Notes made at a command center briefing five hours after the WTC attacks make clear that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was determined to use the 9-11 tragedy as a pretext for overthrowing Sadam Hussein.
With the intelligence all pointing toward bin Laden, Rumsfeld ordered the military to begin working on strike plans. And at 2:40 p.m., the notes quote Rumsfeld as saying he wanted "best info fast. Judge whether good enough hit S.H." – meaning Saddam Hussein – "at same time. Not only UBL" – the initials used to identify Osama bin Laden. "Go massive," the notes quote him as saying. "Sweep it all up. Things related and not."
The fact that Iraq had nothing to do with the attacks was completely irrelevant - facts NEVER are. It's clear that only slick marketing is important to the Bush administration, and everything now is being invested in designing a marketing strategy "justifying" war, the facts be damned.
Spread this information around. Although the story was published at CBSNews.com, it hasn't received much attention despite its important insights into the personal agenda really driving plans for an invasion of Iraq. It's a certainty that Rumsfeld and Co. ain't gonna like CBS airing the details of Rumsfeld's sociopathic obsession with Saddam, so it might be a good idea to copy the CBS story page before it "disappears".