwise why would he be out talking about how well Bush & Co kept us safe when they deliberately sent our troops into harms way without a justifiable cause. Just think about the lives that have been lost, disrupted, destroyed and forever changed just because somebody's ego was larger than their brains. I'm sure our troops and their familes just love hearing this..

    June 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  58. Jim Hosea

    Jack There is an old saying in AA that fits here. You know when A republican is lying? There lips are moving

    June 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  59. Nancy Lee

    This is the day that my son-in-law leaves for his third tour in Iraq. He is leaving my daughter and a three month old son behind. He will miss many milestones in his son's first year. I am outraged that these old men can send our young people off to a war that should have never taken place. I think that these old men should be dropped in the middle of Baghdad at midnight wrapped in an American flag and see how their opinions change abouth how necessary it is that our sons and daughters be there.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  60. Charles Knaack

    The Bush administration never, repeat never, said that Saddam Hussein was involved in the 9/11 attacks. That his something the media said. The administration always said, along with other international agencies, that Saddam Hussein was a supporter of terrorism – both with words and finances.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  61. John Arechavala

    He should be prosecuted for treason, he betrayed his country, he betrayed the trust of a CIA operative, he betrayed the youth of this country.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  62. Frank

    Everyone knows that the Iraq invasion is nothing to do with so called link to 911. First Gulf War had nothing to do with Osama. So what? What Cheney said was an intelligence assesment. What about Clinton's record? It lead up to 911. So Bush and Cheney supposed to do what? Privacy protection? Yes, 4,310 millitary casualties in Iraq. But what about the victims on 911? And the imoact on the world? Who knows how many victims the condamnation of Cheney and Bush today will cause during next attack?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  63. Garrett

    It makes me sick. And angry. And frustrated. Why is it that the man who had nothing to do with 9/11 or WMD's is dead and the man who planned the attacks and killed so many thousands of innocent people is still alive somewhere? Why is it that one President can be impeached for lying about having an affair with an intern, but another President can't be touched for lying about going to war with another country?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  64. Jack

    I think we new that info years ago, so its nothing new. Bush had it in for Iraq after his dad was Chief. We could have gone into Iraq anytime we wanted before or after 9/11. It was just more convenient afterwards. Cheney is a piece of work. Maybe waterboarding is also more of an art form than a science. Cheny probably considers himself as the consumate artist.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  65. Chad Engle

    Told you from day one.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  66. Mark

    One word.....SAD

    June 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  67. Richard Lougy

    Cheney's latest comments only supports what I have always felt – Cheney has knowingly lied to the American people about the connection between Saddam and the 9-11 terrorist over the last eight years. He continued to push this lie throughout the Bush presidency. Sadly, Bush was a player in this deceit and should equally be held accountable by the American people.
    I hope the American people shun this man who has been a part to bringing great pain and suffering both to the American soldiers and the Iraq people. Sadly,this tragedy is not over and many lives will be lost before this military intervention is settled.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  68. Alex D. Chapman Jr.

    Jack, don't you realize that Dick Cheney is America's most infallable leader since George Custer or Doug MaCather.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  69. Dave

    Send V.P. Pork Chop to the Hague immediately!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  70. Jason Johnson

    How does it make me feel? Sick to my stomach. I had questions about the initial rationale for the build up to the war that was being sold on many of the allegations Cheney and others made in an effort to "sell" the war. Unfortunately, many of my fellow citizens were unable to see beyond "support the troops" and "respect the administration." It is sickening to see him explain away or disavow his responsibility to do things right and honorably. I am saddened for all of the Iraqis murdered as a result and the rather meaningless loss of over 4000 Americans who were squandered while trying to serve this nation honorably. I would like for him to be charged with war crimes under the laws created after Nurenburg and for violoating the Geneva Convention that forbids torture. Our constitution makes any treaty the law of our land. Mr. Cheney has shown his contempt for law. Let us show our contempt for his actions and publicly try him. He can explain all he wants in a court of law under oath.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  71. Willie

    The arrogance that this man has is unbelievable. The only thing he knows how to do is cover his but and his cronies butts and to scare people. Unfortunately, some Americans' buy into his tactics. I'm not one of them; is he ever going to go away?

    Oakland, Ca

    June 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  72. Donna- Dallas TX

    Is this man off his rocker? Otherwise why would he be out talking about how well Bush & Co kept us safe when they deliberately sent our troops into harms way without a justifiable cause. Just think about the lives that have been lost, disrupted, destroyed and forever changed just because somebody’s ego was larger than their brains. I’m sure our troops and their familes just love hearing this..

    June 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  73. Brian

    Cheney demeans art when he says intelligence gathering is “more an art form than a science.” Art lifts, enlightens, engages and sometimes entertains. The intelligence used to justify war was flawed, manipulated and, in some cases, invented; that's not art, that's treason.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  74. Matt P.

    It's disappointing, but it's not a surprise. Mr. Cheney is a man who beleives in manifest destiny. He's a man who believes you can accomplish more through force of might and force of will, than through patience, alliances, and compromise. That administration wanted to go to war. Tethering 9/11 to Iraq strengthened their argument for war. I don't fault the Bush administration for 9/11, but I do fault them for the way they played they hand they were dealt by its occurence. I beleive Cheney saw 9/11 as a massive opportunity to force his vision and paradigm on the world community. Now that the backlash for those actions is in full swing, it is not surprising that he's backtracking from certain positions which were important post-9/11 to the actions he wanted to take.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  75. John

    My heart goes out to the parents of the many 4,000+ soldiers & 100,000's of Iraqis who died, families displaced, disfigured & maimed and orphaned because of this lie.......

    June 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  76. Danielle

    I'm shocked, I tell you! SHOCKED!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  77. R DENNIS

    Until we prosecute and imprison Dick ,W ,Rummy and Wolfowizt and the
    rest of their treasonous cabal, they will continue to strut around with impunity. It is more than time to turn over the big rock with the largest untold truth, that they allowed and may even have helped plan the attack on the towers. It was the only way they could operate with blanket coverage to invade and pillage the oil from Irag and carrry that centuries old banner of the Christian Crusade into the heart of Islam. Would any of this have happened with Gore in the White House? No, none of it would and this once great nation would not be in the dire straits it now finds itself, and the rest of the world. Bring on the special prosecutors, bring them to trial, we owe the world this.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  78. Chris

    Well as a service man myself when our govt made the decision to invade i was for it and proud that i was fighting the people that planned 9/11. Now i feel betrayed by the same govt i serve, my brothers died in a war based on lies, i know i shouldn't feel that way and should always honor them but you just can't help to think of how many lives wasted on a pointless war. Can't believe it took them six years to admit it, and now he expect us to believe their new excuse. Both bush and cheney should go door to door to all the families that they ruined.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  79. Matt, Brooklyn, NY

    It is my sincere belief that Dick Cheney is guilty of treason and that he is largely responsible for the deaths of several thousands of Americans and god knows how many Iraqis. For fear of committing some crime I'm not aware of, I'm going to refrain what I think should happen to him. How people are not absolutely outraged by everything surrounding this man, I do not understand.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  80. Larry

    If he veted himself and there is no link to Saddam other than bush jr's dad. (price on his head). Then lets follow the money to see why we went to war in the first place. How much is cheney, his family, and their friends worth? Did he ever give up his Haliburton stock? how much more does he own now?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  81. Nate Coleman

    Ridiculous! Although I do not think there is anyone who does not already know this information. When will he come forward to say that his administration fostered the financial environment that led to our current recession, 6 years from now?

    You need your own show on CNN Jack. Maybe they could give you that time slot previously reserved for Glenn "Limbaugh's Nephew" Beck. Im just saying.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  82. Kathy

    How does it make me feel? It makes me feel sick to my stomach. The lies and the manipulation from the Bush White House during the run-up to the Iraq war were criminal, and the capitulation by Congress was cowardly. Dick Cheney can justify his words and his actions until hell freezes over, but at the end of the day, he knows what he did, and he'll live with that the rest of his life.

    Claremont, CA

    June 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  83. Marc from San Diego

    Keep on chirping Cheney, you are consistently digging the GOP into a deeper hole every time you open your mouth.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:05 pm |
  84. Dave From Vancouver

    Waterboard him...he may change his tune

    June 2, 2009 at 6:05 pm |
  85. Erhard Fleige

    dear Sir, isn't it the duty & responsibility of the World court to bring heads of states, who started a war based on nothing but lies,to Justice?
    especially In a situation like this,where arrogance overruled Reason and ignorance was in Abundance.
    E. Fleige

    June 2, 2009 at 6:05 pm |
  86. Gary Malloy Windsor, ON, Canada

    It makes me feel ill to know that people like Dick were involved in running the government of the world's largest and most respected democracy.

    The whole Iraq/ terrorism smokescreen has dissipated with the clarity of a fresh new democracy that tells people the truth (or at least purports to do so)

    Dick has no choice but to come clean now because he has been caught in a lie. Just like the schoolyard bully who finally gets enough authority figures to turn him in, he will, undoubtedly, not go as quietly as most would like him to....but he will, thankfully, soon be forgotten.

    Say good night, Dick.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:05 pm |
  87. Mary Ann

    This was his whole rationale for going to war with Iraq along with the bogus link to WMD! Who will ever forget the scare tactics used by the Bush/Cheney administration with the line of "a large mushroom cloud" that was on the horizon if the United States did not act immediately to quelch the imminent threat posed to us.

    This is seriously crimminal and I would fully support an investigation to explore possible prosecution of Cheney and the like.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:05 pm |
  88. Lorenzo Badiola

    It makes me feel sick that Dick Cheney even said this after taking advantage of American anger over 9/11 and channeling it to a war in Iraq, rather than capturing Osama Bin Laden and other Al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But the thing that makes me want to throw up is him justifiying that the United States should continue their policies of torture outside the law, which has caused so much antipathy in the Islamic World. If we claim that we are a just nation we should never act outside the international law!

    Casa Grande, Arizona

    June 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  89. Brad Benne

    Sick to my stomach, deceived and sad for all those families of soldiers and the innocent Iraq citizens who have been killed.
    Unfortunately, I am not shocked by Cheney's disclosure of the facts. He should be held accountable for these lies and for his right-wing radical policies while serving in public office.

    Bozeman, MT

    June 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  90. skeeve

    Well, it was obvious back then that there was NO connection. Only in very culturally illiterate population this idea might fly for a second. Saddam is essentially an atheist 9/11 is an act of religious extremists. Probability of any kind of productive alliance between the two is slim to none . Unfortunately American population generally operates under assumption that their leader do not lie and having very short memory tends to forget what said leaders has to say just several years ago.

    I will not be surprised that in couple of more year GOP leaders will be insisting that never ever Bush administration and republican leadership claimed that there is a link between Saddam and 9/11. The lie repeated often enough becomes the perceived truth. The fact was established and used with great success by Dr. Joseph Goebbels and lately by George Bush and Dick Cheney.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  91. CHOPPER

    it just shows how the bush adminstration was in panic mode to do something to make them look like they had everything under control.
    cheney lately is showing just how big of an idiot he really is

    June 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  92. Genie

    The ex-VP,is what his name says he is!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  93. MADJID

    Jack, what a mess !

    June 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  94. Omar

    How does it make any American with the intellectual capacity greater than that of a rabbit feel? Irate & angry are understatements. This isn't new information, this is just honest information that he now chooses to disclose when it's too late. Why? So he can run for president in 2012 and take the stance with popular opinion that there never was weapons of mass destruction? Whats next for Dick?Let me guess, he will assure us that he agreed that the closing of Guantanamo was a good idea! This guy no longer deserves the public spotlight or attention, his service in office was obtuse to say the least, he can not be trusted!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  95. Ron in Seattle

    It makes me feel that Mr. Cheney once again trying to change history. Now he is scapegoating Richard Clarke and George Tenet. At last Mr. Cheney have you no shame? Take responsibility like a man.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  96. Albert Hembd

    Dick Cheney is a loser. He destroyed the conservative movement. But then, George Bush was pretty sub-intellectual, too, for listening to Dick Cheney.

    I count myself a political conservative, but I was listening to Ron Paul back in 2002, and so, I was never duped by the neoconservatives. I just knew, though, with all the deliberate lies that Cheney was cooking up back then, that he would destroy Reagan conservatism.

    Of course, Reagan was not an interventionist neoconservative by a long shot.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  97. Ace_Oregon

    Lied to, betrayed.. I want someone to pay for they huge mistakes. If your going to ask people to die you need to be 100 percent sure why your sending them.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  98. Phil

    I'm livid...he just can't stand being irrelevant...put a sock in it cheney!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  99. Mary D

    So first I read in the paper this morning that Dick Cheney really thinks it's ok for gays to marry. "It should be ruled individually by the state but they should be able to have a shot it too." And now (no duh) he says Saddam Hussein wasn't involved with the planning or execution of the 9/11 attacks! Well tell that to the face of all the parents who lost their child there! Tell that to all the families living in Iraq who now have no homes, living in the streets!

    Is there anything in the last 8 years that he did tell the truth about?!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  100. mary anne,poughkeepsie,n.y.

    Cheny,cheny,cheny, why must we even listen to or read anything this
    liar has been saying. This country should bring him to court and make him pay for all of the lies we have had to listen to and all of the fear that he tried to instill into the voters and succeeded in having a second term.
    shame on all those who listened and voted for the two manipulating men who ruined this country.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  101. stu

    Jack,
    There seem to be several things that you and ALL of your colleagues are forgetting.
    1) 9/11 sadly happened. It did so on the BUSH administrations watch. It is astonishing this administration glosses over this fact to get to so many others.
    How much intelligence did they neglect to permit this event o happen?

    2) The BUSH administration lied, cheated, and stole their way into this war. Why is this information and act forgotten by the media?

    3) The BUSH administration broke every law in this land as well as the worlds when it comes to abusive detainee behavior.

    How dare Cheney and any other person claim a higher, nobler road than what these facts display?

    Please, you and your brethren, stop your blather and stick to these three irrrefutable facts. Lets clear up these lies and deceit, then maybe one day we can listen to Dick try and climb out of his crater.

    Respectfully yours,
    Stu

    June 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  102. Don

    repulsed
    livid
    vengeful

    June 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  103. Kathy Kramer

    How does it make me feel? BETRAYED! Let's face it, Jack, the American people were raped by the past administration in more ways than one. My question to you is why did it take so long for so many people to realize they had been had?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  104. Tracy-Oakley

    They knew it all along. Our Soldiers went to war over a lie. Our surplus now a deficit. Sad, just sad.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  105. Mark H.

    What can you say Jack? When we watched Cheney on TV during his stint as co-President, we knew he was lying. If you ask me, Dick Cheney should just shut his mouth and go off to Wyoming and wait to die. If anyone in America can honestly say that Dick Cheney and George Bush did nothing but cause a great deal of harm to this country, then they're lying and they know it. Maybe he and his boy W. should be considered accomplices in the deaths of 4,310 Americans. Go home Dick. Go home.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  106. BJ Mayorga

    How come noboby can come out and say that Dick Chenny has admitted to Enhanced Interrogation in other words (Torture). So why doesnt anyone in the news come out and call him an Enhanced "LIAR" come on, maybe if his daughter was caught by terriost and they used Enhanced Interrogation on her it would be okay. The inhumane treatments this man cause on people from other countries, just made us look bad all over the world.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  107. Mark Lee

    I am absolutely mortified that the price in blood and treasure we Americans paid at the behest of the Bush/Cheney war machine amounts to nothing more than a hill of beans to Mr. Cheney. These two and the various minions should be held as war criminals and sentenced to waterboarding on a daily basis.

    Mark Lee
    Hammond, IN

    June 2, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  108. Joe

    How quickly we forget that when Darth Vader was saying all those things we were all smiling, winking at each other and waving the flag, "They have WMD we parroted Junior and Darth" Yes the last 8 years we managed to forget a lot.
    Joe
    Sierra Vista, AZ

    June 2, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  109. Mike G

    How does it make me feel? Sick to my stomach. 4,300 American and countless innocent Iraqi lives lost. Rampant spending and not being able to finish the job in Afghanistan.

    HIs job was to get it right, not 'close enough.'

    June 2, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  110. Matthew

    It makes me sick. This guy is hard to stomach. If there ever was a serious threat to the United States of American, it is Cheney. He will do anything and say anything, he will rationalize his actions in his own mind; how else could he stand to look in the mirror. He is so dangerous. This man is going to run for president. Plausible deniability is what he is after. He will keep working on his argument for years, re-writing history with every interview. He will never admit failure, instead he will re work the record book. This is a guy who wanted to keep Rumsfeld; can anyone be taken seriously who wanted to keep Rumsfeld?

    Love Matthew

    June 2, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  111. Ned Alpert, Santa Rosa CA

    If Cheney's lips are moving, he's telling a lie.

    He needs to go back to his bunker and retire - frankly, there's a cell at Gitmo that should have his and W's names on it!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  112. Karla Golay

    Well, it's not like we didn't know Cheney was lieing. All he's doing is simply confirming what we already know. The irony is it looks like he's getting away with it.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  113. Bekka Noto

    It makes me sick.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  114. susan

    Hi Jack,
    Anyone who can read and think for themselves has known all along that the Bush administration was full of the most sinister, machiavellian pack of liars in recent history. Sadly, having the proof laid out for me by Cheney only makes me feel sad and disgusted–I wish there could at least be some sense of vindication.

    Susan
    NYC

    June 2, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  115. cheneyshouldbetriedforwarcrimes

    This is guy is the most retarded type of war criminal you will ever find. he doesn't even get it after 9 years. Who created the taliban? Who gave Saddam all those weapons?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  116. Koko/Massachusetts

    It makes me feel as sick as when the entire Bush administration started lying on 20 January 2001. I am so sorry for all the coalition troops who have died because of that administration.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  117. Brett from Oriskany,VA

    Wow! Osama bin Laden killed over 3,000 people in the World Trade Center tragedy. Bush,Cheney and Co. killed over 4,000 Americans needlessly. No connection with al Qaeda no WMD. Bush and Cheney should be checked into Camp Delta at Guantanamo for an extended Caribbean vacation.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  118. John Rice

    Aw, geez, Jack. Next I suppose Cheney's gonna tell us there is no Santa Claus!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  119. Sylvester Lang

    Really, base on Dr. Rice's testimony, I believe him, FBI Agent George Piro answered the WMD question.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  120. Mike

    When are we going to try him for war crimes?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  121. Irv Lilley

    Jack, All this does is confirm the fact that Cheney is a two faced,double speaking liar.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  122. Jack Appelbaum

    It infuriates me. After 9/11, the American people were told that there was a link between Al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein, thus justifying our entrance into Iraq as a pursuit of the terrorists that attacked us. Of course this was not the case, and Cheney has finally admitted it. Cheney's admission only adds support to the argument that we entered Iraq as a way to gain control over oil and make up for lost opportunities from the Gulf War. It's too bad that the real culprits for 9/11 are still roaming the deserts of the Middle East.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  123. Jeff in Minnesota

    I suppose it's better late than never. The rest of us figured that out as did the 9/11 Commission. Unfortunately, it took the former VP a lot longer to come to that conclusion.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  124. Lewis Moore

    Mr. Cafferty,

    I think it is great that Vice president Cheney has come out and publicly stated that the intelligence shows there was no link between what happened on 9/11/01 and Saddam. I think it is great because it is the truth and now I don't look like such a fool when I come out against popular opinion. It has always been tough for me to believe anything that is publicly released from the Gov't.

    When the US Official Expert on Marihuana can make a statement under oath that, "marijuana would make your fangs grow six inches long and drip with blood and, when he tried it, it turned him into a bat."

    True statement look it up. It would be nice for some of the ludicrous laws of the past to be removed from the books. So sad .

    Lewis, Millville NJ

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  125. Tracie Van Den Houten

    It just further confirms that Cheney and The Bush administration are a bunch of criminals!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  126. sotoenco

    If you want the truth follow the money. Who got what and how much will be directly associated with their involvement with the people in the Bush white house. The whole war was nothing more than greed. From the buing and selling of "War Materials" to the reconstruction of Iraq, to the inflation of oil due to unrest in the Mideast. Follow the money!
    Dave S
    Upstate, SC

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  127. Mark

    He's a lieing bastard and should be thrown in jail for helping start an illegal war. This is as good as a confession. The government must act to prosecute the last administration or by failing to do so it shows that it is no different.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  128. Kathy from Denver

    Finally, Cheney is actually telling the truth. But about 6 years too late. The Iraq war connection was all in his mind. Amazing isn't it when the threat of war criminal trials are looming his story seems to change like the wind. Trying to build a defense maybe? Can someone please send this old man back to the funny farm and keep him out of the news. We don't care what he says anymore. Mr. Cheney you are a private citizen now...act like one. Shut up!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  129. Paul T. Montgomery

    Creepy. We we forced into a nonsensical war for imaginary reasons by our own elected president. How America fell for this insanity is beyond me and everyone I know.

    What did Bush/Cheney have to gain by such inreasonable actions? Could whatever they gained be worth the lives, the reputation of our country and the bankrupting of our nation?

    Those were years of horrible stupidy, wrapped in someones greed and, smeared with foolish behaviour.

    May our nation wash ourselves of this stain and forge on to earn a place of greatness in the world again.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  130. Jimmy Crackhorns

    Thanks to Cheney's unwavering influence on Bush, he and his cronies spent what, $1 trillion on war in Iraq?! Wow...with an investment like that I sure am hoping Exxon Mobile will be a shoe-in for that $5 billion oil contract! The taxes they can pay, the Americans they can employ! Woooo Hoo!! Go Team Oil !!

    Liars, every last one of them. Stupid Americans get stupid government. But I sure deserve better!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  131. Ronald Douglas

    Cheney is a liar of the first order. He should be held accountable, especially for the families of all those who have been killed as a result of his lies... So how do I feel? Deceived and angry.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  132. Louie Jaramillo

    No link to 9/11, No WMDS ,and I suspect little george and little dick and CIA Director Dummy Tenet knew this all along, If these guys aren't war criminals, what is a war criminal ?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  133. TJ

    Oh well, sadam is still dead. I guess now his family can sue the US for accusing him falsely, and probably get him acquitted

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  134. Eric

    I am not at all surprised. I knew from the beginning that Bush Jr. was going in to finish what his Dad failed to do, and nothing more. George W. Bush doesn't like leaving loose ends. And that's exactly what he did, tied up a loose end using 911 as a justification.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  135. Valerie, NYC

    It makes me want to scream, Jack.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  136. Horace Crowe

    He was a liar then and he continues tbe a liar, and now from his own mouth a war criminal. When is America going to "stand up" for its belief and prosecute this evil, lying man.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  137. BOB

    Is Cheney smoking something weird? Did he cange his meds? This guy is half bubble off of plumb lately. Keep it up Dick...the DEMS will be in office for the rest of this century.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  138. Adrian

    If Saddam hadn’t screwed Cheney and Rumsfeld and big oil in 1972. We wouldn’t have to go there to kill him. But then again if we didn’t talk Saddam into attacking Iran and then sell weapons to Iran to fight Iraq, none of this would have happened. Also Bush screwing over Osama’s brother in a 227 million dollar oil deal means maybe we would still have the twin towers. Cheney told him that he would see him dead, and he never lied about that.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  139. Randy in Virginia

    The former VP can't seem to leave the limelight, it seems to me this fault of his led us all down avenues best left untraveled. I hope he can live with his conscience.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  140. Beth, Dallas TX

    It just confirms what I already knew. The Bush Administration lied.
    They all belong in prison.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  141. Allie Kellner

    Never the less this man was a cold blooded killer responsible for the torture and false imprisonment of thousands of Iraqi religious minorities. This man represents the destruction of all that so many of us try to protect in our lives: freedom.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  142. William

    A lie is a lie and unfortunately when you try to explain it away you just dig yourself deeper. I believe Cheney even more than Bush deliberately decieved the American people with the argument of WMD and terrorism fears knowing full well both were untrue and he is the one most responsible for the Iraq war and if there is anyone in this country that should be brought to justice for this unjust war it is him. As far as I am concerned he is a war criminal and deserves jail time. Let him keep talking it will just further prove my point.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  143. Josh

    It makes me feel nothing. The former Vice President is an evil vicious individual that will say or do anything that forwards his agenda. It would shock me on the other hand if he actually admitted mistakes and expressed sorrow or guilt for any past actions. Sigh...

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  144. Tony

    Just another prime example of why that psychopath should be in prison.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  145. Dale

    There is no link between Saddam and 9/11. In other news the sky is blue, and water is wet.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  146. david b

    Cheney, Bush, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and their cohorts ignored the basic tenant of their beloved Ronald Reagan: they trusted but didn't verify. They are a pathetic bunch of ideologues who led the nation into its worst foreign policy disaster ever. A pox on all of them.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  147. Nancy from Arizona

    It makes me feel angry and upset. If this is true then why did we invade Iraq and then capture/kill Saddam Husien. Why are we in a war against a country that had nothing to do with 9/11? Cheney needs to "bow out" and "shut up" OR the media needs to ignore him and what he says. Cheney had eight years to contribute, why is he talking now when he has no authority to "change" things.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  148. John

    I believe the real threat to the United States is not terrorists but incompetent leaders that are controlled by big business.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  149. Paul from New Hampshire

    No one is above the Constitution. The Bush Administration, including Cheney, needs to be held accountable for the Iraqi War. It was an unnecessary, costly, and possibly, illegal war. If ever we needed to put a former administration on trial, it is now.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  150. Sean Olson

    Jack, it makes me feel a bit insulted, as it should all of you. We were taken into a region we didn't belong in (and weren't really welcome in) based on several fallacies, this being one of them. Iraq didn't ask for us to "liberate" them, or their precious oil.

    One word: Stockholm.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  151. Jane Cera

    It makes me wonder why Cheney can't seem to exist without the lime light, and why the media continues to give him one.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  152. Tony G.

    We have always had our war-profiteers throughout history. 9/11 provided the best of opportunities for today's war -profiteers and it appears Cheney took advantage of it. Billions of dollars in oil, defense contracts, and the tripling of Haliburton's stock are great reasons for starting a war. There must be consequences of some kind for those who lead us into this war ultimately causing the loss of millions of lives both American and Iraqi. Where is the outrage America?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  153. Tracey Greene from Huntsville Alabama

    Makes me think we need to get those war crimes trials under way...starting with Cheney.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  154. Maxwell

    Dick, you may need to check-up on your brain; last time I heard (which was recently), you vigorously said Saddam Hussein had to do with 9/11. I know you had heart-related problem(s),but, you may be developing some brain-related problems

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  155. Sara

    This makes me very angry that Cheney is trying to rewrite history after the Bush administration brought this country into the biggest foreign relations disaster this century. We need to keep reminding the public of what actually happened! For those of us who thought invading Iraq was a mistake from the start it's no surprise to see him changing his tune now. Looks to me that he's trying to escape his guilty conscience beacause he keeps talking about it!
    Sara from New Jersey

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  156. Alex

    Makes me feel like we need a new investigation on who really caused 9/11.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  157. Milo

    It doesnt make me mad, sad or glad. We all know that the invasion of Iraq was really more about getting rid of a murderer and a person who continued to snub the international community and make the UN look like a bunch of pansies. The 9-11 theory was a convenient excuse and fuel to the fire for taking out Sadaam Hussein.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  158. Paulette,Dallas,PA

    It verifies something I already knew. That Bush invaded Iraq and hunted down Saddam as a personal vengeful act for when Saddam wanted Bush 41 killed years before 9/11.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  159. Bill, Bloominton IL

    Cheney finally said something honest. Unlike others, he eventually told the truth.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  160. Jack

    There was NEVER any indication that Saddam was anything more than a terrorist to his own people. It was only AFTER the war started that the administration at the time tried to link him to 9/11.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  161. Dick

    Jack...
    Gomer Pyle said it best..."Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!" Cheney, and the rest should just stifle themselves.
    Dick

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  162. Graham

    It makes me feel much better than it does that the Dems, when they won Congressional elections in 2006 said they would get us out of Iraq, and did not. And the many times Obama said he would get us out of Iraq when elected – and now is not going to. How about that, Jack? What do you have to say about that?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  163. jason

    well jack, as a canadian i guess my media over here lead me to beleive saddam hussein had nothing to do with it all along. i thought iraq was invaded because bush jr was finishing the job bush senior started a long time ago. and 9/11 was just the prime opportunity to go ahead.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  164. Carolyn

    While Cheney's lack of support would have benefited us more oh, six years ago, it is nice that he can admit the gaffe. That alone shows more honesty than is afforded by many politicians today.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  165. Gabriel Ramirez

    Two words come to mind:

    War criminal

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  166. Dan

    Digusted!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  167. Mike (Chicago)

    There is no link between Dick Cheney and the truth.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  168. Michelle

    This whole thing makes me upset that we got ourselves into this huge mess that could have been avoided. And with the sacrifice of so many brave soldiers, it is very unfortunate.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  169. matthew vasquez

    If roses are RED and
    Violets are Blue
    then Dick Cheneys a liar or
    an incompentent Fool.

    /roanoke ,va

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  170. SHARON: Anchorage, Alaska

    SAD, at the loss of life. There probably wasn’t much of a link between Sadam & 9/11; other than training of potential terrorists in Iraq. Not finding any weapons of mass destruction, did not fool the average American into believing that they did not exist; as there was definitely a shell game that took place. Ever had a bad day at work or life in general; and lose it with another co-worker or go home and kick the dog? Well, when it came to 9/11, we as a country jumped the gun and overreacted before finding the evidence to support U.S. attacking Sadam’s forces. We should regret decisions that were made, but now that they have passed, try to make the best of a bad situation.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  171. Helen Castro

    Jack,
    I have mixed feelings about this. First, it's nice to see that Cheney is finally admitting the truth that most Americans knew all along. But it's extremely frustrating that the Bush administration got away with telling such lies and then going to WAR over nothing but lies. It's no wonder so much of the rest of the world hates America. They're not jealous of us–they're DISGUSTED with us.

    Helen
    Avenel, NJ

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  172. Brian, Virginia Beach

    Not only isn't there a link between Saddam Hussein and 9/11, apparently there isn't a link between Dick Cheney and reality.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  173. Dave

    Simple – it makes me sick to my stomach!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  174. Srini, Franklin Park NJ

    This is heartbreaking. This is the attitude that screwed our foreign relations. If US wants to be the powerful nation in the world we should be very very careful while thinking evil.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  175. Todd

    The truth finally set him free.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  176. Jan Southwick

    I think the Bush administration did the best they could with the information they had. I get tired of people criticizing the Bush administration because they made mistakes.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  177. Thomas Bate

    I feel sick.. When I think of all the young men and women that died because of this man and his rush to war. oh my god... Its time to prosecute this dangerous fool! Our forefathers would have strung this man up from the nearest oak tree.. What are we waiting for??

    Tom Bate / Ft Lauderdale

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  178. Amy

    It makes me sick to my stomach. I lost a son to the war. My son-in-law is serving in Iraq. To learn what many of us long suspected is nauseating. What did the all die for? What are they serving for? Lies. The liars should be held accountable for what they have done.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  179. Rudy

    Cheney is saying nothing we didn't already know. I angers me that we allow "leaders" like he and Bush to bold face lie to us and walk away scott free. They killed men and women serving in our military for what? They can rationalize it however they want in the end they knew that 911 was a crutch to allow them to invade Iraq. I think it's best that Cheny just find the hole that Bush climbed into and call it a day. You've done your damage. Enough is enough, now shut up already.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  180. lance

    I t makes me sick that we were lied to over and over and no one will be held accountable for the needless dead

    June 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  181. Nigel

    There must be some way to charge the former administration for the lies they told the world. Jail time not probation or job loss for these criminals posing as policiticans and. Can't believe he said what the world already knew was lies from the Bush administration. Shame on on you guys.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  182. Doctor M

    I feel sick to my stomach everytime I see Cheney's lying mug on TV. If our gov't had any (round cylindrical spheres) we would put him on trial for high crimes and put his _ ss in max. security along with the Gitmo detainees.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  183. Dave McKay

    Jack,

    Ya know, after four months out of office I thought we would be rid of this baffoon of a vice president. This new revelation confirms the deceipt and lies of the Bush/cheney regime. I am so glad you emphasized the loss of live because of war that should have never been. I wish Cheney would just go away! Thanks Jack, keep up the great job.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  184. David

    Maybe we should send Cheney to Iraq to explain himself to the troops in person, better yet, let have him explain himself to the thousands of families who lost loved ones in this unnecessary in person

    June 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  185. Dawn V.

    No different than I felt the day he first uttered the words. He is a war monger. Beware of such folk.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  186. Steve

    Death to Dick Cheney and all his cadres for this treachery. I hope they all burn in Hell where they belong

    June 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  187. Eric, Kalamazoo, MI

    We need to hang him for treason, right after we hang Bush.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  188. Dominic Wells

    Also, I feel like someone raped my soul.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  189. IndependentTogether

    Jack,
    with Dick Cheney now saying that Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11 and also now supporting gay marriage, he's become a Godless left wing appeaser that hates America. 😉 😉

    June 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  190. Sandie Fujita

    Personally, I have never believed a word from Cheney. I think the Iraq War was created so Halliburton could make zillions of dollars, some of which must be in an off-shore account for Mr. Cheney. It makes me feel sick EVERY time I have to continue to hear Mr. C who needs to go quietly into the sunset, either in Wyoming or on the island where his money is waiting.

    Thanks for asking Jack. Love the Cafferty File.
    Sandie Fujita, Sunnyvale, CA

    June 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  191. Ephron Catlin

    He needs to be transferred to a secure, undisclosed location and waterboarded until he cops to all the other lies he foisted upon us and then be tried for treason.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  192. Nona Mc Hale

    I am sick. To think of all the people killed (Americans and Iraqi) I am truly saddened.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  193. Miguel

    Jack, the fact is, NO ONE from the Bushies ever claimed that Saddam was involved in 9/11. "Early uncertainty" does not equate with making a claim, and the rationale for going in to Iraq was the ostensible WMD stockpile, not an Iraq-9/11 connection. And even those countries opposed to the invasion harbored no doubts that Saddam had WMDs. It can be intelligently argued that the invasion was illegal, it is clear that it was ill-considered, and it was an unmitigated disaster. It is unnecessary to keep piling on with the canard that Cheney and Bush lied to send us to war. Foolishness does not equate with lying.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  194. Jeffery, Toledo, Ohio

    Puleeeeze! This is a joke, right? Now he tells us. If I wasn't convinced before that Cheney keeps running his mouth out of fear of criminal prosecution, I certainly am now–but can you say "perjury"?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  195. Cody NJ

    I don't care for AT ALL and not because he can't shoot properly. I feel nothing when hearing this, since it was obvious to me the whole time. He knew the whole time and just needed someone to pin it on of course. Why can't he just go back into hiding like he did for the past 8 years?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  196. ALIKORNWO FRANKLIN OWHORNDA CHIOMA

    I think the media should continue to give him slot for he's media blitz since he refused to grant them one when he was in the office and at the end he will be the one to indict himself for a possible proscution for he's astrocities.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  197. Jack in Los Angeles

    I'm sure that makes the thousands of U.S. soldiers who believed Cheney, and went over to Iraq thinking they were saving America from Al Qaeda's nuclear weapons...and who are now dead...feel much better.

    Dick "Five Draft Deferments" Cheney is a vile man, and now he is clearly losing what's left of his marbles.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  198. Patricia Cronin Snead

    When I hear Cheney say there is no link between Sadaam and
    911, I think about all the men and women who died in this war,
    and their parents, spouses and children who are left questioning,
    "why". I think about all the division between Republican and Democratic thinking which has caused such a rift in our country,
    I think about all the money that has not been spent on schools,
    roads, healthcare, research, cultural activities but rather on
    war armaments. I think of all those injured in this war who will suffer for the rest of their lives. And I ask myself, "Why does anyone on
    earth listen to Dick Cheney? "

    June 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  199. Tony Trampler

    It seems that there is no link between EX Vice President Dicky Cheney and the truth. I think Wyoming does not want him back and he is looking for a place to land after leaving his undisclosed location.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  200. Carlos

    Well it makes me furious and upset for all the lives who swore to defend this country. Obviously Dick Cheney never went to war and has no problem sending others to do his dirty work. Now you know why the Bush adminstration will be one of the worst of all time! Enjoy your legacy!

    Carlos
    Washington D.C.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  201. Gary Lockhart

    Jack, hearing what you just said makes me feel like an American, like we have destroyed Iraq like Osama destroyed the Towers. Maybe its time we mind out own business before wwiii starts over Islam and American Values.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  202. Thom from Skokie, IL

    Jack, have you never believed something to be true and over the course of time learned things to change your mind? I commend Cheney for demonstrating his willingness to learn and admit he was wrong. Isn't this what Democrats have wanted?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  203. Helen - Fort Pierce Florida

    Surprise! Surprise! We knew this from the beginning. So many so called "Servants of the People" got very rich off of this invasion into Iraq where my son and many other sons, daughters, husbands, etc. went because their boss, Bushy gave them and us so many bogus reasons why this was necessary. I think Bush and Cheney should don uniforms and stay in Iraq for 12 months like our service people do. They should ride in the convoys and be shot at everyday. The worst time of my life and every other American was from Nov 2000 to Nov 2008

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  204. Richard

    Adds support to my belief we went to war for the OIL and to enhance the Cheney retirement fund. He profited greatly from the war. He should have to pay damages to the families of all the Americans who lost their lives and support the wounded.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  205. Jerry, Michigan

    I think it may be more meaningful to ask the families of the 4310 dead soldiers, and the families of the countless dead Iraqis . How do you feel?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  206. Daniel / Switzerland

    Hi,
    I think this is just another proof that the Bush administrations has totally failed and that all people have wrongly trusted in its information and promises...

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  207. Kenneth

    One can only imagine how the billions of dollars spent on a useless war could have been put to better use. Education, highway construction, healthcare, just to name a few. Thanks Cheney.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  208. Chino

    When you kill one you are a murderer, when you kill thousands you are a statesman.

    That would be my opinion of the vice presidency of Dick Cheney.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  209. Steve

    how does it make me feel ? It is now common knowledge that the Bush administrations blunder over the WMD's led to an incredibly expensive and non-essential war, paid for by taxpayers. Color me stupid.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  210. Byron, Charlotte NC

    Jack, you do not even want to know how this makes me feel and what I think of Cheney and wish happens to him.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  211. John in Chicago

    I feel betrayed. Pure and simple.

    Maybe Dick Cheney should crawl into a "spider hole" and hide in shame.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  212. george

    lie to the american people so we can go to war..............tell the truthe after one has left office in preperation for another run at the white house.

    a quote from the 1978 film" apocalypse now"..............sometimes the b.s. piles up so fast around here you need wings to stay above it. this is a good example of trechory
    i'll tell ya how it makes me feel jack.,.......it pisses me off.
    george
    chester,ct.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  213. Ivan

    Hey Jack,

    Well, It makes me feel like he and the rest of the Bush Administration should be sitting in jail.

    Miami, FL

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  214. Bruce Tallini

    The Dems have been telling us for years that Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11. Now even the GOP agrees with that assessment. Why then is Obama perpetuating this useless war. I voted for him because he promised to get us right out of there. Why is the Prez draggin' his feet on this campaign promise. Especially with both parties now agreeing on what started this terrible, fruitless war. Let's go Barack. Get our troops home now. You promised to do it and now you're being backed by both sides. Not another American death over there please!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  215. Tom

    He should be waterboarded to see if he.s capable of telling the truth. Eugene,Or.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  216. michael

    very,very sick seen that our troop die in iraq without a reason

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  217. Claire, Melbourne FL

    Hi Jack,

    I never believed Cheney or Bush – they are both cowardly weasels. When someone tries soooo hard, for 2 yrs, to make you believe something, like the necessity for war in Iraq...where's their credibility?
    Look at their eyes back then, when they were espousing war.....that says it all.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  218. Matt - Bethlehem, PA

    This just goes to prove that the Bush Administration went ahead and did what they wanted to do all along without the consent of the American People and Congress. All so-called approval for the war in Iraq was not based on facts but instead, on the lies they have fed us daily since 9/11.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  219. Margie from Calif.

    Cheney doesn't have a clue as to who all was involved on 9/11. For that matter, neither does anyone else. Cheney's been shooting off his mouth a lot lately. I pray he isn't thinking about running for President. It would be another No Win situation for the Republican party. Please!!! Someone from the Rep. Party with charisma and intelligence, and not so far right to scare off the middle of the road Republicans, come forward and safe the Republicans from extinction.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  220. Adrian

    WMDs Ha! If Saddam had his oil sanctions lifted we would have been paying .25 at the pump. Exxon and Halliburton couldn't allow that. We went over there for the oil, 6 years into trying to set up a puppet government so we could sign it over to America's Big Oil and we failed. Yes, Bush/Cheney aren't even good thieves.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  221. John New York

    Jack-
    I think that Dick Cheney is talking in public more now than he ever did as Vice President because there is a growing movement within Europe to have him tried as a war criminal. He isn't just trying to protect his legacy, he is also trying to protect his butt. (I was going to use another word, but not sure if it would clear the censors)

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  222. Kevin from Portland, OR

    I really wish Dick Cheney would just shut up and go away. He's already done enough damage to this country. You can always tell when he's lying: his lips are moving.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  223. Chris

    Why even ask this question. Everyone in the world knew that it was all lie. That is why the US lost so much reputation. How do I feel about Cheney? Liar is a liar is a liar.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  224. dave

    I think he's losing his mind. Should go and Rest in Peace or wait for 2012 Presidential election

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  225. Mud Puppy

    1. We knew before we went to war in Iraq Cheney – Bush and team was not telling the truth. Too many red flags were present.
    2. Active duty military personal new Cheney – Bush and team were not telling the truth before we even dropped the first bomb (on a food market) in Iraq. Remember we had been flying over Iraq a number years and monitoring their telephone conversation. There wasn’t much we did not know about what was going on in Iraq.
    3. The White House team even called their intel-man on the inside in Iraq “Curve Ball,” Sucker pitch to America and we swung at it.
    4. Today people act like the rug was pulled from under our feet. Please Jack lets be honest. America wanted to beat-up on someone and we choose an easy but expensive target to vent our frustration.
    5. Also, why did we hire Blackwater to guard high value people in Iraq. In the past Military Police, CID, Security Police, NSI and other military law enforcement professionals did the job. Protection is one their military missions. Why was this war any different that America needed to outsource security protection?
    6. Also, to this day we still have not found out who (pre-positioned) put the box cutters on the airplanes for the hijackers. But we still limit the amount of make-up people can carry on an airplane. Oh. Don’t forget to leave your water at home. Airport kiosks are making a killing selling over priced water.

    Jack, it is time we looked in the mirror and admit we gave Cheney-Bush and team the green light to do what they did.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  226. Leeroy Jenkins

    This is total deception. All those poor American troops who gave their lives and all those poor Iraqi civilians needn't have died for Cheney's little war.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  227. Michele

    It makes me heartsick to think that we have sent 4300+ young men and women to their graves in a war that absolutely, positively did not have to be. If this arrogant statement by the King of Hubris (Cheney) does not bring about a cry for his arrest and trial as a war criminal, I don't know what will. Both he and Bush have no regrets or remorse for the hell they've visited on both the US and Iraq.

    Michele
    Bradenton, FL

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  228. Julia

    How does it make me feel? Well, since I never remember anyone but liberals trying to make a link between 9/11, Sadam Hussein, and Republicans, I guess it confirms what I've always thought as a conservative. It confirms that liberals are still trying to make a link between 9/11, Saddam Hussein, and Republicans AND that the justification for going to war was supported by the vast majority of Americans. That is what I think Jack!!!!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  229. randy unsworth

    Hindsight is always 20/20. Give the man a break, we were all shocked
    by 9/11, Clinton ( the DEM's) did little or nothing to deter the attack or respond to the previous attacks since the first Trade Tower attack. Thank GOD someone ( BUSH) decided to kick ass and stop being girlly boys. Dipolmacy only goes so far, Obama and the rest of us will soon discover that truth.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  230. Julie

    How dies it make me feel? Sick - that's how.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  231. Chris Hoagland

    Its been clear for quite a while that the Bush administration had a policy of only recognizing intel that supported their world view. Contradictions or challenges to policy were not accepted and those staff members who questioned info or strategy were silenced or asked to leave. I think several moderate administration voices were victims of this purge . Collin Powell chief among them.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  232. peter

    Hi Jack,

    I feel sick every time he speaks and people listen. It is a well known fact that Saddam Hussein HATED TERRORISTS!! He was a sadistic and ruthless bad man, but he hated terrorists, and they would have received capital puishment if found in his country. Check the facts....oh and Dick Cheney? Really Jack what more is there to say about that abomination....his first name is a perfect description of his character.

    Have a nice evening Jack,
    peter
    toronto

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  233. Jeremy

    It just confirms past suspicions. The Bush-Cheney War machine had to give us, the “freedom and peace loving” American public a reason why it was ok to invade a sovereign nation. Anyone who has read or even thought about the politics of the Middle East would realize Saddam and Osama hated each other. It was not until after the poor excuse of a freedom campaign and the overthrow of Saddam did a major Al Qaeda presence find it’s way into Iraq. The sheer amount of death, destruction, pain, and lies of the Cheney White House disgusts me. I hope someone in the current White House has the guts to hold these criminals accountable.

    Jeremy in Portland, Oregon

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  234. Brandon

    It makes me sick to know that THOUSANDS of American lives were lost in a war that was waged on a LIE!! Cheney and Bush knew very well there was NO tie between Saddam and 9/11. Apparently the price of oil is worth more than the price of an American soldier's life.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  235. Rory Murray, San Bernardino, CA

    Jack,
    How does it make me feel? Like my country and I have been anally raped, which is what Cheney deserves. I turned 42 on 9/11 and haven't celebrated a birthday since. Thanks DICK!
    Rory Murray
    San Bernardino, CA

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  236. LUCI - ILLINOIS

    Cheney is one of the most disgusting and mean people, I have ever seen. All of those military boys and girls that were killed because of this so and so. We need to get all of our military out of Iraq and send Cheney, Bush, Rumsfield, Rush, Gingrich and any Republican who thinks that war was right and let them clean up the mess.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  237. Tanya G

    It makes me sick – and yet, somewhow it does not come as a surprise to me either. I think it confirms that Americans made the right decision to get the republicans out of the Whitehouse – but I also feel that Dick Cheney's comments deeply insult the memories of all of the soldiers, regardless of nationality, that were motivated to fight and eventually lost their lives in Iraq believing they were removing a major supporter of terrorism in general and the 9/11 attacks in particular.

    As for the comment that intelligence gathering is more an 'art' then a 'science' – well that certainly sheds light on the Bush Administration's attitude and obvious lack of respect for the American people.

    That administration was a complete joke; let's hope Obama can begin to turn things around.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  238. Laurie W

    It is statements such as this that only reinforce my belief that GW Bush and Dick Cheney should be held FULLY ACCOUNTABLE for lying and decieving the American people AND for attacking another sovereign nation – albeit one with a not-so-nice leader. These acts – and so many others – are truly acts of TREASON against the people and nation of the United States as well as the people and nation of Iraq. I pray in my heart that the Iraqi people can someday forgive us for the un-called-for invasion of their country. By holding those in charge FULLY accountable, maybe that will be a small step in the right direction!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  239. ss

    Lots of people died over lies. It very sad. Saddam and his sons were condemed to death by the US. How does that make us look. The Bush Administration must be held accountable. I am not a support of Saddam; but there were American Soldier lining up to fight to protect the US. It was a get rich scheme and all those the profitted should be held accountable.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  240. Patricia

    I hope Cheney chokes painfully on all the money he made through Halliburton and the Iraq War deaths. I don't know how he can live with himself.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  241. Bray N.C.

    Jack, I guess Cheney could get the CIA to spin Intelligence, to get the Media, and the rest of the country to believe a lie or be misled. UM make me think Pelosi has a point.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  242. Tracy

    It makes me physically sick! Dick Cheney is an embarrassment to the office of VPOTUS and all men an women who serve this country. Can you spell T R E A S O N!!

    Tracy
    Wilmington, Delaware

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  243. ED in RI

    Jack;
    It's obvious that Cheney has lost some brain cells, like Reagan.
    Cheney threw-out many CIA intelligent agents when Bush came into office, and started his own personal intelligent agency. Much removed from internet sources now. He commanded people to find links between 911 & Hussein, or lose their jobs, in order to invade Iraq, as requested by his PNAC "neo-con" pals.
    I believe that Cheney has been too close to microwave ovens lately.
    His month long exposure with the media convinces me that he requires urgent medical attention!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  244. Jerry Cronin

    I don't really care. Lots of us knew 6 years ago that Cheney was either greatly exageratting or simply lying. So many lives, so much money, so much international ill will and still he is trying to justify his decisions. He never can. His poor daughter, it's sad to see her pulled into his delusions.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  245. ruthie Berman

    About Cheney and the bombs and Iraq war and Osama and 9/11 : it was all a set-up to get into war and now we don't even hear anything about
    our soldiers.
    When will the news media (as in medium) ever tell us the truth?
    and Afhganistan ?still/ again??
    Whose next North Korea? they don't have oil or cocaine/heroin. We can show that we have more atom/hydrogen bombs then they do. let's just end it with a good game of hop-scotch. winner takes all.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  246. Jordan Braun

    Cheated and Lied to 😦

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  247. Keith

    Doesn't bother me one way or another, I don't recall many news reports saying that Iraq had anything to do with 9/11. If I'm not mistaken they were not adhering to the UN resoloutions that they were supposed to be following. Also I'm fairly certain we had more then just six or seven months of intelligence from the Bush/Cheney team that led to the war with Iraq. What about the eight years prior to the Bush adminstration did that intelligence play a part in this war?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  248. jacob smith

    The things Cheney has said about 9/11 and Iraq make me think he is a Dick. Also, he should be tried for war-crimes due to his warmongering and as the principal leadership in the illegal invasion of Iraq.

    gainesville fl

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  249. Bruce

    Jack, this is just part of Dick Cheney's transparent campaign to absolve himself of any responsibility for the Iraq War. He thinks the war was justified, but cannot explain why. And now he's saying we went to war because of things that other people did and said. It is despicable that he now pretends he was not a primary cheerleader for the war he wanted.

    Bruce
    Denver, CO

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  250. David (Louisville)

    Of course he doesn't think that there is any connection between the two. Better yet he knows there isn't any connection. We're getting closer to finding out the truth behind the false flag operation that our own government launched against us on 9/11.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  251. Tigga

    I am really beginning to think that this guy Dick Cheney might have some serious mental problems. So after six years he has the nerves to say this after all it has cost the United States both economically and morally? And how about the thousands of families who lost their loves ones to this senseless war that could have been avoided; what in God's name does he have to say to them?
    Dick Cheney is a very dangerous radical that should never be granted any air time in any tv networks any more.

    Tigga
    Toronto, Canada

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  252. Albert

    Jack,

    What else is news? Everybody already know this but Cheney.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  253. Mick

    So many lives...so much pain.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  254. mforesta

    Dick Cheney is an American Hero. He deserves to be made a saint and have a statue erected in his likeness in place of Lincoln.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  255. Jim

    How long is George Tenet's name going to be dragged through the mud by the last administration? Any reasonably intelligent and objective administration of any country would want to see all of the overwhelming evidence of WMD's and terrorist alliances for themself before invading, right? I will tell you names that should be dragged through the mud; Cheney, W, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  256. Robert L. Bender II MD

    This leaves me feeling disappointed and suspiscious of being manipulated.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  257. Ken

    How does it make me feel that Cheney finally admitted what everybody already knew? It makes me feel like I felt before: I can't trust the media to do its job, I can't trust most of my fellow Americans to think for themselves, and I can't rely on branches of government to hold the branches accountable. Maybe now the media will stop giving this discredited, dishonest and corrupt political hack so much attention.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  258. Alex

    It's outrageous but not surprising. It seemed in 2003 that some Americans were opposed to invading Iraq because they were doubtful that there were even weapons of mass destruction. To hear this 6 years later makes me think we still owe apologies to vets both living and dead as well as their families, and even to the Dixie Chicks.

    -from New York, NY

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  259. St. Louis, MO

    I'm shocked that he is admitting but not shocked that there was no link. It was obvious at the time that the administration was just using 9/11 as an excuse to invade Iraq. What DOES amaze me though isthat the majority of us Americans believed our President and Vice-President.

    I'm very, very saddened by the ethics of the leaders of our country.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  260. Nasai Khalil

    As a sane and reasonable person, I feel insulted every time the former Vice President opens his mouth... I think someone needs to water-baord him... it might keep his mouth shut.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  261. JoeK

    He's a traitor who's trampled on our Constitution and took advantage of the country after 9/11. I'm shocked he hasn't been tried yet.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  262. Joanne from PA

    In a word...angry!!. Saner minds urged caution, not to jump to conclusions, let the intelligence community do it's job. It says to me the country was duped, and there was indeed an agenda in the administration's mind before 9/11 ever took place, to go war with Saddam Hussein. They merely used the situation to do it. Now our brave troops are over there indefinitely and for what? While the real culprit remains at large. Dick Cheney should spend his time apolgizing, not rewriting history.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  263. Peer Bennett

    Jack,

    Surely there's no surprise on this one. These clowns immerse us into one of the most coslty and immoral wars since Viet Nam and then casually tell us they may have made a mistake.

    If this was 17th century France there would be calls for the guillotine, but no such luck with Cheney, Bush, Rice, and Rumsfeld.

    I hope they all sleep well.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  264. Bob, Union Beach, NJ

    All this is is the continued arrogance of the Bush administration in acknowledging the deception and lawlwssness that defined them.This is no surprise to most intelligebt Americans, nor will the future revelations that are certainly forthcoming.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  265. tim - Arlington, TX

    Betrayed.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  266. Jonathan

    I feel perfectly fine. Clips on Youtube from the 2002-2003 period featuring President Bush specifically denying an Iraqi 9/11 link can easily be found. The argument for the invasion was always based on a potential future threat (remember the debate over pre-emptive war?).

    The 9/11-link was never aggressively argued by the administration as a justification, and only presented as a possibility based on (since disproven) intelligence gained in that period. The Bush administration committed many grave failures of leadership and governance, but justifying the Iraq War by saying that Saddam Hussein played a role was never one of them.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  267. Kai

    A man who declared that Saddam was in the middle of the 9/11 treachery and that we would find WMD's in his country - a man who sent thousands of our children to their deaths in Iraq for nothing - How can we not be demanding Cheney and Bush be charged with war crimes? Our childrens' blood is on our hands if we don't demand these most powerfull people be truly responsible for their lies to the American public.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  268. Joy from Texas

    JEEZE, I could puke! This gas bag keeps talking. For him to say that President Obama is making us less safe by talking to the leaders of Muslim countries, with the intentions of righting some wrongs and mistakes, is revolting! !!!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  269. Alan

    I'm sitting here chuckling as it took you guy's (Americans) 6 years to finally figure out what the rest of the world knew from day one. Now it's time for a truth commission and punish whoever and yes that includes your former president if it is found they violated international law.
    Alan
    Milton Ontario

    June 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  270. Ian Flomer

    I think most rational folks figured that one out 6 years ago. As far as his acknowledgment and comment on that fact, no shock here; seems he's trying to reconcile some of the dishonesty perpetuated by that administration, possibly as a series of escalating attempts to re-spark his image in preparation for a 2012 presidential bid?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  271. suresh

    Jack:

    I feel frustated because at the time of war I did not believe that Saddam had WMDs. The simple reason that US and UK were monitoring Saddam 24 hours a day by flyovers after the Desert Storm. We would have noticed WMDs if he had tons of them. Also it was a common knowldge that Kurds were in contact with Al-Queda for getting their help in creating problems for Saddam. In other words, Al-Queda was against Saddam. That is why when we invaded Iraq, Bi Laden asked Iraquis to support us not Saddam. If an ordinary citizen like myself knows this how can the mighty CIA go so wrong?

    I think the truth is that Chenney and all these Neo-Cons did not want to hear anything that is contrarary to what they want to do which was go to Iraq and get hold of world's 2nd largest oil reserve.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  272. Sammy

    Better late than never........ I guess.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  273. Jan S

    So Cheney NOW says there is no relation between 9/11 and Saddam? That isn't news.
    That is JUST a final admission to what I always knew and anyone with half of a brain SHOULD have known.
    Bush was saber rattling for War ON Iraq since he went on the campaign trail.
    Cheney and The project for a New American Century had written about their plans since the late 90's and tried to get Clinton to go after Saddam.
    This is just another charge to add to the indictment of Cheney...Oh, yeah, Obama won't indict. he wants to cover up the crimes.
    Cheney shouldn't be on the street and shouldn't get a forum but the MSM will keep giving him one unless he ends up in Super Max where he deserves to be.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  274. Mosi Bundu

    What Channy isdoing is what most of white america does, say one thing and say something else later. An associate of mine wrote a poem that said "white folks stole evertthing, then they made it illegal to steal". I am an MSW level social worker and it also happens with psychology, in the DSM manuel homosexuality used to be an illnes and have a diganosis then poof, it is gone, was removed just like that. Its the same kind of double speak and talk that is trying to keep sotomayor off the supreme court. For years white justices justified slavery and seperate but equal and took for ever to shift there views, views that was based on thier whiteness and the prevailing white atttitudes in the south. But now whites, mostly republicans want sotomayor and everyone else to disregard their etnicity and be objectively removed from thier backgrounds, when in facct they have never mastered this trick, in a few words, chaney is a hippocrite like many are in the dominent culture.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  275. Michael

    While I get angry reading this, my feeling doesn't change. I knew 6 years ago that Cheney was lying and their was no way that Bin Laden/Mohammed Atta had a "relationship" Saddam. Our friends across the pond and the UN said their was no real link. Cheney really needs to fade away and stop trying to thrust himself into the limelight

    June 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  276. Thomas Bate

    I am sick , how do you feel?? This man has profitted and plotted and planned this war from the begining.He is the cause of the death , not only of tens of thousands of young American men and women, but thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians as well. Our forefathers would have strung him up from the nearest oak tree.. What are we waiting for?! With every breath he mocks our country. Enough is enough.

    Thom Bates/ Ft Lauderdale

    June 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  277. ken simmons

    jack, I like many other Americans just don't care, there are plenty of other stupid Americans that are willing to dye for nothing and as long as they don't care why should I or any one else care, America is not about caring it's about getting screwed! and right now our new leader is doing just that to us! America yeah right! what doe's it really stand for, not us? kenny

    June 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  278. Joy

    one word jack angry. Now i have more hatred for Bush. May Bush and Dick rip what they sow. the evil that men do leave after them. That is all I have to say.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  279. Paul Hogue

    Mad as hell. It's not new, but the revisionism that he and others who were in that administration now practice daily is nauseating. Time and again, the reason given for the invasion was that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. As we got closer, and real doubts began to surface publicly, the statements were that the use was imminent. Even when the administration wasn't saying that directly, conservative commentators hammered that idea daily, and the Bush administration kept mum. It's now obvious that happened because they wanted to avoid the recriminations from thier spurious intel and outright lies that got us into the war they wanted.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  280. Gary L Sooter

    How des this make feel? That this war with Iraq was really only for the oil, and as such we were lied to an purposely miss led.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  281. Jose N.

    I feel RNC Chairman Steele should be forced to waterboard Cheney and fathead Limbaugh. And then profusely apologize to them. What a tragically comical bunch.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  282. Renee Schnetzer

    Duh. Having lived in Iowa, I had the (dis)pleasure of being around people that think like Cheney. How does it make me feel? Euphoric to know that the fools that supported him are now scrambling like cowards to hide behind the very people they ran off under his reign. Let them read 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf'. I think they missed that one.
    Renee

    June 2, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  283. stanley m. cosey

    What kind of apology does he and Bush have for all the dead and mangeled men and women that they played like a chess piece. $10 Billion a year for all these years.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  284. Frank

    4,000 military casualtie in 6 years is better than 3,000 civilian casualties in one day. Do the math. Don't be deceived like there is nothing out there dangerous to us after 911 and only the reputation of America matters. Without hawkish Bush and Cheney, we would have been in bigger mess today. Ask Bill Clinton. He was way nicer than Bush. Then that's how we got 911. You want another one? Trash talk to anyone who are really working on it.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  285. Larry

    I think the better question would be to ask the loved ones of the 4310 Americans how they feel toward Cheney. Usually in matters of such gravity, forthcoming honesty and contrition are somewhat mitigating factors when judging another's actions. However, in this case there is no contrition. Only arrogance and matter-of-factness. What else have we grown to expect from Cheney.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  286. Albert in Albuquerque

    The evidence was always shaky. I dont understand why Powell's speech to the UN is always lauded as "great". The evidence shown was shoddy and put together, like the UAV that powell showed in a picture, that would deliver chemical weapons to the US. Or the picture of the aluminum tubes that could have been pictures of tubes for our own centrifuges. Its sad that so many people, including the media elites, pushed the same view on americans and believed it. But it also makes me question the intelligence of my fellow citizens.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  287. A Solder's Mother

    My son, along with so many other sons, daughters, husbands, and wives, was one of the first to be deployed into action in Iraq. He went willingly and with pride to serve his county. I was lucky, he returned. So many others have not. Hearing that we may have gone under false pretenses is at the very least disturbing and an insult to the American people. We have never hesitated to defend our country and fight for what we believe in. What most of us have asked for and expected was to be told the truth. Hearing this now makes me feel as though we were treated as pawns to do someone else's bidding. To complete a task a former president could not. If it was sincerely believed Hussein was part of the terrorist organization against the free world and not just a tyrant in his own country, that is one thing. But if this was a convenient way to clean up what someone else left behind then that is inexcusable. Would the powers in charge be so willing to declare war based on incomplete or inaccurate facts if they were the ones expected to go fight it?

    Politicians need to learn how to tell the truth. That is what we tell our children to do. It’s pretty basic. Why has it become common practice for politicians to lie? To sugar coat the truth? All in an effort to save face. Haven’t they learned they will get less heat (and yes they’ll still be criticized) if they level with us from the start then wait until we find out they lied and then try to twist words to make it sound as though that is what they meant. Wasn’t anyone paying attention with Bill Clinton? It’s not so much that he had his indiscretion but that he got on national T.V. and swore to the American public that he didn’t have sexual relations. Come on people, get over yourselves. You’re human. You’re going to make mistakes. Just learn to be honest from the beginning. What a change that would be!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  288. Cheryl

    We all new they use 9/11 for a reason to go to war,they couldn't sell it any other way.It is just finally nice to say I told you so ,to all the other idiots in the world that bought it in the 1st place.Now can we stuff a sock in his mouth to shut him up.I am soooooo tied bush/cheney I thought we got rid of them.??????

    June 2, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  289. Dan

    Cheney is out of office so get over it.

    Jack, when are you going to report the rest of the story? Administrations come and go but our lousy Congress continues to let us down. All the key Dem's voted with Bush. Where is the oversite?

    Our Congress is responsible for most of the problems we face. They have no backbone and really look like they are not competent.

    Wake up people, the Congress is not doing their job, they are just political hacks.

    What about it Jack??????

    June 2, 2009 at 6:22 pm |
  290. Chris Onyekwere

    Jack, it is depressing to hear the name "Dick Cheney". He should be ranked with Bush, amongst the worst of leaders of the free world. All he cares about is oil, Haliburton and the billions he has made with them. Thousands of Americans have died, and millions today are suffering on his watch and lies to the American people. He should be ashamed of himself. Where was he 8 years ago? He should go back to "hiding".

    June 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  291. Gabriel

    I'm pretty sure Bush said that 9/11 and Iraq had no link a few years ago during a press conference. I don't know why the media didn't go nuts over that... or why the American public didn't pick up on it.

    Either way.. is it really any surprise?

    June 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  292. Chris, Sacramento

    It's wag the dog in classic form Jack. Of course I'm not suprised he didn't mention the supposed WMD's.

    And I'm guessing that our presence in Afghanistan has more to do with Cheney's pet project oil pipeline running through that country than it ever had to do with finding Osama Bin Laden.

    Wag the dog, Jack. Wag the dog.

    Remind me again who, if anyone, benefitted? Other than Oil, Defense, and construction companies? 'Cause I'm damn sure neither the American, Afghan or Iraqi people benefitted at all...

    June 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  293. debbie

    Sad and betrayed especially for our military families.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  294. Mark

    The Bush administration never claimed Saddam had anything directly to do with the 911 attacks so I'm not sure why you are carrying on about it. One of the main reasons we went to Iraq was because of the threat he posed to us and his neighbors. You have to remember that the congress overwhelmingly voted to go and both Clinton's supported going as well.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  295. Denise

    Jack, I do not know why the news medial outlets give the cold hearted 1/2 dead lying dog any air time. I turn the station whenever he appears. Now, he has thrown Clark under the bus! I suppose the hard right buys into his re invention of history, but I do not.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  296. Jack

    I feel lied to, and feel Bush and Cheney are the worst President and Vice-President we have ever had.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  297. Pat Staten Island

    Clinton pardoned terrorists and refused the chance to put Bin Laden out of business. Obama can't seem to stop groveling at the feet of despots, and thinks Iran should have nukes. The Bush administration went with the info they got from Tenet. Cheney has more integrity in his little finger than you have in your whole liberal body.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  298. Bob

    Dick Cheney has never served the interests of this country a day in his miserable life. Dick Cheney has only served Dick Cheney and the Haliburton corporate monster. You, Mr. Cheney, are a loathsome obscenity.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  299. Adam

    Besides making me feel sick to think about everything thats happend, it makes me feel like Americans need to wake up and stop watching so much reality tv and start holding their government accountable.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  300. arthur bradley

    he needs to be arrested and charged with murder!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  301. Hobie Burgess

    Doesn't suprise me that he would say this. He's out there everyday saying things in an attempt to salvage his place in history. Good luck with that, Dick... NOT!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  302. james_scranton@msn.com

    I knew this war in Iraq was bogus from the get go, for one thing they didn't have pictures showing there was WMD's, and that the real reason for going to war with Iraq was because Bush wanted to get rid of Saddam, because he threaten to assisnate his father when he was president. In other words this war was illegal. If we don't go after Cheney for the war crimes and I would to see Bush be in that to, but that won't happen I hope the other nations do something I just don't want to let them get off scott free at all!!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  303. jerry kennedy

    Jack,
    Of course Sadam had nothing to do with 9/11,It was the work of the Bush/Cheny adm. I belive all those people,American and others were all set up and killed to set up the action of our personal rights to be given up in favor of the war effort. All those deaths for the Bush.Cheny adm and their coharts,the banking intersts and the 3 world banks....

    June 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  304. Ed from Montana

    Jack,

    I cannot honestly tell you what I think about Cheney saying there was no link because if I told you the truth, that would most certainly get me arrested.

    Ed

    June 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  305. Nancy from Arizona

    It makes me feel angry and upset. If there is NO LINK than why did we invade Iraq and capture/kill Saddam Husein? If his statement is true than we are in an unjustified/unnecessary war. What's next? Cheney needs to "bow out" and "shut up". He had his chance for eight years. Why are we listening to him now? Cheney can't change anything now. He needs to go "quietly into retirement" and leave things to the new Administration of Obama.

    June 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  306. Howard

    Cheny, Bush, Rumsfield should spend the rest of their lives in prison!!

    June 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm |