Anyone who's been paying attention for the past 5 years knows that there was never any connection between Iraq and 9-11. I've posted about this in the past.
This of course didn't stop the Republicans in office during the previous administration from alleging that there was, in fact, such a connection, including Dick Cheney himself. Nor did it stop them from alluding to a connection between Al Qaeda and Iraq to help push through funding for a new invasion of Iraq while the war on terror took a back burner.
One must wonder, then, why now, after making such loud claims of the effectiveness of torture in securing useful information and in light of the evidence coming forward that this torture was ordered to prove up an Al Qaeda/Iraq link, why Dick Cheney would choose now to confirm what we already know.
It's an interesting question.