Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Downing Street Memo & Senator Kerry

John Kerry is planning to 'present' the memo to congress. No note in the article on when this will happen.

The Republicans have their anti-aircraft fire ready. The article mentions the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, which President Clinton signed into law, which "Declares that it should be the policy of the United States to seek to remove the Saddam Hussein regime from power in Iraq and to replace it with a democratic government."

Ok, sure, but it doesn't state that it's ok to LIE to the American People to achieve that end. Which is what this is all about.

I entreat you again, please, contact your legislators and favorite media outlets to get them to push this issue. We were lied to, and those at the top should be accountable for it.

1 comment:

Jeri said...

The important thing is that it doesn't specify military action as the way to accomplish the goal of regime change in Iraq. Clinton's plan was to continue sanctions, work with the Iraqi opposition, go through UN channels, etc. Sure, none of those paths would lead as quickly to Saddam's deposition as military invasion, but none of those paths led to the near ruin of the country we were supposed to be helping.