If you're not watching BUSH'S WAR on PBS's Frontline, well, you should be. It's a two-part documentary about the run up to the war in Iraq and the way the administration has executed it for these past five years.
Part One aired last night. It begins with the attacks of September 11th and ends with the first shots falling on Baghdad. The takeaway from the first 2 1/2 hours is how Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld managed to confound and defeat every effort from others in the administration and from other government agencies to prevent war with Iraq - or at least give it more consideration. Almost from the moment the towers fell, Cheney and his cronies began pushing for war with Iraq and they were damned determined to get it.
I also found it interesting that George Bush seemed to have doubts - or at least he raised some questions - about whether there was enough justification, enough solid evidence, for war with Iraq. Of course, every time someone said no, there were Cheney and Rumsfeld, Cheney in particular, to say yes.
Part Two of BUSH'S WAR airs tonight from 9 to 11PM on PBS.