Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: War crime. A crime against humanity.
That was the "Downing Street Memo", which was a report by a person who attended meetings with Blair and reported what was discussed at the meetings to his boss, the head of British Intelligence. In it, he told his boss that "intelligence was being fixed to fit the policy". This second one is even more devastating, because they are the notes of a person who was present, taking notes on the conversations between Bush and Blair. In it, it explicitly shows that the dog-and-pony show leading up to the war, where we were supposedly "trying to find a diplomatic solution" was all just that - a show. War was decided before the people of this country even heard about it. Also is the incredible revelation that Bush was aware that little evidence had been found on WMDs, at a time when he and Cheney were claiming they had "irrefutable evidence". It describes what is essentially a criminal conspiracy.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address