Downing Street Memo 2: Electric Boogaloo

Another British Memo has surfaced, and will be ignored by the American media, just like the other. The memo of a two-hour meeting between Bush and Blair at the White House on January 31 2003 – nearly two months before the invasion – reveals that Bush made it clear the US intended to invade whether or not there was a second UN resolution and even if UN inspectors found no evidence of a banned Iraqi weapons program.

Even more damning, it shows that Bush was prepared to create another USS Maine or Gulf of Tonkin incident as a pretext for invasion.

A quote from the Memo:

President Bush to Tony Blair: “The US was thinking of flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in UN colours. If Saddam fired on them, he would be in breach”

Just to wrap this post up in truly depressing fashion: It’s been 274 days since the congressional request for investigation on the first Downing Street Memo.

Nothing has been done.

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