Bush Iraq war plans made after 9/11

by on April 17th, 2004


April 17 (Bloomberg) — President George W. Bush ordered an Iraq war plan in November 2001, two months after the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, and while the U.S. military was still trying to oust the Taliban leadership in Afghanistan, according to excerpts of a new book.

“Let’s get started on this,” Bush recalled telling Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Nov. 21, 2001, according to “Plan of Attack,” by Washington Post assistant managing editor Bob Woodward. “And get Tommy Franks looking at what it would take to protect America by removing Saddam Hussein if we have to.” Army General Franks, now retired, led the U.S. Central Command from June 2000 to August 2003.

Etalkinghead Staff