Cheney Had No New 9/11 Data, Panel Says

From Los Angeles Times Wire Reports

July 7, 2004

The Sept. 11 commission, which reported no evidence of collaborative links between Iraq and Al Qaeda, said that Vice President Dick Cheney had no more information than commission investigators to support his assertions to the contrary.

The 10-member bipartisan panel investigating the 2001 attacks on New York and the Pentagon said it reached its conclusion after reviewing available transcripts of Cheney's public remarks on the subject.

Cheney has said that there were long-standing connections between former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden's terrorist network.