Consistent with section 3(b) of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002
(Public Law 107-243), and based on information available to me, including that in the enclosed document, I
(1) reliance by the United States on further diplomatic and other peaceful means alone
will neither (A) adequately protect the national security of the United States against the continuing threat
posed by Iraq nor (B) likely lead to enforcement of all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions
regarding Iraq; and
(2) acting pursuant to the Constitution and Public Law 107-243 is consistent with
the United States and other countries continuing to take the necessary actions against international
terrorists and terrorist organizations, including those nations, organizations, or persons who planned,
authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.
GEORGE W. BUSH
It seems Bush started the Iraq war with a claim that Iraq was connected to 9-11.