Excellent update on the case against Mr. Bush from consortiumnews.com:
The clues are falling into place, pointing to the incontrovertible judgment that George W. Bush willfully misled the United States into invading Iraq, in part, by eliminating the possibility of the peaceful solution that he pretended to want.Read the whole article by Robert Parry.
Editorial from Bangordailynews.com:
Bush was determined to go to war, "Intelligence and facts are being fixed around the policy." "Fixed" means faked, manufactured, conjured, hyped - the product of whole cloth fabrication.Tell me this isn't more serious than what Clinton did to get impeached.
So we got aluminum tubes, mushroom clouds imported from Niger, biological weapons labs in weather trucks, fear and trembling, the phony ultimatums to Saddam Hussein to turn over the weapons he didn't have and thus couldn't. We got the call to arms, the stifling of dissent, the parade of retired generals strategizing on the "news" shows, with us or against us, flags in the lapel, a craven media afraid to look for a truth that might disturb their corporate owners who would profit from the war. Shock and Awe. Fallujah. Abu Ghraib.
It was all a lie. Many of us have said for a long time it was a lie. But here it is in black and white: Lies from a president who has taken a sacred trust to uphold the Constitution of the United States.
Go ahead, i dare ya. It makes Bush's rhetoric on accountability and a culture of life sound more hollow and hypocritical than the first time he said it.
From Seattle Weekly:
The information needed to impeach George Bush for lying to Congress, the United Nations, and the American public about the most serious imaginable matter—the misuse of military force—is all out there. It's been reported, in foreign media, in the alternative press, in the margins. But it has not been championed by major media, and so it has not been taken to heart by either the American public or Congress.Yes, it's all out there. Here's the "memo" itself. What are we to make of the US Media's apathy, indifference, ignorance - whatever it is that's keeping this story under the radar? I'm confounded.
From the Sun-Sentinel in Florida:
With all the evidence available, and the new information emerging regarding the lies, twisted truths and selective intelligence that brought us into an unprovoked and unnecessary war, it's time for the nation to hold responsible the man sitting where the buck stops at the White House. I find it untenable that we would almost impeach one president for engineering and condoning a break-in and impeach another for a sexual liaison, but not a man who started a deadly war based on lies, deceit and avarice.Okay, now we're talking. Except for one thing: the buck does not stop at President GW Bush. He's made that abundantly clear. It's never his fault, the buck stops at any number of disposable pawns in his chain of command. It's the fault of some anonymous underlings, some unamed bureaucrats, and the grunts on the ground. Remember, he can't recall making any mistakes since he took office, so apparently, nothing is his fault. BTW, is this a sign of some sort of neurosis? And so far, the media and congress - those who should be taking him to task for his words and actions - refuse to hold him accountable.
Ralph Nader & Kevin Zeese
Former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean (this was from a TWO YEARS AGO!)
What can you do? Fight the Power.
Sign MI Rep. John Conyers' letter to W. Over 89,000 concerned citizens have already done so. Write your Rep. with this handy online form.
Enjoy your weekend.