The Downing Street Memo title
top of sign post
The Memo nav link
Why Care nav link
Take Action nav link
News nav link
Related nav link
sign post
Home blurb

The Downing Street "Memo" is actually the minutes of a meeting, transcribed during a gathering of many of the British Prime Minister's senior ministers on July 23, 2002. Published by The Sunday Times on May 1, 2005 this document was the first hard evidence from within the UK or US governments that exposed the truth about how the Iraq war began.

Since that time, much more information has come to light through leaks of secret government documents and the accounts of an increasing number of people who have witnessed the administration’s wrongdoing firsthand.

There is now in the public record a large body of evidence that vividly illustrates:

Even as the Bush presidency winds down, a recent Senate investigation final report shows how the administration manipulated information to overstate the WMD threat and conjure up a connection between Saddam Hussein and Al Quaida that did not exist.

A majority of the American people now believes that the president intentionally misled our nation into war, and many more believe the sacrifice made in Iraq has not been worthwhile. This web site is intended as a resource to document the truth about how we were misled into war, so that we might avoid such a mistake in the future.


The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Report on Prewar Intelligence Assessments about Postwar Iraq

warning: 9.62 MB PDF
(plain-text version is being compiled)

Read it for yourself:
The Pentagon
Inspector General's

Review of the
Pre-Iraqi War Activities
of the Office of the Undersecretary of Defence for Policy

This report, for which a synopsis was released back in February 2007 is now available in its entirety.

A comprehensive, searchable database of many of the events, that led up to the US invasion
of Iraq.

Send email to a friend about this page:

Go here for images to use in linking to this site
About the team