Here’s something else that’s noteworthy from Cheney’s speech. He again falsely implied that Saddam was working with al Qaeda:
We had the anthrax attack from an unknown source. We had the training camps of Afghanistan, and dictators like Saddam Hussein with known ties to Mideast terrorists.
It’s unclear which “Mideast terrorists” those were. After all, Saddam had for over 30 years been the leader of a major Mideast country. It would be surprising if you couldn’t find that he had “ties” to terrorists of some kind. But Cheney’s purpose in bringing it up is clearly to suggest that Saddam had meaningful connections to the terrorists who hit us on 9/11. That’s long been known to be a lie.