Monday, May 30, 2005

Good Times, Bad Times

Here are a couple of posts which I felt the need to comment on.

The first, $70 Million for Whitewater, $0 for Downing Street Memo, points out a slight double standard in US politics and links to a new pressure group which aims to do something about it.
The memo in question was first published in the Sunday Times. It's the one from July 2002 which said:
The Defence Secretary said that the US had already begun "spikes of activity" to put pressure on the regime... It seemed clear that Bush had made up his mind to take military action, even if the timing was not yet decided. But the case was thin. Saddam was not threatening his neighbours, and his WMD capability was less than that of Libya, North Korea or Iran.
This wasn't what Mr Bush was telling his country in July '02 though. Many Americans, quite understandably, aren't too happy to have been lied to by their leader over such important issues. Unfortunately, I have to add that I know the feeling.

In the second post, Nosemonkey highlights a spectacularly wrong headed statement. The author proudly assures us that it will be printed in the Times. And it has been. Remarkable.

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