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No Legal Basis to be in Iraq & Impeachment: Spread the Word!


I strongly urge We the People to read (on google, etc) the Iraq War Resolution
aka PL (Public Law) 107-243, Oct. 16, 2002. You'll find there is NO LEGAL Basis
now (if ever) for having troops in Iraq. Nor any mention of authority to occupy
or nation-build, etc. now. This, plus the new Congress, give us a solid basis to act.

Only Congress, per the Constitution, is authorized to declare and fund wars.
In the resolution, Congress authorizes the President to use our Armed Forces to: (1) defend the national security of the US against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and (2) enforce all relevant UN resolutions regarding Iraq.

The relevant sections that refer to the continuing threat to US national security
and world peace, refer to weapons of mass destruction and possession of chemical,
biological, and nuclear weapons & supporting/harboring terrorist organizations by Iraq.
These have all been shown to be lies, & while they may have been plausible to some in 2002, they are not viable in 2007. For Congress to continue to let known, serial liars in the Administration continue war in our names is criminal, impeachable behavior.

Why is this so important? Well, since there is no legal authority to be in Iraq, and
assuming we respect the Rule of Law and the US Constitution, then inescapably,
we MUST get out of Iraq Now/ASAP, or else Congress must pass a new resolution
of war (not likely now).. and if Congress fails to act, then We the People must
hold them accountable, by Impeaching all members, both Democrats & Republicans,
including the President and Vice-President, who continue to back these illegal activities.

This is not idle speculation: it is required under the Constitution, but is only doable now once the new Democratic Congress is in place. And it will only happen if We the People demand it, through widespread, grassroots efforts, by many individuals & media outlets.

We Need Your Help!!! Help to spread the word, to your email & blog networks/friends,
and to Talk shows, print and other media, so that Congress cannot ignore the People.

Remember: We cannot stay in Iraq, because it is ILLEGAL to do so, therefore, we Must
get out ASAP, or violate the rule of law & the US Constitution. Such continued violations would lead to chaos & a break down in society, thus it is intolerable. Bush has no more authority to remain in Iraq, nor to increase forces there, and he & his administration cannot be trusted, as they are known serial liars. Congress could pass another war resolution, but to do so now would be inconceivable & would subject them to impeachment for recklessly endangering our constitution, troops, budget & security, and for needlessly giving up their constitutional war powers, again. If Bush fails to act lawfully, THEN the Congress needs to impeach him, cut off funds, & be accountable to the People.

The Issues are, to recap: the Iraq war resolution gave Bush limited power to use our
Armed Forces, namely to protect our national security from the state of Iraq from the
alleged threats of chemical, biological, & nuclear weapons, etc. Neither these weapons
nor threats exist, nor does the state of Iraq under Sadaam (both dead). Therefore,
there is No Legal Authority to continue our forces in Iraq, and they must be pulled out.
There is nothing in the Public Law/resolution about an Iraqi occupation, nation building,
or war forever. So, Congress must act & we the People must hold them accountable.

When Mr. Bush declared that hostilities were over on that air carrier photo op, that is
when the resolution became void. However, the previous republican Congress went along with all that their party leader, and Mr. Rove wanted. For the new Congress to allow any more expenditures for war related activites in Iraq would be a dereliction of their Constitutional duties, and it's up to We the People to assure this will not stand.

Please give this your highest priority,as both Congress and Mr. Bush are planning other
additional expenditures and expansions of forces, both illegally, very soon, in Iraq. So fellow citizens & patriots, spread the word, tell your friends, family, media, talk shows, email lists, letters, etc etc.
If not you, who? If not now, when?

Thank You Very Much,

Paul Revere1

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Paul Revere1.. Folks, it's time: pls contact ur congress members & insist they follow the Rule of Law and get OUT of Iraq ASAP, as there is NO legal basis left in the Iraq War resolution: also, remind them NO Bush SURGE of soldiers can be allowed for the same reason (I understand Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reed penned letters telling Bush
there will be NO surge tolerated; so, Now's the time to tell the
rest to do so, media too) On behalf of peace, tyvm. P.R.

p.s. remember if Congress & Bush won't do this, it's up to We
The People to make sure they do, w/impeachment if necessary.

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