Monday, June 20, 2005

The Damning Downing Street Memo - by Gordon Prather

The Damning Downing Street Memo - by Gordon Prather'

"The Damning Downing Street Memo

by Gordon Prather
No thanks to the domestic and international neo-crazy media sycophants, you probably now know about the 'Downing Street memo.'
The memo is actually the minutes � stamped 'Secret and Strictly Personal � UK Eyes Only' � of a meeting between British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his senior national security team.
The meeting was held at Downing Street on July 23, 2002, and the leaked minutes were first published by the Sunday Times of London on May 1, 2005.
No one in Bush's or Blair's government has questioned the accuracy or validity of what the Sunday Times published.
No one!
Perhaps the most damning revelation is that Richard Dearlove � then director of the Brit equivalent of the CIA � told Blair that 'Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.'
Remember that these are minutes of a meeting, not an actual transcript. And much of the meeting concerned Bush's plans and decisions. So Bush and Blair have discounted the Downing Street memo, claiming that most of those plans and decisions were never implemented.
Consequently, the neo-crazy media sycophants are claiming the reason they didn't tell you about the Downing Street memo is that 'there is nothing in it that we didn't know about at the time.'
Well, maybe they already knew in July of 2002 that Bush-Cheney-Bolton-Wolfowitz-Feith had been 'fixing' the intelligence for almost a year to fit the upcoming war of aggression. But did you?
For example, did you know that Bush-Cheney-Bolton had conspired in early 2002 to get Jose Bustani, director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Wea"

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