She credited blogs for focus on the Downing Street minutes, which assert that “intelligence was being fixed” to build a case for war.
“The currency that you all have given the Downing Street memo is very important,” she remarked, though she admitted she had yet to read the document. “I think it’s further corroboration. I don’t think that it comes as any news to anyone, because the intelligence was never there to begin with.”
"Very important"! Not quite important enough for her to read, and not important for its news value - "I don’t think that it comes as any news to anyone" - but very important nonetheless.
Where can I send my contribution? With her and Howard leading the way, all is well with the world.
MORE: OK, my daughters assure me that "<3" can only mean "heart", but to me it looks like a floppy ice cream cone. Which also captues my view of Ms. Pelosi, but I worry about the widening generation gap.
John Scarlett summarised the intelligence and latest JIC assessment. Saddam's regime was tough and based on extreme fear. The only way to overthrow it was likely to be by massive military action.
Gee, the Brits thought so too - does that mean that they were also committed to war? Or was a committment to regime change a different thing from a commitment to war?