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  • nigergate: 'Forgers' of key Iraq war contract named

    04/10/2006 10:49:30 AM PDT · by parnasokan · 30 replies · 1,344+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | 04/09/2006 | Michael Smith
    The following is a very interesting article that was published by the Sunday Times yesterday. The truth at last. 'Forgers' of key Iraq war contract named Michael Smith TWO employees of the Niger embassy in Rome were responsible for the forgery of a notorious set of documents used to help justify the Iraq war, an official investigation has allegedly found. According to Nato sources, the investigation has evidence that Niger’s consul and its ambassador’s personal assistant faked a contract to show Saddam Hussein had bought uranium ore from the impoverished west African country. The documents, which emerged in 2002, were...
  • Vanity: Hadley emails: Global Warming's "Downing Street Memo"

    11/30/2009 2:18:56 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 3 replies · 536+ views
    Something struck me yesterday when I ran into some leftists I know and they're all in denial about what these hacked emails contain: These emails are everything that the left tried to say that the DSM was. There's a "there" here. But being as their media won't accept reality, most leftists won't accept it either. In the minds of the progressive media and the left, the science is still settled. It's the new dan rather. So it's all fake, so what? It's still accurate!
  • UPDATED II: Walter Myers: Spy For Castro, Obama Campaign Donor

    06/05/2009 9:47:09 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies · 1,235+ views
    dequalss ^ | June 5, 2009 | N/a
    When I heard this on the radio on the drive home the first thing I thought was, I’ll bet they’re democrats (socialist) and huge Obama supporters. Walter Kendall Myers, 72, aided by his wife Gwendolyn Myers, 71, used his Top Secret security clearance to pass on classified information to the Cuban government and at one point met with Cuban leader Fidel Castro, according to court documents. The two were charged with conspiracy to act as illegal agents of the Cuban government and to communicate classified information to Cuba, the Justice Department said. They were also charged with wire fraud and...
  • Investigation lagging on bogus reasons for war (barf alert)

    01/20/2007 12:09:54 PM PST · by lowbridge · 14 replies · 542+ views
    NY/Long Island Newsday ^ | January 19, 2007 | Steven Deering
    After reading an article about the Iraq war, I thought: What is taking so long? What is taking so long for the American media to quell all of the "manipulation" and actually report what is going on in the world? -snip I am a journalism student. It is refreshing to know that there are still journalists who care more about their readers than the agenda of sinister plotters bent on profiteering from an unjustified conflict while risking the young lives of U.S. soldiers. Seeking the truth, I recently came upon the Downing Street memos. These are the recorded minutes of...
  • Need help debunking the Downing Street Memo

    03/22/2006 12:11:46 PM PST · by Trust but Verify · 12 replies · 508+ views
    I'm arguing with a bunch of liberals about their assertion that Bush concocted the links between Saddam and AQ. They, of course, continue to insist Bush linked Saddam to 9-11. now they have thrown out the contents fo the DSM. Can someone give me the Reader's digest condensed version?
  • Democrats' new strategy: 'Rovegate' house parties

    07/17/2005 2:59:23 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 74 replies · 1,210+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 7/17/05 | WorldNetDaily
    Some of the most liberal members of Congress are planning to throw house parties next Saturday to focus attention on presidential adviser Karl Rove and the so-called Downing Street Memo. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., says he's organizing the events across the country "to broaden public understanding of how Karl Rove and the Bush Administration have manipulated intelligence, deceived the American people, and misled our nation into war." "Our country is slowing beginning to confront the truth about the Bush administration's deceitful rush to war in Iraq," Conyers said. July 23 marks the three-year anniversary of the meeting at No. 10...
  • hacked?

    07/15/2005 10:49:03 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 12 replies · 332+ views
    lala_rawraw (1000+ posts) Fri Jul-15-05 12:19 PM Original message OMFG - We were hacked - ALL of our email Edited on Fri Jul-15-05 01:46 PM by Skinner Addresses were removed from the account. WTF?????????????????????? And our access denied. THEN, ADS site seems to have been hacked as well. Don't know the details of the ADS hit, but will find out. David Swanson just called to tell me and I was busy telling him. Both hit, same day. PEOPLE, this is an organized thing. EDITED BY ADMIN: To clarify, the message refers to Democratic Underground was not hacked.
  • San Diego Democrats: Impeach Bush (Moonbats Buffoonery Alert)

    07/16/2005 12:44:43 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 26 replies · 1,020+ views ^ | 07/16/05 | N/A
    The San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee passed a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Bush, Vice President Cheney and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld for "high crimes and misdemeanors." The committee, in a vote Tuesday, asks Congress to immediately begin impeachment proceedings based on "evidence" that the administration lied to the American people and created a false justification for going to war in Iraq. The resolution refers to the so-called Downing Street Memo – official minutes of a meeting between British Prime Minister Tony Blair and members of the Bush administration – and "new leaks of British documents." The...
  • Sen. Kerry is wielding a double-edged sword

    Sen. Kerry is wielding a double-edged sword By Alexander Bolton Sen. John Kerry is facing a dilemma. With an eye towards running for president again in 2008, the Massachusetts Democrat has positioned himself as one of the most pugnacious critics of the Bush administration, often aligning himself with liberal activists. But at times, his aggressive anti-Bush rhetoric risks alienating other parts of his own party. Kerry’s predicament was apparent this week as he took the lead among Democrats by calling for President Bush to fire his deputy chief of staff, Karl Rove, for Rove’s alleged role in revealing the identity...
  • The Reason Why We Fight: Forever 9/11

    07/05/2005 7:33:39 AM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 5 replies · 410+ views
    The Perspective ^ | 07-05-05 | TheRobb7
    I have this posted at my website, but i also wanted to float this idea here to take America's temperature, so to speak. I have been hearing so much about how Americans in general have "forgotten" the tragedy of 9/11. Rush Limbaugh has mentioned several times that we are a "visual society"--we react stronger to pictures than just words. For example, all the negative images coming out of Vietnam went against any good news from the warfront at the time. The same is happening now in Iraq: there ARE good things happening there, but not only are they NOT getting...
  • D.C. Chapter Alert: Counter-Protest of Downing Street Memo Rally at White House 4:30 p.m. 6/16/05

    06/15/2005 10:47:08 AM PDT · by kristinn · 79 replies · 2,398+ views
    Wednesday, June 15, 2005 | Kristinn
    The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic invites all Freepers and lurkers in good standing to join us tomorrow afternoon outside the White House as we hold a patriotic counter-protest of the anti-American left.We will gather on the closed to vehicle traffic part of Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and Lafayette Park starting at 4:30 p.m. We will stay there through the leftists' rally in the park and peacefully counter-protest them.Details of the leftists' plans as announced by them:5:00 p.m. ET in Lafayette Square Park, in front of the White House, a large rally will support Congressman Conyers who plans...
  • FReepers counter Downing Street Memo Rally

    06/17/2005 2:07:41 AM PDT · by BillF · 90 replies · 3,990+ views
    DC Chapter ^ | June 17, 2005 | BillF
    FReepers from the DC Chapter conducted a FReep of the Downing Street Memo Rally  at Lafayette Park next to the White House on June 16. The DSM Rally was sponsored by Code Pink and Progressive Democrats of America (the outfit of William Rivers Pitt of DUmmie FUnnies fame) in an attempt to refight their crushing defeat in the last election. The leftists, including John Conyers (D-Michigan) and other members of Congress who spoke or attended, are trying to impeach President Bush by using a triple-hearsay, ambiguous memo (read great National Review article here) of a lower level British Foreign Office...
  • I'm Flattered, but C'mon!

    07/02/2005 5:52:24 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 12 replies · 331+ views
    The Perspective ^ | 07-02-05 | TheRobb7
    If you click on the Downing Street Memo thread,you'll see where I posted a "Eulogy for the DSM". I first want to thank all those that posted comments here and/or visited my website (link above). When I recieve responses at my website, however, I don't know if I should be flattered or not. Why?? It seems that whenever someone leaves a post at my site, it's NEGATIVE. What follows is an anonymous comment posted after the "eulogy". I was going to actually accept this person's criticism until I saw their 4th point: "You right wing revisionist historians are so transparent....
  • New Zogby Poll (42% in favor of Impeaching president Bush)

    06/30/2005 10:13:42 PM PDT · by chemical_boy · 149 replies · 3,454+ views
    Zogby ^ | June 30, 2005 | Zogby
    No Bounce: Bush Job Approval Unchanged by War Speech; Question on Impeachment Shows Polarization of Nation; Americans Tired of Divisiveness in Congress—Want Bi-Partisan Solutions—New Zogby Poll President Bush’s televised address to the nation produced no noticeable bounce in his approval numbers, with his job approval rating slipping a point from a week ago, to 43%, in the latest Zogby International poll. And, in a sign of continuing polarization, more than two-in-five voters (42%) say they would favor impeachment proceedings if it is found the President misled the nation about his reasons for going to war with Iraq. The Zogby America...
  • Eulogy for the Downing Street Memo

    06/30/2005 5:02:11 AM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 17 replies · 743+ views
    The Perspective ^ | 06-30-05 | TheRobb7
    Dearly Beloved, We have gathered here today to pay our last respects to the latest attempt of the Sore Losers to smear our President, George W. Bush. If you recall, just days before the November 2004 election, Dan Rather and his minions at the C-BS network tried to foist upon the American public "fake but accurate" documents about the Presidents service in the Air National Guard. The documents were proven to be forgeries and the attempt to take down a sitting President backfired. Recently the so-called "Downing Street Memos" have surfaced, purporting that the President "fixed" the facts to support...
  • BBC: Troops must stay in Iraq - Blair ~~ as long as necessary to defeat terrorism.

    06/29/2005 5:42:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies · 268+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, 29 June, 2005, 20:39 GMT 21:39 UK | staff
    Troops must stay in Iraq - Blair The UK premier was talking ahead of the UK-hosted G8 summit UK premier Tony Blair has endorsed US President George Bush's assertion that coalition troops must stay in Iraq as long as necessary to defeat terrorism.Mr Blair told the Associated Press it was "vital" the US-led coalition remained until the country stabilised. Defeating "insurgents and terrorists" there would lead to the destruction of terrorism across the globe, he said. Mr Blair argued the 11 September 2001 atrocities in the US upset the balance, raising fears of nuclear terrorism. On Tuesday Mr Bush...
  • About that memo... (Chicago Tribune Editorial on "Downing Street Memo")

    06/29/2005 2:38:35 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 14 replies · 1,099+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 29, 2005 | The Editors
    Since it was first published in the British press in May, the so-called Downing Street memo has generated debate about the Bush administration's intentions of going to war. Critics of the Iraq war have seized on the document--minutes of a July 23, 2002, meeting between British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his senior government leadership--as proof that the Bush administration was hell-bent for war even as it publicly sought to bring Saddam Hussein to heel through diplomacy. War critics have focused on a section of the document in which a British spy agency chief, identified as C, discussed a recent...
  • Blair Denies (Downing Street) Memos Prove Iraq Decision

    06/29/2005 12:28:09 PM PDT · by Tatze · 20 replies · 1,652+ views
    Yahoo AP News ^ | 06/29/2005 | PAISLEY DODDS
    LONDON - British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday the "Downing Street memos" paint a distorted picture, and he insisted that the Iraq war was not predetermined by the United States. "People say the decision was already taken. The decision was not already taken," he said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press. Blair added he was "a bit astonished" at the intensive U.S. media coverage about the leaked memos, which suggested the White House viewed the war with Iraq as inevitable.
  • Memo manipulation (DowningStreet)(Update: see Kerry's Letter to Senate committee)

    06/25/2005 8:50:06 AM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies · 1,209+ views ^ | 6/24/05 | Peter Brookes
    You've got to ask yourself: How many times are the Bush-bashers going to throw the same infamous Downing Street memo at the wall of public opinion hoping it'll stick? If politics is the art of transferring blame, I'm betting we haven't seen it for the last time. For those of you who have (wisely) taken the summer off from politics in favor of following the Nats or perfecting your tan, let me clue you in on "Memo-gate." Eight months before the Iraq war began in March 2003, an aide to British Prime Minister Tony Blair wrote a memo stating that...
  • Kerry Requests Investigation Of DSM. Sends Letter to Senate Intelligence Committee. BARF ALERT

    06/25/2005 7:20:06 AM PDT · by Jenya · 20 replies · 1,004+ views
    Senator John Kerry’s office has released a copy of his letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee requesting an investigation of pre-war Iraq intelligence failures (and the Downing Street Memo) ===== June 22, 2005 The Honorable Pat Roberts, Chairman The Honorable John D. Rockefeller, IV, Vice Chairman United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence SH-211 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Roberts and Senator Rockefeller: We write concerning your committee's vital examination of pre-war Iraq intelligence failures. In particular, we urge you to accelerate to completion the work of the so-called "Phase II" effort to assess how policy makers used the intelligence...