That had nothing to do with the Iraq War. Nada.So, you concede that Iraq was "drawing a line short of" attacking the US and that Iraq was not likely to initiate an attack on the US directly or via proxy?
In your view of things, which of the following was/were superfluous?
- Formulation of the Bush Doctrine
- Congressional approval to use force
- Seeking a UN resolution authorizing the use force
None of them were "superfluous".