A British newspaper reported this on May 1 and it’s been all over the international press. The Downing Street Memo clearly shows that as early as July 2002, the Bush Administration’s strategy was to make the facts and investigation fit its strategy to invade Iraq. Yet our mainstream press took another month to ask about it. And so after giving Bush that much time to think about how to respond, Tim Russert finally popped the question. Of course, Bush trotted out the usual catchwords and phrases about how the world is better off without Saddam in power. Did Russert call bullsh– or even ask a follow up question? Of course not.
Here’s the full text of the memo, props to the folks who set up this web site. Read it. Text of the Downing Street Memo :: After Downing Street Dot Org :: In Support of a Resolution of Inquiry