A Question about Cheney/Armey for NewsBusters
"A North Dakota native who served as US House Majority Leader says he was correctly quoted in a new book about Vice President Dick Cheney.
In the book "Angler," Dick Armey was quoted as saying Cheney misled him about Iraq's threat to the United States."
"Cheney said, according to Armey, that Iraq's "ability to miniaturize weapons of mass destruction, particularly nuclear," had been "substantially refined since the first Gulf War," and would soon result in "packages that could be moved even by ground personnel." Cheney linked that threat to Saddam's alleged personal ties to al Qaeda, Armey said, explaining that "we now know they have the ability to develop these weapons in a very portable fashion, and they have a delivery system in their relationship with organizations such as al Qaeda."
"Did Dick Cheney ... purposely tell me things he knew to be untrue?" Armey said. "I seriously feel that may be the case...Had I known or believed then what I believe now, I would have publicly opposed [the war] resolution right to the bitter end, and I believe I might have stopped it from happening."
I am wondering what NewsBusters readers think about this story, which broke on September 16, and was buried by the financial crisis on Wall Street.