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Away From Home

Friday, June 17, 2005

Downing Street memo

Introducing a topic that I'm sure will appear fairly often on this page -- The Downing Street Memo!

For now, have some background information:


The British Sunday Times newspaper published the so-called Downing Street memo, dated 23 July 2002, on 1 May, after it was leaked by a former UK foreign policy aide.

In the memo, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw is quoted as saying Mr Bush had made up his mind to take military action [in Iraq] even if the timing had not yet been decided.

A second memo, published by the paper this week, says UK ministers were told that they had no choice but to find a way to make the war in Iraq legal.


And a little humor.

And you can bet your britches that before long, there will be commentary on this rather extraordinary memo.

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