:: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 ::
Vice President Cheney is a liar.
During the VP debate on Tuesday, he said, "I have not suggested there's a connection between Iraq and 9/11." Yet in an appearance on Meet the Press last year, he stated, "If we're successful in Iraq, if we can stand up a good representative government in Iraq, that secures the region so that it never again becomes a threat to its neighbors or to the United States, so it's not pursuing weapons of mass destruction, so that it's not a safe haven for terrorists, now we will have struck a major blow right at the heart of the base, if you will, the geographic base of the terrorists who have had us under assault now for many years, but most especially on 9/11."
At the debate, Cheney also said that he had never met Senator Edwards until Tuesday's debate. That is a lie as well. They had met at least three times before, including one time when Cheney actually thanked Edwards for being at the event.
These are among the most egregious of various distortions that were made by the vice president at the debate.
:: SL 7:22 PM [+] ::