More Evidence that Iraq War Plan Started on 9/11


TWN has just been sent some very interesting material posted at
A blogger’s FOIA request has yielded Steven Cambone’s handwritten notes of Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld’s instructions to General Myers at 2:40 pm on September 11, 2001.
Some of the lines are fascinating:

“Go massive. . .Sweep it all up. Things related and not.”
Judge whether hit S.H. (Saddam Hussein) @ same time — Not only UBL (Osama bin Laden)
Hard to get a good case
Need to move swiftly

This material first surfaced on CBS News’ September 4, 2002 report, “Plans for Iraq Attack Began on 9/11” — as Thad Anderson of Outraged Moderates reports — but is not referenced in the 9/11 Commission Report or other accounts of 9/11 post-attack planning.
Here is one of the key pages from Steven Cambone’s notes that was not revealed in its entirety on the CBS report — and the full package of notes can be seen here.
Blogging today up in Deep Creek, Maryland — in the middle of a small snow storm — and hanging at Trader’s Coffee House on Highway 219 in case there are any TWN loyal readers up here.
More later.
— Steve Clemons