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Apparently John Boehner believed Dick Cheney and George Bush when they insinuated that Saddam Hussein was involved in the attacks of September 11, 2001.

That can be the only explanation for this statement (paraphrased) he just made on the House floor:

"Every Member of this House voted for war in Iraq, except one."

You see, on the AUMF for Iraq passed on October 10, 2002, 126 Democrats voted "no."

The vote Boehner must have been thinking about was the vote to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Those Responsible for the Recent Attacks Launched Against the United States. That vote did indeed have just one dissenter, Barbara Lee.

Is the conflation of the two votes just a mistake by Boehner, or just part of the ongoing effort by Republicans to tie Iraq to 9/11?

Update: The supplemental passes 221-205.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu May 10, 2007 at 04:04 PM PDT.

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