Bush started Iraq War Planning in February 2002
The Guardian reports that Rowan Scarborough reveals in his new book, ‘ On February 16, 2002, Bush signed a secret national security council directive establishing the goals and objectives for going to war with Iraq, according to classified documents I obtained,” Scarborough wrote ‘
This was already pretty obvious, just from the troop movements in spring of 2002. People used to ask me if I thought there really was going to be a war against Iraq. Duh. You don’t build up all those troops in the Gulf for nothing.