Pittsburgh, Pa.: Longtime huge fan -- your column is one of my favorite reads.
My question is, as all these revelations [come out] about how the administration gamed the intelligence used to justify the invasion of Iraq, why haven't the Downing Street Memos resurfaced? Not necessarily as a story in their own right, but as more of a data point, or an old story that has now been vindicated? I haven't see any mention of it in either the conventional media or the blogosphere.
Dan Froomkin: I do think it's about time for a retelling of the whole story, and from what I can tell, most of the facts support the Downing Street Memo version of things. (I have yet to see a single piece of evidence that Bush or his aides were, privately, even contemplating not going to war, for instance.)
Senator John Kerry mentioned the memo the other day, actually, which I suspect was a first for him. So maybe that's a sign.
Woohoo! Okay, I'm done grinding my wee axe. I think. For now.
I'm pretty sure I've also set a new personal record for most links in a single post. Huzzah!