Thursday, June 16, 2005

Downing Street: No Through Traffic

The Minuteman has more on the Downing Street Memo(s) this morning, pointing to this editorial in that conservative bastion the Washington Post that echoes my sentiments all along:
The memos add not a single fact to what was previously known about the administration's prewar deliberations. Not only that: They add nothing to what was publicly known in July 2002.
Another article in the Post gives the Memo more weight than it's worth, and mentions the public hearing Rep. John Conyers, Jr., is holding today. Talk about a waste of government resources. Let the historians hash out the prewar buildup; Conyers and all of our representatives should be instead focusing their efforts on asking tough questions about Iraq today: are the troop levels adequate? How will we address recruiting shortfalls? These are germane to today's events, and the lives of American soldiers and Iraqis depend on answering them correctly. Let Downing Street go, there's plenty to worry about in the here and now.

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