He acknowledged that the US intelligence on Iraq had been poor but he appeared to put the blame on the Central Intelligence Agency, saying George Tenet, the former director of the spy agency, had told President George W. Bush that the case that Mr Hussein had weapons of mass destruction was a "slam dunk".
But he said the lack of weapons of mass destruction would not have changed the decision to invade Iraq.
"If we had to do [it] over again, we would do exactly the same thing," Mr Cheney said.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
CHENEY REMAINS TRUE TO FIRST NAME
To use the always popular phrase, mistakes were made in Iraq. No one disputes this obvious fact. Except for Vice President Dick Cheney, who on Sunday insisted that Iraq had a pre-way link to al-Qaeda -- and that hindsight means nothing to him. The Financial Times reports:
No matter the cost.