Monday, May 16, 2005

The War Over the War Continues

If only for the sake of history, maybe we do need to make sure that the world knows that the war in Iraq was inevitable, no matter what the WMD evidence turned up. Bush had his mind made up about this one years before. Here's the text of an email I just received (from a reliable person) that tells you what you can do about it:

This article (http://www.axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/article_17682.shtml) talks about the smoking gun British intelligence memo (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1593607,00.html) that proves Bush had already decided to go to war in the summer of 2002.

It also talks about the appalling lack of media coverage that this story has gotten here in the states, and the eight-eight congressional Democrats who recently sent a letter to the White House asking for a
response to this memo. (http://www.house.gov/judiciary_democrats/letters/bushsecretmemoltr5505.pdf)

Was this letter covered by the media at all? Was this memo covered at all? Has the media talked at all about the implications of this memo?

If you are able, please take a moment and read the article, and contact the editors named, at the New York Times, and Washington Post urging them to give this story the coverage it deserves. Also, take a moment and contact your local papers and demand coverage for this story.

From the original article:

* First, send a message to the New York Times and the Washington Post, demanding that they cover this most significant of stories. Top brass at the New York Times can be emailed at the following addresses: Executive
Editor Bill Keller at executive-editor@nytimes.com <mailto:executive-editor@nytimes.com>, and Managing Editor Jill Abramson at managing-editor@nytimes.com <mailto:managing-editor@nytimes.com>. For the Washington Post, try National Editor Michael Abramowitz at abramowitz@washpost.com <mailto:abramowitz@washpost.com>, and Associate Editor Robert Kaiser at robertgkaiser@yahoo.com <mailto:robertgkaiser@yahoo.com>.

* Next, forward this article on to everybody you know, and ask them to write the Times and the Post as well, and then to forward this article in turn to everyone they know. With some luck, perhaps we can achieve a critical mass which can no longer be ignored by these papers, with the electronic media then to follow.

In any case, we are evidently going have to take this country back ourselves, without even the benefit of a competent media to report the news.

3 Comments:

At 9:59 AM , Blogger adriana said...

OK, I sent my letters. Good christ, this is bewildering.

 
At 9:08 AM , Blogger Mike M. said...

adriana, if you get replies, please forward them to me and I'll put them up on the blog. Gotta shine the light on these guys.

 
At 9:57 AM , Blogger adriana said...

Nothing back from them, but the story did make the front page of Salon today...

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2005/05/19/lies/index.html

 

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