May 31, 2005
The Minneapolis Star Tribune ran quite an editorial yesterday to celebrate Memorial Day. In seeking forgiveness from those who have lost their lives in Iraq, the Star-Trib wrote: "President Bush and those around him lied, and the rest of us let them. Harsh? Yes. True? Also yes. Perhaps it happened because Americans, understandably, don't expect untruths from those in power. But that works better as an explanation than as an excuse."
For that paper, the "smoking gun" was the memorandum from the British outlining the Bush plan to overthrow Saddam and to cook the intelligence in July of 2002.
As more deaths are reported and as Iraq's insurgency becomes more and more destructive, perhaps the corporate media will follow the lead of the Star Tribune. It is time for some truth telling. It won't bring back the dead or cure the injuries, but it might give courage to Congress to demand an exit strategy.
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