Tuesday, May 31, 2005

In Support of a Resolution of Inquiry

from arse poetica:

Shakespeare's Sister has pulled together the Big Brass Alliance in response to After Downing Street's campaign to urge Congress to investigate whether B*sh has committed impeachable offenses relating to the war on Iraq. The Big Brass Alliance, a consortium of over 100 bloggers compiled by Shakes Sis in a few days, is an effort to spread the word on this important story, a story which has yet to be given its proper airing in mainstream media channels. More details below:

After Downing Street is a Coalition of veterans' groups, peace groups, and political activist groups, which launched on May 26, 2005, a campaign to urge the U.S. Congress to begin a formal investigation into whether President Bush has committed impeachable offenses in connection with the Iraq war. The campaign focuses on evidence that recently emerged in a British memo containing minutes of a secret July 2002 meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his top national security officials.

The name is a reference to the Downing Street Memo, a British memo recently made public in the London Times, which contained the minutes of a secret July 2002 meeting between British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his top national security officials.

After Downing Street reports: In response to the release of the memo, John Bonifaz, a Boston attorney specializing in constitutional litigation, sent a memo to Congressman John Conyers of Michigan, the Ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, urging him to introduce a Resolution of Inquiry directing the House Judiciary Committee to launch a formal investigation into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House to impeach President Bush. Bonifaz's memo, made available today at www.AfterDowningStreet.org, begins: ‘The recent release of the Downing Street Memo provides new and compelling evidence that the President of the United States has been actively engaged in a conspiracy to deceive and mislead the United States Congress and the American people about the basis for going to war against Iraq. If true, such conduct constitutes a High Crime under Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution.’"

Congressman Conyers is now seeking 100,000 signatures to sign a letter on the Downing Street Inquiry. Information available at Raw Story and dKos.

Sign the letter here. Write your congressperson here.

One thing to remember: this is a call for an investigation into the possibility of impeachable offenses, not some unhinged yelling about how much B*sh sucks (though that argument could be made easily). Sign the letter, write your congressperson, join the Big Brass Alliance, and all the while remember that Watergate, just now back in the news in some incredibly interesting cosmic timing, started out as a third-rate burglary. Let's follow the money here, too, see what we find.


Mitch H. said...

So will they wear the neatokeen red robes, or is this to be a postmodern Inquisition?

handdrummer said...


This is a smoking gun. They lied. Flat out lied. Bush had decided to invade Iraq before 9/11 even happened. It's here in black and white.

You were duped. Sorry to break it to you. Your neocon buddies are not the knights in shining armor you have convinced yourself they are. They are a mob of theocratic power hungy thugs. They think anything they do is ok because their god is on their side. Torture, theft, lies, treason, all are ok because it furthers the holy plan.

Well it's time to call bullshit on that. And this memo does.

If you truly were an independent intellectual you would acknowledge that.

handdrummer said...

And to directly answer your Inquisition question, if it were up to me, I'd be at Gitmo using the hot tongs and the thumbscrews on the Supreme Dick and Little Ratfucker Rumsfeld even as we speak. I wouldn't even bother with Presidense Horse Fluffer. He only knows what they've told him anyway.

Wasn't that his excuse about the WMD?

I truly despise the lying, treasonous, corporatist, theocratic scum who are trying to destroy my country.

Want it said any plainer?