My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


When Everybody Says You're Drunk . . .

And, no, this is not one more salvo in the great Quarters War.

What I'm referring to is the insistence of the Left of thrusting the Downing Street Memo into the public consciousness. A few days back, I took apart the memo, with my assessment of why it's unimportant. But, just in case you don't find me credible, maybe the Washington Post can convince you.

Bloggers have demanded to know why "the mainstream media" have not paid more attention to them. Though we can't speak for The Post's news department, the answer appears obvious: The memos add not a single fact to what was previously known about the administration's prewar deliberations. Not only that: They add nothing to what was publicly known in July 2002.

Ha!! Take that, and . . .

And the memos provide no information that would alter the conclusions of multiple independent investigations on both sides of the Atlantic, which were that U.S. and British intelligence agencies genuinely believed Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction and that they were not led to that judgment by the Bush administration.

Take that!!

Oh, just in case you thought the WaPo was coming to its senses, never fear: they do slip in one gratuitous shot at the administration:

A British official is quoted as saying that the "intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy." Yet it was argued even then, and has since become conventional wisdom, that Mr. Bush, Vice President Cheney and other administration spokesmen exaggerated the threat from Iraq to justify the elimination of its noxious regime. Emphasis Mine.

Conventional wisdom, eh? Didn't think they could get through it without one shot, did you?

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