OK, so this is a rehash of an old post but George Bush keeps reproducing the original motivation. Today he said --
War is never popular.
In a 2002 election rally, the election in which the WMD threat was the main Republican strategy --
And my message to Saddam Hussein is that, for the sake of peace, for the sake of freedom, you must disarm like you said you would do. But my message to you all and to the country is this: for the sake of our future freedoms, and for the sake of world peace, if the United Nations can't act, and if Saddam Hussein won't act, the United States will lead a coalition of nations to disarm Saddam Hussein. (Applause.)
AUDIENCE: USA! USA! USA!
Just what did that crowd in South Dakota think they were cheering?