Friday, May 06, 2005

Hear no evil...

The British press has made much of a recent memo that indicated their diplomats' awareness that the Bush administration was headed to war in Iraq whether or not there was evidence to support it.
"C reported on his recent talks in Washington. There was a perceptible shift in attitude. Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy. ..."
And yet, a week and a whole British election have gone by and the American media seems not to have noticed this striking piece of evidence. Is Bush malfeasance just old news? the public perceived as tired of reading about it? or do they want to stay far away from the smoking gun when it arrives? Strange.

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