Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Liberty or death

I'd rather get blown up than have people take away my basic rights. People are ready to die around the world for a glimpse of that freedom. Could americans please stop being cowards and face the world for what it is: a dangerous place, but one that we can at least roam free. This might sound like rhetoric but it's better than rhetoric about fear.

- daggotht / Wednesday December 21, 2005 01:52:14 PM EST (from comments)

Good point!

Conyers begins impeachment move

Rep John Conyers (D-MI) has brought three resolutions to the House which is carried would begin the impeachment process of Bush and Cheney.

House Res.635, asks that the Congress establish a select committee to investigate whether members of the administration made moves to invade Iraq before receiving congressional authorization, manipulated pre-war intelligence, encouraged the use of torture in Iraq and elsewhere, and used their positions to retaliate against critics of the war. The select committee would be asked to make recommendations regarding grounds for possible impeachment of Bush and Cheney.

The second resolution, H.Res.636, asks that the Congress to censure the president "for failing to respond to requests for information concerning allegations that he and others in his Administration misled Congress and the American people regarding the decision to go to war in Iraq, misstated and manipulated intelligence information regarding the justification for the war, countenanced torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment of persons in Iraq, and permitted inappropriate retaliation against critics of his Administration, for failing to adequately account for specific misstatements he made regarding the war, and for failing to comply with Executive Order 12958." (Executive Order 12958, issued in 1995 by former President Bill Clinton, seeks to promote openness in government by prescribing a uniform system for classifying, safeguarding, and declassifying national security information.)

A third resolution, H.Res.637, would censure Cheney for a similar set of complaints.

Of course under current House leadership of Bushes close cronies, none of these measures stand much of a chance unless they hear from a large number of their constituents. Even then, the Republican leaders are unlikely to act according to the will of the people. Only by taking to the streets will these bastards be run out of town it appears.



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