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08/15/2007 04:16 pm ET Updated 4 days ago

Dick Cheney in 1994: Taking Over Iraq Would Be "An Occupation...a Quagmire...Pieces of Iraq Would Fly Off"

The website moveon.org has posted an old clip of Dick Cheney's 1994 analysis of taking over Iraq.....everything he says in this video was and is correct. And don't dare let anyone spout the hollow canard that "9/11 changed everything." The fact is that 9/11 in no way changed the wisdom of this 1994 analysis.

As everyone knows, what happened on 9/11 was an act of al Qaeda in Afghanistan, not an act of threadbare, WMD-less Saddam Hussein -- despite the constant attempt by this administration after 9/11 -- when they knew better -- to publicly conflate Saddam and the events of that day.

And everything Cheney suggested in 1994 has played out precisely as he outlined it back then. So that begs a studious question: Why, really, did we undertake an effort in 2002-03 to occupy Iraq when A) we knew Saddam wasn't responsible for 9/11, and B) more importantly, we knew perfectly well eight years earlier that doing so was an incredibly stupid idea???