Occam's Razor and the Downing Street Memo
Dean Esmay lets the Downing Street Memo conspiracy theorists have it over at Dean's World. He concludes:
Simply apply Occam's Razor here. Which is more likely?
1) Hundreds of intelligence agents and officials and politicians at all levels of the US and British government conspired to forge and falsify intelligence documents in order to justify a case against going to Iraq, and this mid-level guy casually revealed the whole thing in a passing reference in an open, unclassified memo, or,
2) Evidence was being gathered and put into place in support of a proposed policy.
Dean is well-known for his support of the war in Iraq, but he is also considered one of the blogosphere's most fiercely independent thinkers and doesn't tow anyone's line.
He makes an excellent point.