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Fertik to Pelosi


An Open Letter to Rep. Nancy Pelosi on Presidential Accountability and Impeachment
http://www.democrats.com/pelosi-letter

Dear Representative Pelosi,

Thank you for your letter requesting a contribution to elect a Democratic Congress in 2006 to "hold the President accountable."

This is a cause that I, and millions of Americans, wholeheartedly support. This includes Democrats, Independents, and a very large number of Republicans as well.

But I write to differ strongly with you on exactly how to "hold the President accountable."

Your letter delays George Bush's accountability until the distant date of January 2007 - the earliest time when Democrats could assume control of the House of Representatives after the election of November 2006.

January 2007 is 17 months from now.

Since Iraq's elections were held on January 30, 434 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq. That is nearly 65 per month. At this rate, another 1,105 American soldiers will die before Democrats would begin to "hold the President accountable" under your proposed plan.

This is morally unacceptable.

We have already paid too high a price for this war of lies: 1,871 soldiers have been killed, nearly 7,000 have been maimed, and tens of thousands have been permanently traumatized. Hundreds of Billions have already been borrowed from our children and grandchildren, and we are on track to spend Trillions.

The time for accountability is NOW.

Last October, the Duelfer Report proved Iraq had no WMD's in 2002, when George Bush used this claim to scare Congress into authorizing War.

This May, the Downing Street Memos proved these claims were not based on "faulty intelligence." Instead, the Bush administration deliberately fixed "the intelligence and facts... around the policy" - the policy of invading Iraq, even if Iraq had no WMD's at all.

The conclusion is clear: George Bush lied about Iraq to Congress, the American people, and the world.

In 1998, the Republican Congress voted to hold President Clinton accountable for his lies through Impeachment, even though only 26% of Americans thought Impeachment was the appropriate punishment for lying about sex.

Today, 42% of Americans think Impeachment is the appropriate punishment for lying about war. And that figure greatly understates true public support for Impeachment, because the media utterly refuses to discuss Impeachment - in contrast with 1998, when Impeachment was discussed around the clock.

It is true that Democrats in Congress cannot impeach George Bush (and Dick Cheney, who shares full responsibility with George Bush) by themselves.

But Democrats can introduce Articles of Impeachment and thereby put the issue of accountability squarely before the Republican majority - and the American people.

If Republicans prevent a full Congressional investigation and debate over Bush's lies, they will dishonor the 1,871 soldiers who died for those lies.

That is their choice to make - and they will have to suffer the moral (and political) consequences.

But as the House Minority Leader, it is your solemn duty to begin this urgent moral debate.

I urge you to introduce Articles of Impeachment immediately.

Sincerely,

Bob Fertik, President
Democrats.com

p.s. I also urge you to fully support the following Iraq-related bills that have already been introduced in this Congress, and to use your office to persuade all House Democrats to support these bills:

H.J.RES.55 (Reps. Neil Abercrombie and Walter Jones) requiring the President to develop and implement a plan for the withdrawal of United States Armed Forces from Iraq
http://www.kucinich.us/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3096

H.CON.RES.197 (Rep. Barbara Lee) opposing permanent bases in Iraq
http://capwiz.com/pdamerica/issues/bills/?bill=7937226

H.RES.363 (Rep. Rush Holt) for all documents on the outing of Valerie Plame
http://capwiz.com/pdamerica/issues/alert/?alertid=7950361&type=CO

H.RES.375 (Rep. Barbara Lee) to determine whether the Downing Street Memos are accurate
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/902

p.p.s. We have over 23,000 signatures on our impeachment petition:
http://elandslide.org/elandslide/petition.cfm?campaign=impeach

To read Rep. Pelosi's letter "Finally, the truth about Iraq" visit:
http://www.democrats.com/pelosi-letter
and scroll to the bottom.

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"And not a penny in donations from ME to ANY Democratic candidate until you do so."

What Cindy proved is that even without the "majority" we can still force some items onto the agenda. We CAN make the media listen.

If every single thing out of every single Democrat's mouth at every single speaking opportunity started with "And we are waiting for the Republicans to stop stonewalling and pass the articles of impeachment and hold hearings..." it would make it VERY hard for the Republicans and their right-wing media spin-machine to ignore it forever, and they would do so at their peril.

Charlie L
Portland, OR
CLL2001@gmail.com

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld should be impeached and then arrested.

ATTENTION CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS. We know you know in your heart that what Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld have done far exceeds the moral AND legal test for impeachment. So…. why won't you stand up and say so? Why won't you and your fellow Dems stand up and say what we all know to be true?

You have a duty to the American people, yourself and humanity to GO TO THE MAT on this and to do it now. Shut down the governments business if that's what you have to do to move this forward and pound it into the American mind. Use whatever guerilla parliamentary procedure is available to you. Say and do nothing else until the GOP agrees to investigate what any sane and just mind considers horrific crimes. No legislation, no issue, nothing you can personally gain or lose is more important than this. Nothing is more important than cutting this cancer from our government. Our safety, perhaps even our very survival depends on it.

Mountains of evidence show that these people are war criminals and traitors. You must stop them before they take us to war again, before they sell out our national security again. They have no right to do what they are doing. It is your right and your duty to stop them. Only you and your fellow elected congressional Democrats can get this done. This is why the people elected you.

Stand shoulder to shoulder, stand tall. Say what you believe, say it loud, say it all the time: they have committed impeachable offences. And I promise you, in the end, not only will you know you've done the right thing, but politically you'll come out on top. The American people will come to know traitors and criminals in their midst if you show them often enough what they look like. And in the end they will be grateful.

Senator Rockefeller, if you let Pat Roberts go back on his word to investigate the administrations use of intelligence history will never forgive you. History will hunt you down and punish you to the very same degree as those who have committed these despicable acts. Where are you? What could be more important than ensuring our leaders don’t twist intelligence to make fraudulent cases for war? As a member of the United States Senate you have the power to make sure this goes forward. You will have to put it on the line to be sure, but this is the right thing to do. Senator, we beg you, live up to your name. Stand tall in important ways.

Congressman Rangel, that was a very nice press release regarding all the killing in Iraq and when will stop. Thank you for your words. Since you penned them 60 more young, impressionable (presumably disadvantaged) Americans have died in Iraq. Words are no longer enough. Our country needs action.

Congressman Waxman, thank you for all your letters to the administration and the GOP leadership. You have shown you know right from wrong. But you have done little else. They are not listening. They don’t care. They have nothing but contempt not only for you, but for much of what America is supposed to be about. Your letters have proven to be entirely inadequate.

And Congressman Conyers... along with Congressman Waxman you have said, written, and requested much from and about this administration. You have said a lot of words that needed to be said.

But now it is clear we need different words now. We need words like IMPEACHEMENT and ARREST. Words like TREASON and HIGH CRIMES. We the American people need to hear words like SOLD OUT THE SECURITY OF OUR COUNTRY, OF OUR CHILDREN AND OUR LOVED ONES in order to try and COVER UP THEIR FRAUDLENT CASE FOR WAR. And we need to hear it from you and all your fellow congressional Democrats EVERY DAY.

These are simple concepts. And once you push these words and ideas into the American mind the game will be over. Congressional Republicans will then truly fear for their own jobs. And with good reason. YOU WILL COME OUT ON TOP POLITICALLY. In fact, you have the chance to crush the Republican Party. With this war and the way in which we were driven to it you have the great weight of the truth, the God awful truth. Bring it out and you will crush the conservative movement.

You all owe your constituents a course of action that is effective. At this point it is clear the intransigence of this administration and the GOP leadership knows no bounds. And thus it is clear that NOTHING you will do will have any effect at all, short of standing with your fellow Democrats and doing whatever possible to shut-it-all-down until open, good faith, adequately funded and staffed congressional investigations are underway and these ideas are front and center in our media culture. America deserves nothing less. America as we know it depends on your actions in the next weeks and months. You can do it. God speed…

That was eloquently written and this should definitely be read by all of our Democrats in the House and in the Senate. Can we send this to each one of them?

NOT JUST DEMOCRATS!!! every congress member!

This is extremely well written. I think you should make a video presentation and air it or cable it or webcast it. If you don't want to do it yourself, I might have an idea how to go about it.

Seriously.

Make a video and send it in to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now or pull up her website democracynow.org and ask her how to get this on Free Speech TV. This TV station is calling for anyone who would like to air their own news and this would certainly qualify. Perhaps you could get together with a few of your articulate friends and have a lively debate on this subject. Good luck.

Well I hope you produce the video soon because I want a copy to air in Northern Virginia.

Either that or I steal your script and we make it ourselves!

(hehe, wishful thinking)

Time someone stood up for those in uniform who have put their lives on the line... Yes, there is a big problem in Iraq that we made... This group has proven they cannot take care of it...time is up for the US and the troops. This White House is destroying our military... How much more do you need to make a case for a change in leadership? Silence is not the answer... Hagel can't make the case alone...

Great
this letter speaks the truth about what needs to happen
We have stand up our Democrats. they are afraid of bush/rove/rightwing nut slander spin machine.
They wont grow more spine till they hear from us. In fairness Pelosi has been speaking truth to power as well as Sen. Barbara Boxer, unlike Hlllary, kerry, others strangely silent why? Fear.
They need our support/ Disagree all you like, politicians need support

Great!! This letter states exactly what needs to happen
Nixon lied about a 3rd rate burglary. Clinton lied about sex.
Nixon resigned to avoid impeachment. Clinton was impeached.
When America finally realized Nixon lied to them, he was on a helicopter back to San Clemente. Americans almost burned up the phone bank at the White House.See Frontline 25 year retro on Watergate.

Bush/Cheney/Rice/ Powell all lied to congress and the American People about the reasons for going to war. These are treasonous felonies
They are sufficient cause for impeachment. See John Bonifaz testimony at Conyers informal inquest. The question is, how to make it happen?

We Have to stand up and back up our Democrats. They are afraid of the cheney bush/rove/rightwing nut slander smear spin machine. This fear is justified when you see what they did to Max Cleland, John McCain, Joe Wilson, Valerie Plame, Kerry, Dean. bushco is immoral and vicious Right now they hold a tremendous amount of power, wealth, control over this country. Yes. Ideally our democrats should be stronger.
They will be when we show them and give them the support we have not given them until now.

This is Cindy's gift. She has jump started a stalled movement.
Dems will grow stronger when they hear from us. In fairness Pelosi has been speaking truth to power as well as Sen. Barbara Boxer, unlike Hlllary, Kerry, and others who are strangely silent. Why? Fear
They need our support. Disagree all you like; Politicians need support

The public is equally to blame. There has been a tremendous amount of apathy and willful ignorance by millions of Americans.These are the folks that need a kick you know where. Apathy Kills. Ignorance Kills. When the people lead; the leaders follow.

Great!! This letter states exactly what needs to happen
Nixon lied about a 3rd rate burglary. Clinton lied about sex.
Nixon resigned to avoid impeachment. Clinton was impeached.
When America finally realized Nixon lied to them, he was on a helicopter back to San Clemente. Americans almost burned up the phone bank at the White House.See Frontline 25 year retro on Watergate.

Bush/Cheney/Rice/ Powell all lied to congress and the American People about the reasons for going to war. These are treasonous felonies
They are sufficient cause for impeachment. See John Bonifaz testimony at Conyers informal inquest. The question is, how to make it happen?

We Have to stand up and back up our Democrats. They are afraid of the cheney bush/rove/rightwing nut slander smear spin machine. This fear is justified when you see what they did to Max Cleland, John McCain, Joe Wilson, Valerie Plame, Kerry, Dean. bushco is immoral and vicious Right now they hold a tremendous amount of power, wealth, control over this country. Yes. Ideally our democrats should be stronger.
They will be when we show them and give them the support we have not given them until now.

This is Cindy's gift. She has jump started a stalled movement.
Dems will grow stronger when they hear from us. In fairness Pelosi has been speaking truth to power as well as Sen. Barbara Boxer, unlike Hlllary, Kerry, and others who are strangely silent. Why? Fear
They need our support. Disagree all you like; Politicians need support

The public is equally to blame. There has been a tremendous amount of apathy and willful ignorance by millions of Americans.These are the folks that need a kick you know where. Apathy Kills. Ignorance Kills. When the people lead; the leaders follow.

This is the time for our leaders to accont for their lies that are killing too many people day after day!

I don't believe it was apathy on the part of millions of Americans but rather fear, which this administration is very carefully fanning to keep alive. Yes, the Democrats are afraid of the slander of those in power, but instead of joining together to build their strength and protecting each other, many of them have become Republicrats, turning against any Democrat who speaks out in disagreement of what the administration is doing. What we have to do is to support those Democrats who are trying to do their job against the odds and get rid of those Democrats who have found it easier to move to the right of the isle and go against what the Democratic party stands for. I really wish Barbara Boxer would run for President and have asked her to do so. She is one of the few who has shown the courage to stand up for what she believes and unfortunately, few are willing to support her in Congress. We cannot blindly support the "Democrats" when man of the Democrats in office are voting to increase money for continuing this illegal war, to make it illegal for people to get reasonably priced medication from Canada while supporting the large drug companies outlandish pricing in this country while charging lower prices in other countrys, underfunding our educational system, raising their own wages while refusing to raise the minimum wage, etc, etc. We need to clean house, not only of the damaging Republicans but also of the damaging Democrats. We need to send the message that if you don't do the job we hired you to do, then you will be fired!

You put that very well. Our Democratic representatives need our support more than ever. They are our pipeline to the White House. They need to feel our anger at Bush so they can act accordingly.

It is time that our elected Democratic officials stood up and backed up what the voters want.

We elect them to represent us first. Not their own cowardice. bush as at such a low we can shove every word and decision he has made since taking office back at him and we will survive.

What Democratic reps. and senators need to remember is...they were elected because we support them, not because they support bush. There is no issue more important than the immediate impeachment of bushco. They are the single greatest threat to this world!

We your constituent who put you our DEMOCRATIC LEADERS (House and Senate) demand that you stand united and pass ROI to this devastating situation in IRAQ. I promise that if you don't show unity in this process. I will wage my VOTE to ANOTHER DEMOCRATIC Candidate in 2006 who is worthy of my vote and willing to stand to the demands by the people it represents. This is not a game of politic (I scratch your back and you scratch mine- - - - or maybe another example....you donate to my campaign and I will do what you say) This is rubbish, this is not about politics...this is a matter of LIFE and PRINCIPLE. Don't ask us anymore monitary support when you are inturn not supporting as a VOICE for us who voted for you. I am tired of the lies and the killing and the crime at home, the public manipulation, the corruption, the greed and most of all the lack of backbone that has been exhibited by some...(not all) of our Democratic Leaders. You know who you are... that is exploiting the public for more money in order to speak for us. I'm tired of giving financial support in order to make you stand up for us. We gave you our VOTE...which is more than any $dollor is worth. Now do your job...speak for us... the working and tired and fed-up people of the United State. BRING OUR CHILDREN HOME NOW and punish those that brought this country to a war based on LIES. If you don't do what you are suppose to do...then you are just as guilty as they (BUSHco) are. PEOPLE are worth more than money...oil...or anything. THE security problem that is causing danger to this country is here at home...it is not in IRAQ or IRAN. It is in our street, our school, our government. The AMERICANS is just as tired as any of the other country of the betrayals that our leaders has exhibited. The Biggest securtity threat in this country is in the White HO and it is the corporate HO that is suppressing the AMERICAN People. Enough is Enough!

It's almost past due for the Democrats to stand up and speak clearly and forcefully against all the lies of this Administration. Also Roberts is a disaster waiting to happen for many years, if and when he makes it to the highest court in the land. If you remain wishy washy on Iraq, you will lose voters, who will just not vote, especially for a political party that can't remember what it stands for.

I'm printing the above letter from Mr. Fertik, and mailing it to Rep. Pelosi. I encourage others to do the same. I doubt that she will read our posts on this site.

I cannot express the level of gratification I feel at seeing that I was not the only one to respond to Nancy Pelosi's request for funds in this way! I could not believe that she thought Bush could be worked with or around. He and his cabal have their own unilateral agenda. The only way to "work with" them is to kick them out of OUR White House!

I believe it is very important to realize that each of their separate acts of destruction, from environment, to education, to Iraq,...you name it, are just distractions and divisions. Each group pursues the rescue of its special project, while Bush and his cronies dismantle the very foundations of our nation, undermine our social structure, and destroy the earth upon which we live. What we all need to do is turn and curse as one!

Every person who has opposed an atrocity of the Bush Regime needs to now oppose the Regime, itself. It cannot be given 3+ more years to alter our very reality!

We must pull together and IMPEACH BUSH! It must be OUR #1 priority!

Based on Fertik's spur, I wrote this email to pollers:

Zogby Poll is to be congratulated for being so forward-thinking that they asked about impeachment in their June survey. It's hard for me to believe that only 42% responded affirmatively as to whether this president should be impeached if it is discovered that he lied to the country to get us to go to war. After all, what more horrible act could a trusted leader do to his people to betray them? I'm appalled that nearly 60% of the people would NOT think this an impeachable offense.

However, I also remember that at the time the Congress was intent upon impeaching President Clinton for possibly lying about a sexual peccadillo, the populace was 70% AGAINST that Congressional effort. As I remember, the populace continued to be 70% against that impeachment effort throughout its duration. (Personally I can't understand why that was not 99.9%; nevertheless, that is my memory.)

And so I ask you to make and publish a comparison of the impeachment polls for Clinton during the months running up to and through his impeachment proceedings.

I also ask you to continue to monitor today's opinions about impeachment as we move forward and as more and more solid and documentary evidence about Bush's lies, cover-ups, and manipulation of intelligence (such as exposed in the Downing Street Minutes) are made public.

Thanks very much for your good efforts at the truth.

Sincerely,
Robert Locke
Retired Librarian

My comment is I confess very short. Hopefully when more of the truth of Bush's lies regarding the invasion of Iraq are noted in the news media, more people will be for impeachment. I strongly recommend increasing the US public's knowledge of Bush's lies on and off the net. Forums, blogs, web sites etc. Off net, networking, meetups etc.
In other words: Do one's best to spread the truth!!!

Perhaps the reason that the poll did not show a higher number of people that would want to see Bush impeached is that they were not aware of the Poll. I was not aware of this Poll and none of my family or friends were aware of it. I would have certainly voted to have him impeached. In fact, I have been asking why this has not been done before since he has gone against the Constitution on many ocassions. I feel that, not only can he be impeached but should be tried for war crimes along with Chaney and Rumsfeld. Rove should also be in prison for exposing an active CIA agents identity during a time of war. I have written to many Democrats, Republicans and news reporters and I feel like I'm talking to the wind. I believe the biggest problem we have is the lack of any substantial news reporting in this country. The few, truely independent news reporters, such as Amy Goodman on Democracy Now, are not well known to the general public and since they are soley supported by public donations, have little money to advertise themselves. Greg Palast, Semour Hearch and other true investigative reporters have few platforms other than Amy Goodmans news program, the internet and writing books with which to reach the public. This makes it very difficult indeed to compete with the 24/7 news repiorts of ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and FOX who spews out a mixture of Bush's propaganda, Hollywood gossip and fluff, pretending it is news. There is ONE TV station that is totally independent and that is "Free Speech TV". This is where the REAL independent news reporting is happening. Again, the problem is that this station is support ONLY by the public, no commericals, no corporations, no government funding. This is where you can find Democracy Now, INN World News, and programs with debates involving free thinking and speaking journalists and activists such as Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, etc. How do we get the knowledge of the existense of these programs out to the general public. As far as I know Free Speech TV is only available on DISH TV. Democracy Now is available on a limited level on Direct TV, it is on the internet at DemocracyNow.org. and also has a radio program but I don't know what station or time it is on. This, I believe, is the platform to build on.....I just don't know how.

I too did not know about the Zogby polls and would definitely have wanted to be counted in support of Bush and everyone you named being impeached or tried for war crimes. It is a sad state of affairs that the mainstream news media is manipulated by the large corporate support they receive not only in order to stay on the air but in order to report only on news that doesn't soil the government's officials who are either directly involved or financially supported by those same large corporate interests when elections are held. The person who referenced "Wag the Dog" is exactly right. While the true connections of the Bin Laden and Bush families should have been revealed and a continued search for Osama Bin Laden and all of his operatives should have been taking place, the President and Cheney, Ashcroft, Rumsfeld, Rove and Rice diverted the media and the nation's attention by starting a war in Iraq based on lies. He's not the stupid one, we are! And the longer we let this continue the more rediculous we become to everyone around the world that can see clearly how we have been duped by this president. And more will die!! He must be stopped! He must be impeached for the egregeous acts he has committed based in HIS agenda with OUR men and women in OUR name.

Actually George W. Bush has a very high regard for the truth. That's why he uses it so sparingly.

Please see http://upj-bayarea.org/ to see how we will hold Nancy Pelosi accountable for her continuing support of the Bush's agenda in the Middle East.

Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly voted to fund the war effort. Last May, she voted another $82 billion down the toilet to fund the occupation.

She refuses to support even the most timid resolution regarding the war.

She is worse than President Bush when it comes to supporting the occupation policies of the Israeli government. She has supported the building of the Annexation Wall. Nancy has supported assasination in the occupied terratories, in flagrant contridiction to international law. Pat Robertson, you have something in common with Nancy.

For those reasons we will follow the massive marches that will take place on the 24th with a challange to Pelosi on Monday the 26th.

You may also wish to see this for more info:
http://www.tomjoad.org/Pelosi.htm

Mr Bush has used and manipulated the facts to drive the ecomomy and USA to buy into his lies and false stories. Well, America is finally waking up to all he has done. Lets put an end to His distruction of our country and what is left of the good name of the USA. With him at the head....we will soon sink like the Titanic.....he also knows he is driving us into the deep waters and ruin. All in the name of HIS power and misguided beliefs. He is just a puppet for the rich and powerful who have always had thier own agendas. He isn't smart enough to see what they realy want to accomplish.

LIES, LIES, LIES, THIS MAN COULDN'T TELL THE TRUTH IF HE WAS ON FIRE!

As I write this I remember there is a proposal of sending even more troops to Iraq. Most likely they will go. This is downright disheartending to me and I strongly suspect millions of other Americans. Like many other Americans including some Congresspeople I believe there should be at the very least an exit plan.
Admittedly, naive me presumed once Saddam was defeated the war would end. Then I figured once Saddam Hussein was captured, that's it, the soldiers can come home. Then when elections were held, well you get the picture. Now the Middle Eastern country is suppose to be getting a constitution. Wondering what the next excuse is to prolong the war.

How ironic the Iraqi proposed constitution, when US freedoms are being eroded by the "US PATRIOT Act". Rights such as being safe from illegal searches, defendent's rights, freedom of expression and perhaps more are being not so slowly eradicated. Does anyone else see the irony?
My point is and I am certain many others among us agree, there should be an exit plan. The war it's argued was started on lies, misconceptions.

Lastly I'm wondering if one of the reasons Bush went to fight in Iraq was to try to disengage the US people, Bin Ladin was put on the back burner. IE, the invasion was used as a way for us to forget Bin Ladin is still alive and well. Remember the movie a few years back "Wag the Dog"?

Bush does not want Osama. The Bin Ladins and Bush are best of friends, both being oil buddies. Osama was just a step closer to Iraq. Then Iran, and Syria would be next. Just a thought, If we are to believe the U.S. government, they claim to have Saddam in custody, protected, housed, and three squares a day, because he was supposedly a bad man. But we dropped 30,000 bombs on the civilian Iraqi Men Women and Children in the first three weeks of this illegal invasion. Bush has lost all diplomacy to settle disputes peacefully, and he has proved it.

Just another way of thinking about things. It seems to me that Bush will never capture or kill bin Laden, I mean he has been such a good friend to Bush so far. Think about it, Bush wanted an excuse to invade Iraq and couldn't find one. He has been warned many, many times before taking office and during the eight months in office about the danger of bin Laden attacking the US and even the warning that he would use commerical planes to destroy buildings in NYC in Sept. What did Bush do during his first eight months in office? He went on a four month vacation! Then it finally happened, 9/11. And a Patriot Act came out of the blue to be signed by Congress without being read because it introduced in the wee hours of the morning to be voted on that same morning. OK, now they have a means to control us, not only through fear (which will be constantly nurtured and kept at a high level by the administration) but also with laws taking away our rights. Now Bush makes the illusion that somehow bin Laden and Hussain are in this together, even though they have been enemies for years. The publics fears are channeled toward Saddam and away from Osama and now Iraq is our enemy and our biggest threat. So Osama bin Laden gets off scot free while we blast the Iraqi people into bloody dust. As the war wages on, bin Laden is still free and still can be counted on as a threat to our lives in this country. But, instead of going after him, we are now looking at Iran as a threat to our lives in this country. Iraq is now being shown as becoming stable, no longer much of a threat (they never were) and the fear that is being carefully kept alive is now being focused on Iran. Like any good Dictator, Bush is controlling through a maintained level of fear that is so generalized that people cannot find the substance and so become fearful of everything and everyone. In their confusion they continue to look to their leaders to keep them safe because they are feeling helpless. And bin Laden is kept alive because he serves his purpose in being there when needed. In this way,this administration can go from country to country, building up their empire in the hopes of being the Dictators of the world.

Someone has to take a stand. I realize that Bush is his own worst enemy, but sitting back waiting for him to screw up makes it look like Democrats are afraid to take him on. We need to be strong and united and LOUD. We need to use repetition of statements that resonate with the public. It works for Rove, why not us? Bush is clearly the worst president this country has ever had. How many more people have to die or be maimed before he's held accountable. The Republicans like to say that Democrats voted for this war, too. Why aren't we immediately responding that these votes came because the voters thought they were being told the truth, not fed a litany of lies. Who could have suspected that?

George Bush is making a mess out of our foreign and domestic policy. He must be stopped soon and the Congress is the best traffic cop I can think of at this time.

Robet A. Jacobs
40 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10011

I understand why so many Dem.'s voted to give Bush authority to go to war -- they were mislead with lies just like so many Americans were. I never believed the lies and was protesting weekly for months before the war began. STILL the Dem.'s can't come out publicly and say the only reason they gave Bush the authority was because they were mislead. If Kerry had ever said that clearly during the campaign it could have made a difference.

Too many Dem.'s on the federal and state level are supporting legislation that is detrimental to the citizens of this country like the bankruptcy reform, the energy bill, CAFTA, etc. It is difficult for me to donate another dime to the party.

At this point in time my money would be better spent if donated to Cindy Sheehan. What a sad commentary.

I will target money to the people who aren't afraid to publicly tell the truth and so far I haven't seen a single Dem. that has. Finally Russ Fiengold has publicly stated we should set a date for withdrawal, but when questioned further he is wishy washy. One more day in Iraq will NOT help us win because it is unwinnable.

I will be in DC on Sept. 23, 24, and 25. I hope that millions of Americans will give their time and dig to find enough money to make the trip to demand what the Dem's so far have been too chicken to demand -- Impeachment hearings.

Most of the Democrats in Congress are so similar in their political loyalties to most of the Republicans that I have decided to stop all support for the Democratic Party.

From now on I will give money and time only to candidates who courageously defend the US Constitution and represent people, like me, who are not wealthy and who do not worship at the thrones of big corporations. I will support only those who prove by their actions that they value justice (and that good old moral value--truth, upon which justice depends). As I have read the many sources of information that spell out the crimes and felonies committed by President Bush, I have expected the Democrats in the House and Senate to get together and begin introducing impeachment resolutions.

Sadly, most of the Congressional Dems are not demanding that President Bush and his administration be held accountable for their grievious assaults on the foundations of our national and state governments. Their failures to join and support the few Democrats and Republicans who have spoken out and taken actions to confront Bush's destructive acts and policies speak volumes about their lack of convictions to do the right things.

My withholding of support will not make any difference--but the withholding of support by a million Democrats--will. I request that 999,999 other Democrats join me if they feel similar betrayal and demand better representation in Washington.

All senaters & represenitives should be kicked out of office on there useless asses,for not remembering Vietnam.Its to bad most of them were draft dodgers,like george bush,and dick chaney.
The only people making a sacrifice,for this so called noble cause,are the young men,and women,in the service,and there families.The rich,and influential people,are getting rich from this noble cause.The oil companies,are artificaly inflating oil prices.The working people in there fifties,are being laid off,and replaced by younger,and cheaper labor.
The people fighting the noble cause,are doing it with inferior weapons,built by the rich,so they can get richer.
The noble cause,what a bunch of hogwash.
Our so called leaders should be ashamed of themselves.There is not one,that will stand up,and say constantly ,this noble cause is a mistake I hear a whimper once in awhile.
When will our so called leaders stand,and say enough is enough???George Bush,Dick Chaney,and Rumsfeld go fight for the noble cause,Show us how brave you are???

I couldn't agree more that a Democratic Party that is not intent on Impeachment is also not worthy of a penny of financial support. This is why it is so important to get as many Representatives as possible on board with RoI's H. Res. 363 (Plamegate) and 375 (Downing Street Minutes). My Congressman (Baird) was not aware of either before I queried him on the subject over a local morning radio show. I am still awating a response from his office as to whether he intends to co-sponsor these Resolutions which means the calls and letters will continue. A Resolution with more co-sponsors makes it more politically difficult to vote down in Committee.

If you are serious about Articles of Impeachment (isn't that why we all are visiting this site?) call, write, and if possible meet with your Congressperson to request his/her support for these RoI's. If you are fortunate to be in a district whose Rep has already done so then ask said Rep to be proactive in seeking additional co-sponsors. Call and write your friends/relatives/acquaintances to do the same.

I support the call for impeachment

First comes impeachment, not just of the terrible two, but all the collaborators. Then comes international war crimes trials. We the people should invite prominent participation. Now, let's take things a bit further. Let us have the DC Sept. 24th mobilization FOCUS on impeachment, and demand an accounting from every person in Congress whether they will actively pursue impeachment. Those who will not should THEMSELVES be subject to impeachment or recall. Finally they will get the message. I like the spontaneous financial boycott of Dems reflected in the remarks above. I too got such a letter and responded in like manner indignantly. Cut off their funding! Let's evolve past this invertebrate congress. I would love to see hundreds of Veterans for Peace run for Congress. Cindy Sheehan for Secretary of State!

Please stand up for Americans and introduce the Articles of Impeachment immediately--human lives are at stake! Many of us have had enough of the lies as to why we went to war. Ya basta!

Politicians worry about being re-elected, but U. S. and Iraqi soldiers, their families and civilians, as well as loved ones in America worry about their sons, daughters, wives and husbands.

It is better to show Americans how strong and firm Democrats are, rather than to appear weak and wishy washy (That's how we lost the last election--our leaders had no backbone!) Here's an opportunity to take real leadership and show the world that Democrats speak with conviction and that we are proud to stand up for what is right and against that which we believe (there is plenty of proof) is wrong.
Let's show our strength and regain the respect of America and of the world.
Thank you for considering this request.
Rosie Lopez

Please stand up for Americans and introduce the Articles of Impeachment immediately--human lives are at stake! Many of us have had enough of the lies as to why we went to war. Ya basta!

Politicians worry about being re-elected, but U. S. and Iraqi soldiers, their families and civilians, as well as loved ones in America worry about their sons, daughters, wives and husbands.

It is better to show Americans how strong and firm Democrats are, rather than to appear weak and wishy washy (That's how we lost the last election--our leaders had no backbone!) Here's an opportunity to take real leadership and show the world that Democrats speak with conviction and that we are proud to stand up for what is right and against that which we believe (there is plenty of proof) is wrong.
Let's show our strength and regain the respect of America and of the world.
Thank you for considering this request.
Rosie Lopez

I urge the impeachment of George Bush Jr. at the earliest possible time. He has betrayed the sacred trust of soldiers who commit themselves to defend our country with the understanding that they are willing to risk their lives for a just cause. This is not true in Iraq, these brave soldiers are dying, not for justice or freedom, but for greed, power, and lies. For lying to the American people, for and for sending people to die for lies, Bush should be impeached, and he should be impeached now. Please do all you can to bring Bush's impeachment to a reality.

I believe that enough evidence has surfaced to begin impeachment proceedings against George W. Bush for bringing us to war on false pretenses.
Thank you,
Greg Lambert

Hussein was a supporter of terrorism with a history of having AND using WMDs, and invading sovereign states (Kuwait). Do you really believe Saddam Hussein was not a terrorist and was actually working for world peace?

Saddam and al Qaeda
There's abundant evidence of connections.
http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/cRosett/?id=110006953

Please go take a critical thinking class! If you believe this to be actual evidence of a connection then its no wonder you mindlessly support this war. This article has no proof, only innuendo made by another member of the Bush/Chenney/Rove propaganda machine. The Author claims there are boxes of evidence but no one can piece them together to prove a connection. That's because they can't be pieced together.
Hussein was enamored of Stalin who detested religion and religious dogma and created a dictatorship like Stalin's. Do you really think OBL would seek Hussein's cooperation/partnership? OBL strives for Islamic governments based on religious law i.e. Sharia, Islamic Law and thus no tyrannical government resembling Iraq's where Hussein was deified was in OBLs plan. (The government Irag is setting up NOW is based on this and I'm sure this makes bin Laden happy as well as Iran.) OBL didn't need any help from any other country to pull off 9/11. He is funded and staffed sufficiently to be a terrorist in his own right. Please before you make a fool of yourself again, read, read, read. Learn what the facts are. Learn about the cultures/ideology/governments of these groups before you condone a war based on fabricated connections. There is actual proof of fabricated, cherry picked, intelligence/ documents and you have access to it right here on this site. Bush can deny the Downing Street Memos but the British government hasn't. The rest of the world knows the truth so why don't you?

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