September 16, 2002
Saddam is IrrelevantAccording to The U.K.'s Sunday Herald Bush's present cabinet planned before the election of 2000 to take over Iraq whether Saddam Hussein was in control or not as part of a Global Pax Americana plan.
According to the paper, a plan was drawn up for Cheney, Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Cheney's chief of staff Lewis Libby and Jeb Bush by the neo-conservative think tank Project for the New American Century (PNAC).
According to the report: "The United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein."
-- By David Cogswell