Friday, June 17, 2005

Forgive me

If I fail to be convinced by this "evidence" that "debunks" the Downing Street Memo.

This is from All Things Conservative, via LGF

And here is item 6 from the Cabinet paper:[dated 2 days before the DSM]

Although no political decisions have been taken, US military planners have
drafted options for the US Government to undertake an invasion of Iraq[underline

The DSM does not prove that the BA intentionally deceived the American public about their decision to go to war. But the Memo DOES raise questions about how that decision was made. The memo implies that important intelligence was being gathered in a way as to support their possible plans.

So here's what I'm seeing;
  1. Bush Administration begins plans to invade Iraq in case it is necessary.
  2. They begin collecting intelligence that will justify a war in Iraq.
  3. Using the intelligence they have collected, the BA decides to go to war in Iraq.

So, it seems to me it was sort of a foregone conclusion we were going to go, even if they didn't just come right out and say it. Now if in fact the DSM is WRONG and the intelligence wasn't fixed around the policy, then I think intelligence heads should be rolling, since the intelligence we had turned out to be a pile of crap.

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