January 02, 2006

Downing Street Memo

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"I have sought answers from the administration to questions arising from the Downing Street Minutes, the Valerie Plame leak, and scores of other abominable abuses of power that pervade the activities of this White House. 121 Members of Congress and many citizens like you have joined me in asking these questions of the President.
I have just completed a thorough review of this administration’s misconduct and have produced a 250-page report that provides evidence suggesting further steps to be taken." - Congressman John Conyers (D)

The secret Downing Street Memo
"Bush wanted to remove Saddam...the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy." -Times Online (07/23/02)

Cabinet Office paper: Conditions for military action
"Agree to engage the US on the need to set military plans within a realistic political strategy, which includes identifying the succession to Saddam Hussein and creating the conditions necessary to justify government military action." -Times Online (07/21/02)

Other Memos:

* Iraq: Legal Background
* David Manning (03/14/02)
* Christopher Meyer (03/18/02)
* Iraq: Options Paper
* PF Ricketts (03/22/02)
* Jack Straw (03/25/02)

Bush asked to explain UK war memo
"Eighty-nine Democratic members of the U.S. Congress last week sent President George W. Bush a letter asking for explanation of a secret British memo that said "intelligence and facts were being fixed" to support the Iraq war in mid-2002.
The Times of London newspaper published the memo--actually minutes of a high-level meeting on Iraq held July 23, 2002--on May 1.
British officials did not dispute the document's authenticity..." - CNN (05/12/05)

Downing Street Memo Mostly Ignored in U.S. - FOX News (06/01/05)

Ministers were told of need for Gulf war ‘excuse’
"MINISTERS were warned in July 2002 that Britain was committed to taking part in an American-led invasion of Iraq and they had no choice but to find a way of making it legal." - Times Online (06/12/05)


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