Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The Downing Street Memo

From United States Representative John Conyers, Jr's Website:

Dear Friend:

As many of you are aware, a classified memo was recently disclosed in Great Britain that I believe has serious ramifications for the integrity of the United States Government. Dubbed the “Downing Street Memo,” but actually comprising the minutes of a meeting of Prime Minister Tony Blair and other top British government officials, the memo casts serious doubt on many of the contentions of the Bush Administration in the lead up to the Iraq war. With over 1,600 U.S. servicemen and servicewomen killed in Iraq, the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, and over $200 billion in taxpayer funds going to this war effort, we cannot afford to stand by any longer.

Along with 88 of my colleagues, I wrote to the President requesting answers about this grave matter. Thus far, our search for the truth has been stonewalled and I need your help. I believe the American people deserve answers about this matter and should demand directly that the President tell the truth about the memo. To that end, I am asking you to sign on to a letter to the President requesting he answer the questions posed to him by 89 Members of Congress.

I will personally insure that this letter is delivered to the White House.

You can read the letter here and sign on to it below. You and I know the White House is just hoping that this matter will fade away, but in a few short weeks, with our steadfastness, the memo has found its way into leading newspapers and White House press briefings. With your help, we can hold this Administration accountable.

Please pass on this important letter to your friends and colleagues, and ask them to sign as well.

Thank you for your help and support.

John Conyers, Jr.

Click here to read & sign the Letter to President Bush Concerning the Downing Street Memo

More info: After Downing Street Dot Org

From Lizzy:
This memo should have been the smoking gun that exposed the Bush administration, but the mainstream media is (shamefully) not doing their job. This story is too important to die. Let's help keep it alive.


Jim Marquis said...

Thanks for posting this. It's important that this story stays alive.

Damien said...

Wilco Rabbit leader, have copied it and have posted as my first article - may post again on "Content" lets give this one legs folks.

Lizzy said...

Thanks guys. I'm going to post the memo every few days.

halcyon67 said...

Yea, Liz, keep it alive. I am working on an op-ed right now. It is going to be done hopefully tomorrow. It is going to trace every single intelligence mishap then it is going to end with the Downing Street Memo and a harsh critique of the Bush Administration.

According to, FOX NEWS has thrown down the gauntlet. So we have to fight.

We have to keep this story going. It is hard though for me, because I enjoy writing about different things.