Thursday, June 09, 2005


The Downing Street Memo

The "Downing Street Memo" is a document that, in different times, might very well bring down a government. The memo details that before the U.S. attack on Iraq, the U.S. government did not believe Iraq was a greater threat than other nations, that intelligence was "fixed" to sell the case for war to the American public, and that the Bush administration’s public assurances of "war as a last resort" were at odds with its privately stated intentions.

The U.S. media, of course, has virtually ignored the memo, which was published in The London Times on May 1. Lying to the American public isn't necessarily an impeachable offense, but lying under oath to, say, congressional committees is something that would be grounds for indictment (if a real opposition existed in this country).

Read the memo. Judge for yourself. But it seems to me if anyone had doubts about the veracity or the credibility of the Bush administration, those doubts should be long dispelled.

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