17 June 2005

The President has been actively engaged in a conspiracy to deceive and mislead the United States Congress and the American people

Long time CIA analyst Ray McGovern, former Air Force Colonel Karen U. Kwiatkowski, former US diplomat and Army colonel Ann Wright, former ambassador Joseph Wilson, Cindy Sheehan and others testify in a hearing held by U.S. representative John Conyers regarding the Downing Street Memo. It is an inquiry into whether or not President Bush has committed impeachable offenses in connection with the Iraq war.

The hearing didn't receive a great deal of mainstream media attention (though here's a NY Times article on the matter), but there's been a huge public outcry over the developing story that President Bush's "fact fixing" over the justfiication over a preemptive war — over one million page hits a day for AfterDowningStreet.org.

There's actually more than one memo, and here's a nice breakdown of seven Downing Street documents and how they point to Bush having decided well in advance to go to war. Justin Raimondo examines the importance of these documents, that goes beyond the headlines.


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