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Example Legislative District Resolution to Senators to urge Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chair of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to Initiate Phase II of Promised Investigation into the use or misuse of pre-war intelligence:

WHEREAS the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on intelligence, Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) determined that the investigation into pre-war intelligence would be carried out in two phases: Phase I investigating the quality of the intelligence and Phase II the use or misuse of that intelligence; and

WHEREAS Senator Pat Roberts promised to allow phase II to be initiated after the 2004 election, be it therefore

RESOLVED that the (your organization) will request that (your Senator[s] ) compose a "Dear Colleague" letter to Senator Roberts urging him to immediately initiate the promised phase II of the above mentioned investigation and solicit signatures of fellow Senators to express the gravity of this matter.

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Mr. Roberts:
You promised to allow phase 2 after the 2004 election. By going back on this promise, you are not only losing all credibility, but you are fitting the stereotype of a "typical politician." Neither make you look very good, and neither are good for America.

Mr. Roberts,

Phase 2 of the investigation into pre war intelligence was supposed to be carried out after phase 1.

We have learned since Phase 1 that there were 52 warnings from various sources that were ignored about attacks on our country. We have also learned that some information wasn't even considered when the commision came to their conclusion on the 9/11 investigation into the trade center tragedy.

We now know that Ms. Rice lied in her testimony to the commission or so it would seem since there 52 warnings of an impending attack and some of those warnings mentioned airplanes. If Ms. Rice didn't lie than she must of been the most uninformed person holding a position of power and should have been demoted not promoted.

We have the Downing Street Minutes that strongly suggests that intelligence was being shaped by the Bush Aministration to go to war with Iraq even though Mr.Bush claims it was not. In fact most of what Mr. Bush stated was found to be in error. From mushroom clouds to biological weapons to uranium for nuclear programs.

It would also seem to me that with the Plame investigation that Mr. Bush used England for his intelligence about uranium because it strenthened his case for war even though he knew it was not true because of Wilson's investigation into that claim. He knew it was not true and used in in his state of the union address.

You promised to allow phase 2. As an American and with the information that has come to light since phase 1 I believe going back on your promise will not be very becoming to you. We as American citizens deserve to know the truth no matter how bad the outcome. Please keep you promise.

You claim to be a born again Christian and that we should all ask what would Jesus do? Since Jesus was a poor carpenter and asked for nothing for himself and that his deciples should ask for nothing but to work for their own living and give the donations to the poor. What are you doing? You are sending men and women to Iraq to feather your own pockets. You don't care about the poor, elderly, disabled or the military. To you they are all expendable. You want us all to disappear so there will be more for you in the end. I wonder just what you will meet on Judgement Day. Your banker or God?

If you really cared about someone else beside yourself, you would want this investigation done with all expediency. You would want to find out the truth and do something about it BEFORE election time. Putting it off will just make the lie bigger.

I truly believe that you are one of the biggest hypocrits that was ever put on earth. Is the part of the Bible where Jesus says "I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kindom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom on God."(Matthew 19:23-24)

Remember the Pharasees were rich and were dispised by Jesus. They made laws and they took money. Are you so much better than they are?

Do the job you were elected to do.

Ruth Herling

Mr. Roberts,

Phase 2 of the investigation into pre war intelligence was supposed to be carried out after phase 1.

We have learned since Phase 1 that there were 52 warnings from various sources that were ignored about attacks on our country. We have also learned that some information wasn't even considered when the commision came to their conclusion on the 9/11 investigation into the trade center tragedy.

We now know that Ms. Rice lied in her testimony to the commission or so it would seem since there 52 warnings of an impending attack and some of those warnings mentioned airplanes. If Ms. Rice didn't lie than she must of been the most uninformed person holding a position of power and should have been demoted not promoted.

We have the Downing Street Minutes that strongly suggests that intelligence was being shaped by the Bush Aministration to go to war with Iraq even though Mr.Bush claims it was not. In fact most of what Mr. Bush stated was found to be in error. From mushroom clouds to biological weapons to uranium for nuclear programs.

It would also seem to me that with the Plame investigation that Mr. Bush used England for his intelligence about uranium because it strenthened his case for war even though he knew it was not true because of Wilson's investigation into that claim. He knew it was not true and used in in his state of the union address.

You promised to allow phase 2. As an American and with the information that has come to light since phase 1 I believe going back on your promise will not be very becoming to you. We as American citizens deserve to know the truth no matter how bad the outcome. Please keep you promise.

Mr. Roberts,

Phase 2 of the investigation into pre war intelligence was supposed to be carried out after phase 1.

We have learned since Phase 1 that there were 52 warnings from various sources that were ignored about attacks on our country. We have also learned that some information wasn't even considered when the commision came to their conclusion on the 9/11 investigation into the trade center tragedy.

We now know that Ms. Rice lied in her testimony to the commission or so it would seem since there 52 warnings of an impending attack and some of those warnings mentioned airplanes. If Ms. Rice didn't lie than she must of been the most uninformed person holding a position of power and should have been demoted not promoted.

We have the Downing Street Minutes that strongly suggests that intelligence was being shaped by the Bush Aministration to go to war with Iraq even though Mr.Bush claims it was not. In fact most of what Mr. Bush stated was found to be in error. From mushroom clouds to biological weapons to uranium for nuclear programs.

It would also seem to me that with the Plame investigation that Mr. Bush used England for his intelligence about uranium because it strenthened his case for war even though he knew it was not true because of Wilson's investigation into that claim. He knew it was not true and used in in his state of the union address.

You promised to allow phase 2. As an American and with the information that has come to light since phase 1 I believe going back on your promise will not be very becoming to you. We as American citizens deserve to know the truth no matter how bad the outcome. Please keep you promise.

Sir: We as voters are not "Naive Bubble Heads"; there will be an overturn for the Republican Party. Sady the honest conservative will be thrown out, with the crooks liars thieves and traitors: As they have become the face of the Republican Party.
You have disgraced the name and reputation of our nation. You have joined a coalition of under-world dimention; but shurely truth and honesty shall bring you down as shure as there is a God in judgement.
Your loyalty to the Constitution of the United States, and the Statute Law of government is in question and will be weighed in the public view. The forgiveness of the Nixon era will be short lived.

I think there should be an independent councel to investigate it like White Water.

Dear Senator,
As more and more Americans die in Iraq I believe it is time to take a close look as to why we are there. Finding the answer will not be easy nor will it enable us the simply pull out of Iraq. WE have a "tiger by the tail" and What it should do is determine if Congress and the American people were lied to and whether or not the present administration is guilty of creating that lie.
During the Clinton Administration we had the White Water investigation. No Americans were killed or wounder. We also had the Lewinsky affair and came very close to impeachment. Again, no Americans killed or wounded. Here we have over 1700 killed, over 11,000 wounded, unknow killed and wounded Iraqis and hundred of billions of dollars spent on "no bid contracts" to companies close to the administration.
I believe it is time we found out "why" we are there in view of the fact that Iraq was not involved with 9/11, did not have WMD, was trying to build nuclear weapons and was not a threat to our security

We need to investigate this further. There could be
criminal charges and people are just going free without
being checked into. Look at all the money spent to look into
White Water..this involves young people dying everyday.

Investigation? Enough of this lip service nonsense. We can all read and comprehend! Bush lied about his reasons for war in Iraq. Now we are stuck in a heck of mess. Innocent people dying for nothing! Get rid of the monster aka GWBush! I can't stand that disgusting liar. Americans quit being so gullible. Become involved and learn the truth. For one thing; TURN OFF THE FOX STATION!!! That is merely propaganda to promote the Rabid Right Wing party in this country. We don't have real news anymore. We just have what the right wing wants us to see on the TV. I don't know who is worse; the weasel journalists or the lying politicians!

amen!

ANSER THE QUESTIONS

Mr. Roberts:

It is time to fulfill your obligation to conduct Phase II of the investigation. This needs to be done with more than lip-service efficiency and honesty. Our countrymen our dying everyday in support of a war which should never have been begun. Every new death is attributable to the lies of this administration. Do you want them attributed to your delay, also?

How long do we have to wait and how many more have to die before you will do something?? After Bush completes his 2nd stolen term? The longer you wait the more that die for no reason. How can you even sleep at night?

Mr. Roberts,
The stalling should stop, the republicans have proven to the country one thing....that you don't really care what the degree of corruption that takes place within your own ranks...!
Is there no integrity or courage to stand for the truth left within your party?
You are shaming our country by leaving yet another crime go un-investigated.

When are you going to allow the American public the courtesy of hearing the truth about the Downing Street memo? The longer you put off producing the documents, only shows that you are trying to cover up something. Do we have another "Watergate" on our hands? The big difference is no one died due to Watergate, how many lives have been lost, Ameriacan and Iraqi, due to this cover-up? I wonder how you people can look in the mirror in the morning with all of that blood on your hands!

It is time for a CLEANING OF THE HOUSES! Every single one of the elected politicians are under close scrutiny now. Too many lies have been sliding by and our politicians have done NOTHING! Enough is enough. We are going to get rid of all of the Republicans that go along with the Bush lies. The Democrats that even refuse to open their mouth about so many lies of Bush, get ready to move on! I can't stand any one of you liars in Washington. Americans deserve better. You all have forgotten; YOU WORK FOR US! So many lies. So much evil doings; I couldn't stand to be in a room with any of you politicians for more than 5 minutes.

How can the information we have heard go unnoticed? Congress was ready to string up Clinton over his liars about an affair. Lying is just as much as a crime especially when the lies have hurt innocent people. When will Congress stop supporting a man and a party, when their main concerns should be to the People? I am so ashamed of this country for allowing this to go as far as it has. If the documents that show Bush as lying to the People and to Congress are not true, then allow the investigation to prove it so.

I fully agree that there should be an investigation;I also believe that if it takes three days before he can come off vacation to pretend to do something about KATRINA,then there is some feet dragging about everything else.Instead of linning your pockets and the pockets of those WHO AGREE with you how about doing something worth while-------QUIT

Mr. Roberts,

There needs to be a thorough investigation regarding the"planning" of the our invasion of Iraq. You cannpt evade this duty much longer.

You said you would look at thw whole picture and either you were lying or you still fully intend to follow through.

Which is it?

A critical mass has caught on to the truth. I hope you will recognize the political danger of not following through.

This should be investigated to the fullest. It is much much worse than Monica l. or White Water. Why is it not been proved false or checked to be true which it probably is. Sounds true to me / I never believed the lies that were told to get us in war.
For the sake of our brave soldiers and for the sake of this country Please follow through on this Thank you

Mr. Roberts "promised?" Ha ha ha HA HA HA ha ha ha... ahem. More liars promising to investigate liars? Congress has become useless to the citizens of this country. Those well meaning people sending the above messages pleading for honesty and integrity from our politicians are wasting their breath! Congress does not work for us. They work for whoever finances their campaigns. They use the money to lie to us massively for a short time by paid ads on tv and radio so they can get re-elected. Then they go back to working for the big campaign finance contributors,, and that isn't you and it isn't me. Who do you work for every day? Whoever is paying you, that's who. Congress is not one bit different in that respect. They're doing their job, as defined by their employers.

We The People are their employers. Our taxes pay their salaries. The sooner we the rank and file, the so called ordinary people, get this idea in their collective minds this country and world will be much better. We may not have the money the corporations use to buy and influence the politicians but we have the numbers, and our numbers equal power.

We need to remove whatever kind of apathy many of us have learned and developed. We have grown accustomed to our apathy. We may of had help in becoming this way, but we let this happen to us. We must come out of our stupor to reconnect with one another and our government. If we continue on this path we have no one to blame but We The People.

If we have pessimism we must alter that energy to more optimistic and positive endeavors.

We hire and fire our Congress through the use of our vote. That's it. Since a large proportion of the votes cast in the next election will be on electronic voting machines which have been proven to be riggable, and have already been rigged, we no longer have even this means to control the bastards. How optimistic do you want me to be in the face of this miserable fact?

I urge people to read this post again and let what this person said BURN INTO YOUR BRAIN, because this addresses the REAL problems we are facing! "HA HA HA ... ahem. More liars PROMISING to investigate liars? Congress has become useless to the citizens of this country. Those WELL MEANING people sending the above messages pleading for honesty and integrity from our politicians ARE WASTING THEIR BREATH! Congress DOES NOT WORK FOR US. They work for WHOEVER FINANCES THEIR CAMPAIGNS. They use the money to lie to us massively for a short time by paid ads on tv and radio so they can get re-elected. Then they go back to working for the big campaign finance contributors,, and that isn't you and it isn't me.

Obviously one thing we have to is to controll the money these greedy sob/politicans get and spend. Another is to GET RID OF ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES. Next would be to IMPEACH BUSH, ALONG WITH MOST OF HIS LIEING, THIEVING SCUMBAG ADMINISTRATION! And most important of all would be to go after the people behind all of this, IE, the military, and super rich industriliast that run the show!
Last but not least, to anyone that hasn't seen "In plane site" it is a well done, must see documentry available at ... http://www.911inplanesite.com/

Why are Americans sleeping? Where are the protestors? I know that there are a few of us but the movement should be in the tens of thousands.
I really get sick when dubya dubya II says he is a Christian. People that believe he is holy it is only because this president is against abortion. He sure doesn't mind tearing apart families in Iraq OR Afghanistan both American and Iraqi.
This is the most immoral administration that Americans have had to deal with.
I urge every able bodied person not just Americans to stand up and say we aren't going to take it anymore. Can we impeach the entire major players or rather murderers?

I agree with Marla. WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE as to what our Government is doing and saying to us. I have been signing on to anything that has to do with IMPEACHMENT that comes over my computer. This is a REPUBLIC, a government of the people, by the people and for the people. We can speak up to our elected officials if enough of us DO IT! Look at the latest about what has happened in New Orleans. The city had been notified of the precarious nature of the levees last year. The wheels should have been put in motion to work on the levees way before this hurricane season. I still get angry when I remember that one of the firemen from the 9/11 incident who said that communication was not possible above the 30th floor of the twin towers to notify the people to evacuate. Instead people jumped out to their deaths. We spend billions on Homeland Security and don't secure obvious areas of need. Do we have to wait for the CIA and the FBI to protect our citizens? The Constitution states unequivocally that American citizens have the right to be protected by their Government.

My sentiments exactly!! ENOUGH IS MORE THAN ENOUGH!!!

I certainly wholeheartedly agree with impeachment, as Bush has made us a hated country. His incompetancy has no end in sight!!!! But the city of New Orlean's has been asking for help not since last year, but since 2002, and Bush has refused each and every time. and instead took more and more money from them to support his war in Iraq, until there was no possible way they could come up with the funds to fix this! Black, white, orange or green, rich or poor, these are our own people!!! I am apalled at how long it took Bush to take any action at all, let alone the small amount he did. He needs to be investigated for the Downing Street memos and I'm sure enough will be found to impeach him, if everyone in congress would be honest for once and do what they were elected to do! I am so ashamed as to what Bush has done to our great country. There are a whole lot of us that would like to see him impeached before he totally bankrupts our country! PLEASE INVESTIGATE THE DOWNING STREET MEMOS while we still have a bit of our country left!!!!! Do what you were elected to do. We've all had enpough of this administration!

I cannot believe how many ignorant people STILL support that lying b***ard Bush!! It makes me ashamed!! He is the most corrupt and incompetant president we have ever had in US history, along with his corrupt administration and their cover-ups. It's probably a good thing he is so anti-abortion, because of all the unessessary deaths in Iraq, and now in our southern states wiped out by Katrina, we'll need the extra people. A lot of those deaths and damages probably could have been prevented had he not refused to send money to Louisiana to fix the levees time and time again. Instead, he pulled away $71,000,000 from their budget to support his useless war in Iraq to protect HIS oil interests, (our military is not getting what they need either, he is using a lot of this to support Iraq's FORCED democracy), so they could not afford to fix the levees needing repair, even when he was warned of the dangers and asked numerous times for funds, since 2002. When those levees broke, it devastated New Orlean's, which is rich in irreplacable culture,has several big refineries,(and a whole lot more places in addition to the storm's own effects). New Orlean's is now about 80% under water, 20' deep in some places. So when they finally figure out how to get the water out and fix it, it will cost billions maybe trillions more to rebuild then it would have to repair it in the first place. But Bush has his priorities! They are wiped out in those states that were hit, and with all the money he pledged for AIDS research in Africa (more then he spent here), and Tsunami relief, and every other darn thing, does he even have any money left for his own people? Can we all say "incomprehensible national debt"? The lives lost will never be fixed! Where was Bush during this greatest disaster in US history? On vacation, doing NOTHING as he usually does in cases of crisis! (He also has taken more vacations than any other president in history). He was there on the ranch for 4 days after the hurricane hit until he finally had to come back due to being pressured and asked so many times for help. Now the media is trying to make him look like some sort of hero because he left his extended vacation 2 days early to help out! What a sacrifice from our fearless leader!! There are 100's of thousands of our own people without food, water, shelter, the basic necessities of life, and no electricty for at least 6 weeks, and I personally think they will be lucky to get it that fast. 23,000 people were moved from the partially destroyed superdome to the astrodome in Houston just for a safe place to stay. The looters are so bad that instead of rescuing more people, the guards and police are now ordered to stop that task and move to the looting areas. We are short of National Guards and Reserves needed to help them down there, because they are in Iraq!! So now materialistic things are more important than people's lives. People are stealing guns and weapons and shooting each other down there for basic stuff! Do any of you realize that with the astonomical gas prices now, they are predicting over $4/gal for regular in the very near future, possibly in a few weeks or sooner? That's because so many of our refineries were wiped out on the coast. Bush actually had to "think about it" before releasing emergency reserves of oil. Now if that isn't an emergency, what is?? This hurricane disaster does not just affect the coastal people, it will affect all of us! Not only will pump prices be higher, but our heating bills will skyrocket, groceries will go up and all the rest of our necessities due to increased shipping costs, and all you folks that have to travel frequently for business? Well planes take fuel too, so expect much higher airline fares, just to name a few. Do you also know that it takes $17,000/HR of tax payer money to fly the Air Force One just in jet fuel alone? That doesn't even begin to count all the money he uses for high priced security, hotels, meals, and living high off the hog in general. There is no end to this madman's spending! He's like a little kid, totally irresponsible! His extra heavy limos for local transportation get probably less gas mileage then a Hummer, because all the heavy armor in them. Bush has taken ALL the social security reserves to fund Iraq and support their country. What about us here in the US? He also okayed a 25% cost of living raise for government employees, those on fixed income, social security didn't even get a thought, let alone a raise for cost of living. He has also taken over $400,000,000 out of social security funds to fly all over creation pushing for privitization that no one in their right mind would want, because he says social security is going under. No wonder!!! He is great for taking, taking and taking, what has he given us back besides grief? This war is a farce, a dream of Bush, to protect his own greedy interests, and pad the pockets of his friends in the oil industy, and the Downing ST memos pretty much prove it. If not, why does he refuse to give out the information regarding this, so that it can be investigated? If this is not true, then I would think he would be more then happy to give the evidence to prove himself innocent. He is stalling so that he and his cronies can think of more lies and ways to worm out of this too! If he is guilty, then he should not only be impeached, he should be sent to prison for treason against the United States. What he has done is totally against our constitution. People, don't give up!! If enough of us write to our congressmen, someone is going to have to at least pretend to do something about this. Murdering 1,000's of people can not even come close to a sexual encounter in the whitehouse! Even Watergate didn't kill anyone. This man is bad, bad news, and needs to be impeached!! I feel sorry for the next president, because it will probably take 6 more presidents to undo all the damage he has done in just 1 term of office, who knows how much more if he continues, and our children and grandchildren will be paying off his debts for years to come. We need to get rid of him!!! All the things I have said above can be found in 100's of news articles and research on an internet search. Also the American Red Cross desperately needs donations if anyone is interested in helping.

The American people have had enough of the cover up in Washington.
It is time for Bush and his administration to come clean about the
Iraq war. We are being lied to on a daily basis and our credibility
throughout the world is in jeopardy. We need answers, and we need to
know the truth about the Downing Street Memo, and we need it NOW.
Please start phase2 of the investigation. It is time for the stalling
tactics to end.

Deceit by omission is a lie. In the positions of authority manifesting this level of deceit is treasonous and worthy of impeachment!! Please act upon this truth and for the truth for the sake of the American people!!

I urge you to fully investigate the Downing Street Memos. I don't know you well enough to call you names or discredit you. I believe that you discredit yourself by not doing the right thing and I am not one for calling names. The right thing is to tell the truth as the commandment states, thou shalt not bear false witness. If you know the truth and cover it up, it is the same as lying. If you don't know the truth and for whatever reason, don't investigate to get to it in any way that you can, it's the same as lying. So, I ask you as a voting, tax paying, Christian citizen who loves her country, to put aside any biases or fears you may have and do the right thing for the people who elected you to serve them, for justice, for your children, but most of all for your own soul. Yes, I believe you must someday answer to God, but right now you need to answer to me.

Fear not, the Lord will be with you all the way.

Mr. Roberts, I fell as though I am living in the twilight zone. How can so much evidence (like the downing street memo) surface and nothing be done! This memo (IF VALID) is smoking gun PROOF that we wrongly, and illegeally, INVADED A COUNTRY, HAVE KILLED 10s OF THOUSAND OF INNOCENT PEOPLE based on LIES! It is also PROOF that we have a bunch of dangerous thugs running this country that care nothing about human suffering, and place no value on human life. (FURTHER EMPHAZIED BY HURRICANE KATRINA)
Mr Robert's, America is probably the most feared/hated country on earth, and I must regreatfully say, with good reason.
SO PLEASE DO SOMETHING, INITIATE PHASE II OF THE DOWNING STREET MEMO.

Mr. Roberts,

The issues surrounding the Downing Street Memo can not be left alone. The investigation into pre war intelligence must be continued. To allow a potential lie, that has cost several nations thousands of lives, to go without question is more criminal than the lie itself. Senators and Congressmen have been elected by regular citizens to help protect those citizens. So, it is my fair assumption that if a lie were detected by those protectors, they should look into it on our behalf. Any action OTHER than looking into the lie would indicate to me that our elected officials see us (regular citizens) as mere cattle for the slaughter. I beg you to do your job.

BUSH NEEDS TO SHARE A CELL WITH SH IN IRAQ. WHEN ARE THE BRAIN DEAD IN THIS COUNTRY GOING TO WAKE UP? EVERYONE CLOSE YOUR BIBLES AND GET SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR GOV., WHO HAVE NOW COMMITED EVERY SIN IN THAT BOOK.

We cannot forget the Downing Street Memo . I request that it be investigated further .

This administrations lies, secrecy and unlawful war in Iraq must be investigated. Mr. Bush has lied to the American people, sent our young to die for an illegal war against a country that did not attack us. We are no longer a free and democratic nation. We have had our civil rights abbreviated and this investigation must be carried out to get to the truth. Then the truth, the whole truth, must be made public. And those responsible for all of those dead and all of those injured and all of those whose lives have been negatively changed forever will pay for those high crimes against our Nation.

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