Nope. He never, ever said there was a link between Saddam Hussein & Al-Qaeda. Nope. Never. Daily Kos' DanK Is Back details just how many times Cheney didn't make that link:
A couple of months ago, I put up a timeline here outlining what we knew, so far, about Bush/Cheney and torture.
Since then, even more information has surfaced, and Cheney has twisted history even more into a pretzel (and this time, it's not Bush who's choking on it). So I thought it time for another timeline, this one showing some of Cheney's various claims at various times.
Herewith submitted for your approval:
14 Nov 2001 Cheney says 9/11 highjacker Mohammed Atta was "in Prague in April of this year, as well as earlier...." to meet Iraqi agents. [Link is to CommonDreams; the links to the actual quote no longer work.]
9 Dec 2001 Cheney says "it's been pretty well confirmed" that Atta was in Prague to
meet with a senior official of the Iraqi intelligence service in Czechoslovakia last April, several months before the attack. Now, what the purpose of that was, what transpired between them, we simply don't know at this point. But that's clearly an avenue that we want to pursue.
Late Dec 2001 Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi is captured in Pakistan. After being tortured in Egypt, he claims there are links between Al-Qaeda and Iraq.Read the full summary...