Drowning in Filth
by John Chuckman
(Friday June 24 2005)
The Downing Street Memos - Eyes-Only, Secret documents also leaked in the U.K. - are irrefutable proof that Bush had the invasion of Iraq planned almost a year before it occurred, before all his phony outrage about weapons or support for terror. It points, too, to intelligence and diplomacy being deliberately bent to the purpose.
It is rare for historians to have such evidence of plans and intentions, especially at so early a date after an illegal war. The only other example I can think of is the Nazi government's papers falling, completely intact, into the hands of the Allies. Yet the American press has minimized these revealing documents by misrepresenting them, under-reporting them, and playing with words when they are reported.
Instead, we were treated to a sentimental love-in over memories of two cub reporters at the Washington Post three decades ago during the last days of Richard Nixon. It followed the revelation of just who Deep Throat was, a high-level government source for the reporters at the time. It was re-assuring that the Washington Post managed one act of serving the public thirty years ago. They certainly have done nothing worthwhile since. One of those daring cub reporters, Bob Woodward, has since gone on to such meaningful work as singing the praises of America's current brutish-thug President.
Last, we have a genuine investigative reporter, one of America's last, a remarkable
man named Seymour Hersh, telling us that sadistic horrors are contained in tapes
from Abu Ghraib prison never released to the public. They contain, among other
things, pictures of young boys being sodomized and the soundtrack has their
The Big Brass Alliance was formed in May 2005 as a collective of progressive
bloggers who support After Downing Street, a coalition of veterans' groups,
peace groups, and political activist groups formed to urge that the U.S. Congress
launch a formal investigation into whether President Bush has committed impeachable
offenses in connection with the Iraq war. The campaign focuses on evidence that
recently emerged in a British memo containing minutes of a secret July 2002
meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his top national security
599 Blogs have joined the Big Brass Alliance
111 Congressional Leaders have signed John Conyers' Letter
450,978+ Citizens have demanded an investigation
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