Huffpost Politics
Rachel Weiner Headshot

Cheney: "There Was Never Any Evidence ... Iraq Was Involved In 9/11" (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated:

In an interview with Fox News' Greta van Susteren, former Vice President Dick Cheney admitted that there is no evidence that Iraq was involved in the September 11th attacks.

"On the question of whether or not Iraq was involved in 9-11, there was never any evidence to prove that," he told the "On The Record" host in a joint interview with his daughter Liz. "There was "some reporting early on ... but that was never borne out," Cheney said. "George ... did say and did testify that there was an ongoing relationship between al-Qaeda and Iraq, but no proof that Iraq was involved in 9-11."


Asked in 2004 if Iraq was involved in the attacks, Cheney was less clear, telling CNBC, "We don't know." He criticized the "irresponsible" media for reporting that there were no links between al-Qaeda and Iraq. "There clearly was a relationship. It's been testified to. The evidence is overwhelming," Cheney said. In other interviews around that time, Cheney was similarly vague, suggesting that the link could exist. President Bush repeatedly encouraged a false connection between Iraq and the attacks, although he later claimed to have only said there was a "relationship" between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda.

Liz Cheney complimented Obama's family, and said that she hoped he would "talk about democracy and I hope he'll also talk about women's rights" on his trip to Egypt. Asked if President Obama was "soft," Dick Cheney responded, "I can't say that. I think he's still learning."

Watch:


Get HuffPost Politics On Facebook and Twitter!