Saturday, June 4, 2005

Downing Street Update

The quest for the truth behind how and why we went to war continues and is beginning to get some attention outside of the wild and crazy world of the blogosphere. Rep. John Conyers’ effort to get signatures on a letter to the president has garnered over 100,000 signatures (including mine), the blogswarm of last Tuesday got a lot of bloggers to sign on to the Big Brass Alliance. There you’ll find a collection of articles, contacts, and ideas for action, like writing your congressional representative.

Here’s a quick refresher on what I’ve had to say about it.

  • If Not Now, When?
  • Opening Salvo
  • Can’t Pass This Up
  • What’s Up on Downing Street
  • Steve Cobble, co-founder of AfterDowningStreet did C-SPAN’s Washington Journal with Kevin Aylward of Wizbangblog this morning. Mr. Aylward was dismissive of the memo and the Constitution’s requirements for going to war; he said basically that Bush can go to war because it’s a “police action.” Like they’re gonna call a cop? Mr. Aylward looked very uncomfortable when the right-wing frothers would call in and attack Mr. Cobble, and all he could do was say there’s nothing really here, let’s move on, comparing the Downing Street memo to John Kerry’s Christmas in Cambodia story. Oh, Kevin, if wishing would make it so for you… Mr. Cobble was on message — we’re asking for an inquiry, not for impeachment, and only in the fevered imagination of the nutsery is this an attempt to “get back” at the administration. All we want to know is the truth.

    Stay tuned, and get the popcorn.