Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: And I Saw It All Down on Downing Street

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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

And I Saw It All Down on Downing Street

I eluded to the now infamous Downing street memo as an aside in this post. I know that at the time is when my new offerings of work assignments were beginning to pile up I thought that a memo like this would surely raise at least one or two eyebrows over in this country's free and fair press. Particularly when a memo contains statements such as:
John Scarlett summarised the intelligence and latest JIC assessment. Saddam's regime was tough and based on extreme fear. The only way to overthrow it was likely to be by massive military action. Saddam was worried and expected an attack, probably by air and land, but he was not convinced that it would be immediate or overwhelming. His regime expected their neighbours to line up with the US. Saddam knew that regular army morale was poor. Real support for Saddam among the public was probably narrowly based.

C reported on his recent talks in Washington. There was a perceptible shift in attitude. Military action was now seen as inevitable. 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. The [National Security Council] had no patience with the UN route, and no enthusiasm for publishing material on the Iraqi regime's record. There was little discussion in Washington of the aftermath after military action.

So why isn't our media all over this story like bloodhounds on freshly shot Canadian geese? Granted, we on the left have been screaming that evidence had been mounting in support of our tin foil hat theory of "Bush & co. faked intel to back bombing of Iraq." However, it always seemed that testimony from top military, civilian, CIA, FBI and State department officials just wasn't enough to get the matter looked into.

Now we finally have a document. Granted it isn't a US document, however it is a document held by our chief ally in the Iraq war. A document that contains incriminating evidence of our leader in cheif.

So check out After Downing Street. They have this nifty little tool that allows you to send an email regarding Rep. John Conyers' inquiry into this matter to all of your local media outlets.

In lieu of the recent popularity of this "Deap Throat" guy, perhaps this memo should have been called "Cum Chugger", or "Dirty Sanchez", or "Rusty Trombone", or just plain "HOLY SHIT, THE LIBERALS WERE RIGHT ALL ALONG!"

Pipe dreams.