Cheney Had No New Data on Saddam, Al Qaeda -- Panel
The Sept. 11 commission, which reported no evidence of collaborative links between Iraq and al Qaeda, said on Tuesday that Vice President Dick Cheney had no more information than commission investigators to support his later assertions to the contrary.
The 10-member bipartisan panel investigating the 2001 attacks on New York and Washington said it reached its conclusion after reviewing available transcripts of Cheney's public remarks on the subject....
"The 9-11 Commission believes it has access to the same information the vice president has seen regarding contacts between al Qaeda and Iraq prior to the 9-11 attacks," the commission said in a statement.
The vice president's office had no immediate comment...
You remember: "Asked if he knows information that the 9/11 commission does not know, Cheney replied, 'Probably.'" That was a pure bluff. The 9/11 Commission's response to Cheney is essentially what Cheney said to Pat Leahy, but in much nicer language.