Personally, my gut feeling was that Bush had every intention on attacking Iraq before they ever swore him in. I can't prove it though. 9/11 was just an untimely deterrent to him, IMO. But it didn't take him long to get back on track. All he had to do is throw a carefully orchestrated bone to the propaganda mill and have them make American's believe Iraq and 9/11 were two of the same. Some fell for it. Some didn't. Hindsite being 20/20 I can't help but want to go "neener-neener" sometimes, but it's pointless.
But as my friend Conservative says, we are in the here and now. No use in digging up old bones.
But Murtha, love him or hate him, we can all agree, another war-dog bites the dust. I hope many more join him.