By Walter Uhler
Urgency about regime change in Iraq, rather than urgency about intelligence indicating an imminent al-Qaeda attack explains the failure of Bush, Cheney and the neocons to adequately prepare for 9/11.
NYT: White House Didn’t Stop 9/11 Because It Thought “Bin Laden Was Merely Pretending To Be Planning An Attack” 
By Washington’s Blog
Right after 9/11, Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld accused Iraq of having a hand in the attacks. People may not remember now, but — at the time — the supposed Saddam-9/11 link was at least as important a justification for the Iraq war as the alleged weapons of mass destruction.