Did 9/11 Really “Change Everything”? Or Was It Simply an Excuse to Implement Exisiting War Plans
by Washington’s Blog
September 26, 2010
We’ve been told that 9/11 changed everything.
Is it true?
The Afghanistan war was planned before 9/11 (see this and this)
The decision to launch the Iraq war was made before 9/11. Indeed, former CIA director George Tenet said that the White House wanted to invade Iraq long before 9/11, and inserted “crap” in its justifications for invading Iraq. Former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill – who sat on the National Security Council – also says that Bush planned the Iraq war before9/11. And top British officials say that the U.S. discussed Iraq regime change one month after Bush took office
Cheney apparently even made Iraqi’s oil fields a national security priority before 9/11
The Patriot Act was planned before 9/11