Washington Post, "Bush Began to Plan War Three Months After 9/11", By William Hamilton, Washington Post Staff Writer dated Saturday, April 17, 2004:
Understand that having plans in place (which I am sure we've had since well before 1990) does not indicate intent.[/QUOTE]Beginning in late December 2001, President Bush met repeatedly with Army Gen. Tommy R. Franks and his war cabinet to plan the U.S. attack on Iraq even as he and administration spokesmen insisted they were pursuing a diplomatic solution...
If you intend to retire someday, you plan for it by setting aside money by virtue of savings and investing for that eventuality, correct?
Same thing could be said of going to war. If you intend on fighting you make plans beforehand. Our former president did make such plans long before actually going to war with Iraq and certainly long before going public with his "intentions".