‘Downing Street memo’ finally gets some press

By | June 9, 2005

Well, it’s taken friggin’ forever, but the Downing Street memo is finally getting some press her in America. “The Sunday Times said the memo is the minutes of a meeting that British Prime Minister Tony Blair had with some of his top intelligence and foreign policy aides on July 23, 2002, at 10 Downing Street, the prime minister’s official residence. The story said the memo indicates that Blair was told by the head of Britain’s MI6 intelligence service that in 2002, the Bush administration was selectively choosing evidence that supported its case for going to war and ignoring anything to the contrary. The war began in March 2003.

“‘Intelligence and facts were being fixed’ by the Bush administration ‘around’ a policy that saw military action ‘as inevitable,’ the newspaper quoted from the memo.”

Hopefully, this is the start of an avalanche of coverage.

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