Blair Confirms Memo's Authenticity!
The confirmation that the memo is authentic will cause ripples throughout the United States where 122 Members of the US Congress have written to the President asking if Sir Richard Dearlove’s statement in the memo, that ’the intelligence and the facts are being fixed around the policy’ is correct.
On the heels of Blair's admission, Representative John Conyers, Jr., (D-MI) House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member, along with 51 other Members submitted today a broad and comprehensive FOIA request to the White House, the Department of Defense, and the Department of State seeking any and all documents and materials concerning the Downing Street Minutes and the lead up to the Iraq war . Read more here.
Conyers and company also requested several House committees commence hearings on the Downing Street minutes. Yay! Dare we begin to hope that justice may yet be served?
This is such good news for those of us frustrated by the U.S. media's refusal to cover this story. Pretty soon, they won't have any choice, especially if the citizens of this country finally wake up and demand the lying egomaniac's impeachment.
Of course there's still a sizable percentage of the populace who wouldn't want to impeach Bush even if it's proven that he misled us into war. (I think the memo already proves that, but then, I think he's lied from the beginning about practically everything.) Talk about ludicrous. We can impeach a president for lying about a sex act, but lie about taking the country to war and some people's reaction is still "so what?"
One more note: Representative Conyers deserves a medal for not letting this thing drop. From his "forum" in the basement to his stand-off at the White House gates, this guy's a hero to me.
You can read the Downing Street Memo here.