The Bush administration seems to have lost interest in having mere functionaries talk about how important it is that we “liberate” Iraq — Dick Cheney gave a speech seeking to justify going to war on Monday. The question I now wonder about is whether the Bush administration planned on going to war before he was even elected President, or was it just something they came up with opportunistically after 9/11? If they planned on it all along, I wonder why that wasn’t part of the Bush campaign platform. “Elect me, I’ll start a war!”