Spin, Spin, Spin
Two weeks ago, the memo of a July 2002 British government meeting was leaked. The news was that for the first time, we saw it explicitely laid out that diplomacy was not just not an option, but was meant to be used to create a casus belli for an already decided-upon war. (I wrote about it.)
However, for leftist Americans, it became a "smoking gun memo" for something else, a line leaked months ago already: MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove reporting that intelligence is "fixed around the policy" in the USA.
Now after much delay, as f.e. Left I notes, the US mainstream press started to cover the story.
Apparently, finding the right spin took time. Here is the LA Times's subtitle:
Critics of Bush call them proof that he and Blair never saw diplomacy as an option with Hussein.
Huh. Heh. Hah. No, critics call them proof that Bush and Bliar never wanted to allow diplomacy as an option. War of choice, not war of misunderstood necessity. The mainstream press is such a coward.