Call it a "known unknown."
That's what a former Pentagon chief famously called such knowns.
Or is it an "unknown unknown?" (Click here for guidance.)
"I do not believe and have never seen any evidence to confirm that [Mr. Hussein] was involved in 9/11," Mr. Cheney told an audience gathered for lunch at the National Press Club in Washington. "We had that reporting for a while, [but] eventually it turned out not to be true."
Do Cheney's latest comments destroy a key bulwark in the Bush administration's rationale for invading Iraq? Au contraire, suggests the former Veep.
“There was a relationship between Al Qaeda and Iraq that stretched back 10 years. That’s not something I made up,” Cheney said.
His point was that the intelligence did show a connection between Hussein and Al Qaeda, even if Hussein's government had no link whatsoever to 9/11.