Sunday, May 15, 2005

The Secret Memo You're Not Supposed to See

Just in case you haven't heard about it, a secret memo was leaked to the Times of London which shows that the Bush administration had decided to go to war with Iraq as early as July of 2002 and that they subsequently lied about their reasons for doing so. David Michael Green has a good overview here.

Here's a snippet:

Did you know that there now exists in the public domain a 'smoking gun' memo, which proves that everything the Bush administration said about the Iraq invasion was a lie? If you live in Britain you probably do, but if you live in the United States, chances are minuscule that you would be aware of this...

...[H]ow is it that this is not being reported in the American mainstream media? How is it that the two organs most responsible for coverage of political developments in this country - the New York Times and the Washington Post - have failed to splash this across their front pages in bold headlines, despite the fact that they clearly know of the story? How, especially, could these two papers sit on a story like this after both recently issued mea culpas for their respective failures to critically cover administration claims of bogus Iraqi threats during the period leading up to the war, thereby contributing to the war themselves?

If you're outraged by this, feel free to send a note to the New York Times ( to ask them why they don't feel you need to know about this memo.

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