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May 5, 2005
The Downing Street Memo
In the UK, this makes waves in the media. Here, hardly a dribble.
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...
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...
To this citizen, "intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised," (Bush March 17th Address to the Nation) is a much bigger lie and a much larger crime than, "I did not have sexual relations with that woman" (Washington Post).
Thank you Kevin for pointing out the contrast.
But hey—you know—things are going so well...lying is not a crime as long as you are winning, right?
Posted by jordanh at May 5, 2005 3:54 PM |
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