When they realized, from previous experience, that fabricating a groundleess, baseless war can provide you with all the power to usurp they could possibly want.
It’s a great way to create that license steal American’s wealth they have always wanted, so why not!?
Because they can.
Of course, whilst busily building their dynasty to the blueprint created in 1972, perhaps they have ignored that the outcome might be the same. George McGovern thinks so.
Dennis Kucinich too.