Detroit's Alternative Weekly
What’s that? You say you didn’t hear about the 300 or so people who packed an auditorium to overflowing at Wayne State University last week to participate in a town hall meeting marking the creation three years ago of what has come to be known as the Downing Street memo?
What’s that? You say you didn’t hear that the Detroit forum was one of five being held around the country by congressional Democrats wanting a definitive answer to the question: Did George Bush use a quarry-full of lies to pave this country’s path to war in Iraq?
What’s that? You say you didn’t hear about the roughly 300 house parties, rallies, protests, etc., held in conjunction with the more formal forums?
Well, if you’re in the dark about all this, you can be forgiven, because the vast majority of the mainstream media didn’t think all this was worth covering. News Hits went searching online Monday to see who’d written about the meetings and got only a handful of hits. The Detroit News and Free Press weren’t among the few print outlets covering the story.
We think it’s important.
We think it’s important that Bush, according to documents produced by British diplomats preceding our invasion of Iraq, had already decided on war at a time he was assuring Congress and the American public that our use of military force might be avoided. Those same documents also purport to show that the Bush administration was willing to “fix