Kerry: I'll make an issue of Iraq memo

The former presidential candidate says he'll draw attention to allegations about "fixed" intelligence when he returns to Washington next week.

By Tim Grieve
Published June 3, 2005 4:21PM (EDT)

The now infamous -- at least if you know where to look for it -- Downing Street memo hasn't gotten a lot of play in Washington or in the mainstream media, but that may change next week. Sen. John Kerry says he plans to make it an issue when Congress returns from its long Memorial Day recess on Monday.

"When I go back on Monday, I am going to raise the issue," Kerry said this week in a visit with the editorial board of the Standard-Times of Massachusetts. "I think it's a stunning, unbelievably simple and understandable statement of the truth and a profoundly important document that raises stunning issues here at home. And it's amazing to me the way it escaped major media discussion. It's not being missed on the Internet, I can tell you that."

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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