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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-05 03:23 PM
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A sign? The Washington Times reports on Downing Steet Memo...
Concentrates more on the UK role, and doesn't mention the "fixing" part, but still it got some coverage...

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http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20050523-112535...

Dems probe Blair on Iraq war plan

London, England, May. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. congressmen are investigating the British government's role in helping to prepare for the war in Iraq.

Senior Democrats in Congress are considering sending a delegation to London to investigate Britain's role in the preparations for the war, which was launched in March 2003. They have seized on a leaked Downing Street memo, first published three weeks ago by The Sunday Times, as evidence American lawmakers were misled about Bush's intentions in Iraq.

A group of 89 Democrats from the House of Representatives has written to President George W. Bush to ask whether the memo is accurate. It recounts a discussion between British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his military and intelligence advisers about the Bush administration's views in July 2002, three months before Congress authorized the White House to go to war with Iraq.

The Democrats' letter, drafted by Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, said the memo raised "troubling new questions regarding the legal justifications for the war as well as the integrity of your own administration," the Sunday Times newspaper reported.

"They (the Republicans) are trying desperately to wait it out and hope that nobody will bring this up," Conyers said. "But this thing will not be snuffed out."

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BigBearJohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-05 03:31 PM
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1. Well, it's better than a kick in the teeth.
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-05 03:34 PM
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3. take what you can get...
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-05 03:34 PM
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2. The WashTimes/UPI Moonie axis may be turning on Bush**
this isn't the first time they've reported stories critical of the Galactic, um, American Empire.

What have we come to when we must look to the Moonies for our fair 'n' balanced news?!
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-05 03:39 PM
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5. You know what, I noticed that too...
I wonder what that signifies?
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-05 03:35 PM
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4. Interesting.
Has Dubya made the Rev M. mad recently?
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1956 Donating Member (314 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-05 03:44 PM
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6. I imagine
it must be hard for the shrub to keep everybody happy. How weird( to put it lightly) it must truly be to be bought by so many, and to lose your soul completely to corporations and constantly wonder or be confused by what you might have promised, or didn't promise someone. Perhaps he has a running log.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-05 03:51 PM
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7. Bunnypants better not get on Moon's bad side like his father did....
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SlavesandBulldozers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-05 03:51 PM
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8. understatement of all time
John Conyers' "troubling new questions regarding the legal justifications for the war as well as the integrity of your own administration,"

how about "LIES"? why not just say it?

And i dont buy the theory that the moonie times is turning, they understand that this issue must be dutifully "cooled off" over a period of time,they can't outright ignore it - but once its cooled down and there's something else to point at - they will toss it into the dustbin of history.

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