Ah, one for old times’ sake:

We had the training camps of Afghanistan, and dictators like Saddam Hussein with known ties to Mideast terrorists.

Sigh. Dick Cheney wants you to hear "known ties to al-Qaeda," knowing that for eight years, you’ve heard Bush administration officials conflate al-Qaeda with the generic term "terrorists." In truth, Saddam Hussein had "known ties" to Palestinian terrorist groups that never did and do not still pose a threat to the United States of America. Not to al-Qaeda, as every single official investigation into this dubious and refuted claim has determined. But we’ll be hearing this conspiracy theory from Cheney forever, apparently.

Crossposted to The Streak.

Spencer Ackerman

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