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Sunday, June 12, 2005 

Leaked Memo #2 corroborates DSM

The Times of London is reporting the existence of another leaked memo whose contents corroborate those in the DSM. Read the newly leaked memo here. The article itself states:

MINISTERS were warned in July 2002 that Britain was committed to taking part in an American-led invasion of Iraq and they had no choice but to find a way of making it legal.

The warning, in a leaked Cabinet Office briefing paper, said Tony Blair had already agreed to back military action to get rid of Saddam Hussein at a summit at the Texas ranch of President George W Bush three months earlier.



The briefing paper, for participants at a meeting of Blair’s inner circle on July 23, 2002, said that since regime change was illegal it was “necessary to create the conditions” which would make it legal.


Some may say, well, everyone knew it was American policy to have regime change in Iraq. However, as this newly leaked briefing paper pointsout, there was a coordianted plan to "create the conditions" that would convince Americans and the world that this war was justified--namely, by pressing the existence of non-existent WMD.

The Washington Post, while carrying its story on the front page (see below) chose not to focus on the continuing theme of "fixing the facts" but rather on the utter lack of planning in the war's aftermath:

A briefing paper prepared for British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his top advisers eight months before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq concluded that the U.S. military was not preparing adequately for what the British memo predicted would be a "protracted and costly" postwar occupation of that country.

The AP has even stepped into the story, running a piece about the newly leaked document in a story about inadequate post-war planning.

British sources have confirmed the authenticity of this most recent document. Couple with the DSM, these documents paint a frightening picture of two governments, on an inevitable course to war, whatever the cost and whatever the means.

It remains to be seen whether the President will choose address these documents in a proper manner.


 posted by Georgia  # 8:19 AM  
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