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McGovern: 'Downing Street' (Part 2)

August 10, 2009

The leak of the Downing Street Minutes – written in July 2002 and disclosed three years later – was an “incredible” public service by a brave British truth-teller exposing how the Bush administration “fixed” the intelligence to justify invading Iraq, says former CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

However, as McGovern points out, the dramatic evidence was “dissed” by the Washington Post and largely ignored by other major U.S. news organizations, preventing the American people from fully understanding the depth of President George W. Bush’s dishonesty regarding the war.

(The story summary continues below.)

More at The Real News

McGovern says the minutes of senior British officials discussing how the issue of Iraq’s alleged WMD would be manipulated as a casus belli should have been viewed as evidence of a criminal war of aggression, condemned by the post-World War II Nuremberg Tribunal as the “supreme international crime.”
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