(As do we – promoted by Colorado Pols)
In 2004, Darth Cheney revealed to the dearly departed Rocky Mountain News that Guantánamo detainees revealed that there was a Saddam-Al Qaida link on 9/11. That knowledge went into the bit bucket until the always impressive Jonathan Landay of McClatchy Newspapers dug it up again.
Cheney’s 2004 comments to the now-defunct Rocky Mountain News were largely overlooked at the time. However, they appear to substantiate recent reports that interrogators at Guantanamo and other prison camps were ordered to find evidence of alleged cooperation between al Qaida and the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein – despite CIA reports that there were only sporadic, insignificant contacts between the militant Islamic group and the secular Iraqi dictatorship.
The head of the Criminal Investigation Task Force at Guantanamo from 2002-2005 confirmed to McClatchy that in late 2002 and early 2003, intelligence officials were tasked to find, among other things, Iraq-al Qaida ties, which were a central pillar of the Bush administration’s case for its March 2003 invasion of Iraq.
@denverpostindc, that’s who.