May 23, 2005

Oh, For fuck's Sake,,2087-1593607,00.html">The Downing Street Memo.

Is it legit? I have no idea. I certainly haven't found it in any other form than the one presented in the link. Was it an e-mail? An actual paper memo? A pdf? I don't know, and no one seems that interested in finding out.

Leaked on May 1, it was quite likely timed to coincide with the UK elections. It's filled with damning stuff, touching, coincidentally, on practically every major talking point floated up about the Iraq war. . . almost. . . preciently.

It's big news in Europe, and it should be getting more play here. One reason I suspect the media is wary over here is because leaked memos have been a media bane over the past year. Another reason is probably because it was a leaked UK memo, with such presumptive wording as It seemed clear that Bush had made up his mind to take military action.

Should the memo be investigated? Yes, both to establish its authenticity (just ask Matthew Rycroft, the supposed author, for some confirmation, for crying out loud) and, following that, to take the Bush admin to task, because if it is authentic, it's a smoking gun.

I hope this post makes SOME PEOPLE HAPPY.

Posted by Ryan at May 23, 2005 06:23 PM
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