memos, memos, everywhere

Here's an article about one from 1998. Kofi, Kofi, naughty, naughty.

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So now that information is out, what do you suggest we do?

"Absolutely nothing. Ignore him and the entire UN to boot..."

That's what I was going to say and then I remembered Bolton. Send him in first. At the very least it might be fun to watch.

If I hadn't posted already, I would have modded your comment +1 for funny.

According to CBC News, a spokesman for Kofi Annan had this to say about the release of the memo:

"The secretary general has no recollection of such a meeting, so the records are turned over to [committee chairman Paul] Volcker, including a list of all the people who were on the trip. Mr. Volcker can interview any, every one of those people if he wishes, to see what other people's recollections are and he will make the final determination," said Fred Eckhart.

This is a good way to respond to new allegations raised by an old memo.Let's hope that Tony Blair will follow Mr. Annan's example and let the US Congress or an independent commission "interview any, every one of those people if he wishes, to see what other people's recollections are" of those who attended Blair's July 23, 2002 meeting.Once those interviews are done, the interviewers can move on to the American officials that Straw and Dearlove spoke to in coming to their conclusions. Then both countries' citizens can draw their own conclusions based on hard evidence.My praise for Annan's openness is NOT a decision on his guilt or innocence. It seems like he has a good bit of explaining to do. But interviews are a good start.

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