Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Impeach these Bastards NOW

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Urgent!! Write your Representative to demand the truth about why the Bush administration invaded Iraq

ImpeachCentral.com is dedicated to the impeachment of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney for violating the Constitution of the United States.

While the Bush administration has violated the Constitution on numerous occasions, in May 2005 we decided to focus on the lies they told the American people and Congress which led us into the disastrous Iraq War.

These lies were revealed on May 1, 2005 when the Times of London published the secret "Downing Street Memo," the minutes of a meeting of Prime Minister Tony Blair's inner circle on July 23, 2002, which took place 8 months before George Bush told Congress and the American people that he was going to invade Iraq.

The minutes cite the head of Britain's MI6 (equivalent of the CIA), Sir Richard Dearlove, who is referred to as "C":

"C" reported on his recent talks in Washington. There was a perceptible shift in attitude. Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy. The NSC [Bush's National Security Council] had no patience with the UN route, and no enthusiasm for publishing material on the Iraqi regime's record. There was little discussion in Washington of the aftermath after military action.

The revelations in the secret "Downing Street Memo" outraged Democrats in Congress. Rep. John Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary, wrote a letter to President Bush demanding an explanation. The letter was signed by 88 House DemocratsConyers declared,

These allegations strike at the heart of our democracy and present the most troubling constitutional questions.  Did the Administration lie to the American people about its intentions with respect to Iraq?  Did the Administration engineer a confrontation with Saddam Hussein to justify the war?  Did the Administration deliberately manipulate intelligence to deceive the American people about the strength of its case for war?

Shockingly, the Bush Administration told reporters they saw "no need" to respond to the Democratic letter. In that case, Congress must conduct its own investigation of the White House to answer these crucial questions.

Constitutional scholar John Bonifaz has written a Resolution of Inquiry which states:

Whereas considerable evidence has emerged that George W. Bush, President of the United States, has engaged in a conspiracy to deceive and mislead the United States Congress and the American people as to the basis for taking the nation into war against Iraq, that George W. Bush, President of the United States, has manipulated intelligence so as to allege falsely a national security threat posed to the United States by Iraq, and that George W. Bush, President of the United States, has committed a felony by submitting a false report to the United States Congress on the reasons for launching a first-strike invasion of Iraq:

Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary is directed to investigate and report to the House of Representatives whether sufficient grounds exist to impeach George W. Bush, President of the United States. Upon completion of such investigation, that Committee shall report thereto, including, if the Committee so determines, articles of impeachment.

We urge all Members of Congress to support this Resolution of Inquiry. Click here to write your Representative to demand the truth about why the Bush administration invaded Iraq.



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