Trailing Edge Blog: The Downing Street Memo by itself is adequate grounds for Impeachment.
Geov Parrish, Seattle Weekly: I have a three-word response to the media frenzy that followed revelation of the long-secret identity of Deep Throat: Downing Street Memo .
National Catholic Reporter: Perhaps it is unrealistic to expect a country hip deep in a war that seems to defy explanation -- and that is going far worse than the Bush administration had ever anticipated -- to stop and ask questions at this late date about why we are there. Asking such questions would mean retracing so many steps that feinted past so many obstacles that it would be difficult to establish what really happened. It’s much easier to simply buy the line that has evolved, the line that says the United States and its rather thin coalition are out to plant democracy, to spread freedom and liberty, and leave it at that. The very democracy we so nobly talk of spreading around the world, however, demands that the questions be asked. The war, after all, is being fought in our name and with our money. At the same time, the evidence keeps mounting that the entire enterprise was a fabrication of falsehoods from the start.
Driftglass: George Bush had pretty clearly decided to go to war against Iraq about five minutes after “Fat Tony” Scalia anointed him President in 2001. Probably even earlier than that. Probably the day his Daddy was humiliated by Bill Clinton, GW said to himself, “Some day when I’m all grows up, if I can stay sober long enough, I’mna git that Saddam fella. Show him and Daddy and them fucking Liberals who the Big Man is.”Now add the substance of the “Downing Street Memo” to the scale.Go back and add the ignored warnings of a pending terrorist attack.Add in the lies told by “Curveball”.The lies told before Congress.The lies told in front of the UN.The lies in the State of the Union Address.The lies during the Presidential Debates.The lies about torture and murder and “extraordinary rendition.”There’s one helluva long list of lies to choose from -- just pick a half dozen of your favorites.So to the many Moderate Republicans who are angling for their tiny places in history – for the elementary school cafeterias and highway on-ramps that they hope will one day be named for them – I would ask in all seriousness just how in the Hell do you think history will judge you?At this point, you know the Administration was and is lying to you.You know that our children are dying for those lies and the treasure-house of respect and honor that two centuries of successive Administration have carefully stored up is now being pissed away into the sands of Iraq. . .
And this interesting tidbit from Daily Kos:
This morning on C-Span's "Washington Journal" a guy called in with this:
"I listen to WJ every morning. Yesterday I heard two guests refer to the 'Downing Street Memo,' but it wasn't explained. Can you tell me what they were talking about?"
Reply from C-Span host: "I have no information on the Downing Street Memo. Perhaps you could find something if you check the internet. Next caller."
I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce After Downing Street, a coalition of veterans' groups, peace groups, and political activists, which launched on May 26, 2005 a campaign to urge the U.S. Congress to begin a formal investigation into whether President Bush has committed impeachable offenses in connection with the Iraq war. The campaign focuses on evidence that recently emerged in a British memo containing minutes of a secret July 2002 meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his top national security officials. In order to bring further attention to this organizaion, The Big Brass Alliance was recently organized by Shakespeare's Sister. The alliance is comprised of more than 100 progressive bloggers working to bring attention to the After Downing Street organization.