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June 20, 2005

Downing Street Memos May Not Be Quite Authentic And Other Things That Don't Matter

Okay, so the left wants to impeach Bush over the personal observations and opinions of a left-leaning British aide to the left-leaning Blair government.

That's a bit like saying we should impeach Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg because G. Gordon Liddy wrote a nasty screed about her.

But not only do they not matter worth a damn but there's some question about their actual accuracy as well. As the reporter who published them claims he destroyed the originals, and what he offers is merely a transcript of what he read, there's a bit of doubt as to how faithfully they reproduce the memos.

Powerline disagrees, noting that fake memos would be sexier, as it were, and more damning regarding Bush, and besides, no one in British government has contradicted the basic accuracy of the memos (at least as far as them expressing this one aide's thoughts).

Either way, it doesn't matter. So I'm not sure if we should care if they're 100% accurate or a little sweetened. They're meaningless.

It's fun to hear the left talk about impeachment, though.

Have fun, guys. As someone who was big into impeachment a few short years ago, let me tell you it's not going to be nearly as fun or satisfying as you might be imagining.



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