"So somebody making a big deal about it and using the plan as proof Bush wanted to invade Iraq well before 9/11 is just living in the dark or has an agenda."
In this particular case, the plan was backed up by intent from the beginning of the Bush administration, peopled as it was by Neocons in influential positions at DOD and NSC who had been advocating strenuously in favor of regime change in Iraq for years. Had there been no plan, the invasion might have been delayed long enough for serious opposition to arise and buy time for cooler heads to prevail. This is not to argue against planning for contingencies involving legitimate strategic threats to the homeland, as opposed to pseudo threats to economic or political "interests" that would be better solved peacefully or thru genuine joint action by international bodies. As it stands, when there are plans for non strategic threats already on the shelf, it becomes all too easy to very quickly execute them without due deliberation in response to political pressure. At least that is how I have come to see the situation over that past 3 decades, when the US stands out as the only nation to serially invade a distressing number of nations that posed no strategic threat. All too easy to do when the plans have already been made. The only other nation I can think of offhand that has invaded another in that time period is Russia, when it intervened in Georgia in support of Ossetia, and that was in response to a perceived threat on its border that we had a hand in creating. Judging from the sloppiness of their intervention, it is fairly obvious that they had no plan to pull off the shelf.
What I am trying to say is that when there is a large number of plans on the shelf for invading countries large and small, I begin to wonder whether intent is already part of the plans. This, in turn, leads me to wonder whether there is a, to me, troubling strategic intent here to dominate the world.
In any case, I am certainly glad to hear you are not an advocate of invasion as a routine part of our foreign policy.