Thursday, June 16, 2005

Did Bush Lie to Congress?

Do I think there is any chance Bush will be impeached? No.

Am I impressed, however, with the momentum building behind the "Downing Street memo?" Yes, actually.

From an article in the Baltimore Sun:

[T]he Downing Street minutes and other recently leaked documents illustrate that the intelligence was wrong by design.[Yup] The documents show officials at the apex of the government of our closest ally confirming among themselves what were the darkest suspicions about the Iraq war among ordinary Americans.

The evidence suggests that Mr. Bush has lied to Congress and to the American people about the justifications for war. It includes a formal letter and report that he submitted to Congress within 48 hours of launching the invasion in which he explained the need for the war in terms that appear to have been intentionally falsified, not mistaken.

Lying to Congress is a felony. Either lying to Congress about the need to go to war is a high crime, or nothing is.

Best of luck to them.



Blogger truthseeker said...

Congressman plans to dissect Downing Street memo at forum

6/16/2005 05:33:00 PM  
Blogger truthseeker said...


6/17/2005 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting article from Fox News in which Howard Dean condemns as "anti-Semitic" literature at Democratic National Committee questioning US motives in the Mideast:

Dean Displeased by Anti-Semitic Lit. at DNC
Sunday, June 19, 2005

•Dean: 'We Are Here to Fight'•Cheney: Howard Dean 'Over the Top'•Dean Undeterred by Media Frenzy•Dean Defends Criticism of GOP•State Department: Anti-Semitism on Rise
WASHINGTON — A handful of people at Democratic National Headquarters distributed material critical of Israel during a public forum questioning the Bush administration's Iraq policy, drawing an angry response and charges of anti-Semitism from party chairman Howard Dean (search) on Friday.

"We disavow the anti-Semitic literature, and the Democratic National Committee stands in absolute disagreement with and condemns the allegations," Dean said in a statement posted on the DNC Web site.

Rep. John Conyers (search) of Michigan, the senior Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, organized the forum on Thursday at the Capitol to publicize and discuss the so-called Downing Street memo (search). That document suggests that the Bush administration believed that war with Iraq was inevitable and that the administration was determined to use intelligence about weapons of mass destruction to justify the ouster of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

The Sunday Times of London has reported that the prewar document, which recounts a meeting of Prime Minister Tony Blair's national security team, was leaked from inside the British government. The White House has rejected the memo's assertions.

Conyers' event occurred in a small Capitol meeting room, and an overflow crowd watched witnesses on television in a conference room at DNC headquarters. According to Dean, some material distributed within the DNC conference room implied that Israel was involved in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

One witness, former intelligence analyst Ray McGovern, told Conyers and other House Democrats that the war was part of an effort to allow the United States and Israel to "dominate that part of the world," a statement Dean also condemned.

"As for any inferences that the United States went to war so Israel could 'dominate' the Middle East or that Israel was in any way behind the horrific September 11th attacks on America, let me say unequivocally that such statements are nothing but vile, anti-Semitic rhetoric," Dean said.

"The inferences are destructive and counterproductive, and have taken away from the true purpose of the Judiciary Committee members' meeting," he said. "The entire Democratic Party remains committed to fighting against such bigotry."

6/20/2005 05:26:00 AM  

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