Instapundit makes a great point: “Don’t these guys realize that we have Google?”

His post responds to a columnist who espouses a popular view: “I don’t recall any prewar speeches about delivering democracy to the Middle East.”

The post then lists three separate speeches before the Iraq War in which the strategy of bringing democracy to the Middle East was clearly defined. The WMD angle may have gotten more press, but it’s not as though the democracy angle was just invented in hindsight.