Mr. President, Explain The Downing Street Memo
We, the citizens of the United States, join the 88 members of Congress who demand that the President and his administration address the disturbing revelations in the Downing Street Memo. We come together, as concerned Americans, irrespective of political affiliation, to seek the truth from our government. As citizens, we deserve no less. President Bush repeatedly told us that dragging our brothers and sisters into war was a \"last resort\" and that he was, up until March 2003, pursuing every last diplomatic option. Based on the Downing Street Memo, we, the undersigned, believe we were deliberately misled. As early as July 2002, the memo reveals our President was determined to take us to war. The memo reveals that the Bush administration knew that North Korea and Iran posed a greater threat to the United States, but choose to invade Iraq instead based on a \"thin case.\" The memo reveals that the Bush administration \"fixed the intelligence and facts around the policy\" in its deliberate course to take our Nation to war. For two years, we, the people of the United States, have sacrificed for this War. Over 1600 of our brothers and sisters have died as heroes. Over 10,000 have returned home to us maimed and scarred, emotionally and physically. And over 100,000 innocent Iraqi civilians have died. Additionally, this war whose course was already invariably set by the President as early as July 2002 has cost us over $200 billion thus far, draining our economy and digging us deeper into debt. The President and his administration assured us that every step was taken to avoid the war and these consequences. The Downing Street Memo proves otherwise. We, the undersigned, demand what is entitled to us by our government: the truth. Mr. President, we demand that you explain the Downing Street Memo.