Monday, June 20, 2005

Obfuscators, Beware

There are a number of folks on the reichwing who suggest that the Downing Street Memo is somehow something that is a figment of our imagination because all they have seen is some "copy" of it and not the original. Poppycock. The reason they suggest this is to cast doubt upon the authenticity without presenting any evidence to the contrary as a means to confuse the public and move the people toward a particular line of thinking: That the left is not right, but wrong and moreover, the reichwing is indeed right. More poppycock.

Take a gander at the link provided above and the post over at God Dem and see for yourself. The DSM is indeed, for real, and what is more, it is a synopsis of the minutes to a British Cabinet meeting. Can't get any more real than that. If asked or forced to produce said minutes, I am sure that they will be there, well that is unless W, Rove and Co. get a hold of the original minutes and doctor them up as they have demonstrated an uncanny ability to fix "intelligence" in the past.

...By the way, the "Downing Street Memo" is actually the minutes of a British cabinet meeting. In the meeting, British officials – having just met with their American counterparts – describe their discussions with such counterparts. I mention this because that basic piece of context, a simple description of the memo, is found nowhere in Milbank's article.

The fact that I and my fellow Democrats had to stuff a hearing into a room the size of a large closet to hold a hearing on an important issue shouldn't make us the object of ridicule. In my opinion, the ridicule should be placed in two places: first, at the feet of Republicans who are so afraid to discuss ideas and facts that they try to sabotage our efforts to do so; and second, on Dana Milbank and the Washington Post, who do not feel the need to give serious coverage on a serious hearing about a serious matter – whether more than 1700 Americans have died because of a deliberate lie...


SheaNC said...

I'll bet we'll soon see a sacrificial lamb in their next "blame the messenger" play!

Jet said...

Thanks for the link, windspike. Mr. Conyers' degree of dedication, to the truth being heard, is inspiring.