That's right, ya dang hippies, that Bush guy that you all make fun of was planning to respond to Saddam's terrorism on 9/11 as early as February 1st! Take that, Obama! He tried to kill my daddy, he wanted to kill everyone's daddy! All American daddies were at risk! January, dangit! This Bush guy looks like he was pretty smart after all, eh?
Like they say in Texas, you can fool a dead rattlesnake twice before lunchtime but not after lunchtime! (There's a heap of wisdom in those wise old proverbs.) Anyhoo, suck it liberals. Suck Cheney's...I don't think he has one actually.
The point is: Go to hell!
That Guy Who Is Not G.W. Bush
When the new administration’s principals (agency heads) met for the first time at the end of January it was to discuss the Middle East, including Bush’s planned disengagement from efforts to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the issue of “How Iraq is destabilizing the region.” Bush directed the Pentagon to look into military options for Iraq and the CIA to improve intelligence on the country. (Note 7) At a February 1 principals meeting Paul Wolfowitz lobbied for arming the Iraqi opposition. (Note 8) When the deputies (agency seconds-in-command) committee met in April for its first discussion of terrorism since the president took office and counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke attempted to focus on Osama bin Laden and the Taliban – five months before 9/11 -- Wolfowitz tried to change the subject to Iraq. (Note 9)
National Security Archive - Iraq War part I