Armed Madhouse: Who’s Afraid of Osama Wolf?, China Floats, Bush Sinks, The Scheme to Steal ‘08,No Child’s Behind Left, and Other Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Class War by Greg Palast (Mindmap)

Must read. You know Greg Palast as the ex-pat journalist that reports for the BBC and reported to the rest of the world how the 2000 election was FUBARed while no one in the US did a damned thing. He’s back. Armed Madhouse is a complete tour of the greedy, selfish assholes that run our […]

Senators Up Press Re: Downing Street Memo

Senator Kerry (D – MA) has sent a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee pressing for answers on the Downing Street Minutes and related documents. The letter, obtained by, is also signed by Senators Johnson, Corzine, Reed, Lautenberg, Boxer, Kennedy, Harkin, Bingaman, and Durbin.   And looky-here: Oil broke $60/barrell.

Right-Wing Blogs Attack Downing Street Memo Authenticity

Hoping to do a TANG/Rathergate repeat, conservative blogs are harping on rumors that the Downing Street Memo/Minutes might not be authentic. ThinkProgress has a takedown: The conservative blogosphere, desperate to discredit the Downing Street Minutes, is abuzz with the ridiculous rumor that London Times reporter Michael Smith – who broke the DSM story – used […]

US Ombudsmen Blame AP for Lacking Memo Coverage

From Salon: As American newspaper editors look back and examine why the controversial Downing Street memo, first published by the Times of London on May 1, received so little coverage in their papers, several of them are pointing to the same culprit: the Associated Press. But Jim Cox, USA Today’s senior assignment editor for foreign […]

Republicans Deny Capitol for Downing Street Memo Hearings

Update: Hearings actually moved back to the Capitol. Yay! This is nice: Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and other Congress Members will hold a hearing on the Downing Street Minutes and related evidence of efforts to cook the books on pre-war intelligence. The hearings are being held at the […]

Conyers Schedules Downing Street Hearing For Next Thursday

(thnx Sister) The ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee has scheduled hearings on the 2002 minutes between senior British and American officials which asserted that intelligence was “being fixed” to support the case for war in Iraq. Conyers office has revealed that they will introduce new documents that corroborate the Downing Street Memo at […]

Downing Street Memo Gets a Little More Traction

Bit by bit the US media puts a little more attention on the Downing Street Minutes: At a late afternoon news conference, Reuters correspondent Steve Holland asked Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair about a memo that’s been widely written about and discussed in Europe but less so in the USA. “We want what […]