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Thursday, June 02, 2005

All this week's nostalgic talk of investigative journalism, political malfeasance and governmental leaks has reminded me of a little something called the Downing Street Memo. Never heard of it? Don't worry, you're not alone. The mainstream media continues to ignore it, despite the fact that it confirms what critics of Bush's Iraqi Wonderfuck have suspected all along, that this administration was hell-bent on going to war no matter what. Damn the facts, bring on the torpedoes. Here's the key passage from the Downing Street Memo, taken from a mid-2002 meeting between US and UK officials:
"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."
So why has this revelation been so ignored by so many? Is it because, as that "old Arab" Helen Thomas (Ann Coulter's words, not mine) thinks, we simply don't care anymore about things like credibility, accountability, integrity and truth? Is this really the case? What will it take to shake us out of our malaise when it comes to issues of such import? Doesn't it piss anyone else off that this administration seized so maliciously on the fear and uncertainty that gripped the nation in the wake of 9/11? As the rest of us saw horror, these bastards saw opportunity. They played us... doesn't that piss you off? And for those who don't think this is important, who think this is "old news" and that I should just get over it, remember that our last president was impeached for lying about a blow job. His lie led to a stained dress and a Barbara Walters special; the current president's lie led to this. So tell me, how is THIS less important than that?

If you DO think this is important and you want to do something about it, you can. And it's easy. Congressman John Conyers has asked that citizens who do care about accountability, integrity and truth sign a letter requesting that the administration answer the questions raised by the Downing Street Memo. It's quick, it's free and you can do it right here. Go.

Thank you soapbox, you've been very kind. I'll get off you now and go back to posting pictures of porn stars and beauty pageant winners.

Proof: The Downing St. Memo
Action: Sign the Letter
Stay On It: After Downing Street
K-R: What Did He Say? Realism Please
Sirota: Investigative Journalism is Dead
Palast: Deep Throat Cover Blown; And WaPO Still Sucks

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"I don't worry all that much, frankly... I've got peace of mind." - President Bush, yesterday

Thank you for your soapbox. I care and I signed the letter. You want to know something very strange. Fox news has taken a hard left turn on a few key issues. They had an article on the Downing Street Memo on their site, and I believe the article discussed the lack of media coverage. I really couldn't stare at their site long enough to read the whole story. Also, several of their puke-its played tribute to Colonel Hackworth, who vilified the Pentagon for the war in Iraq debacle. Anyway, what I am getting to is this: If Rupert Murdock is orchestrating a little left turn, he is doing so for the money. And if he sees there may be money to be made by reporting the undoing of the President, maybe something is in the air. Off soapbox and on to posting raunchy pictures of the Bush twins. Karena
Your rage blinds your very common sense...
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