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A Letter to a Congress Member


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Dear Senator Coburn:

Thank you for your prompt response. I feel I must, with respect, disagree
with your decision not to support a Congressional Resolution of Inquiry into
the President's long-ago decided upon war against Iraq.

The Downing Street Memos and other documents dated as early as 1999 clearly
illustrate this administration's determination to launch an unprovoked war
of aggression against Iraq. The marketing of this lethal "product", as
White House spokesman Scott McLellan has so callously labeled it, was based
upon a carefully constructed platform of deliberately misconstrued and
misused (not "faulty", as Bush would have us believe) intelligence
reinforced by a propaganda campaign replete with nightmarish visions of
mushroom clouds looming above American cities.

I strongly disagree with the contrived notion that war was the last option
available to Bush and Blair. There was no need for war - Iraq was
completely contained and posed no threat to its neighbors. They knew that
Iraq was in no way connected with the 9/11 attack, and possessed no weapons
of mass destruction.

You ask why the President would seek to make his case before the United
Nations if he had already made his decision to go to war? It is simple and
obvious: to lend a false sense of legitimacy to his case. Bush and Blair
never expected Iraq to agree to inspections. Saddam Hussein surprised and
disappointed them by cooperating with the UN weapons inspectors. The few
missiles that were found were destroyed without his objection. President
George Bush was the person responsible for recalling the inspectors before
they could complete their investigations - before they could completely
dispel his public WMD smokescreen. The rush to war was fueled by the fear
that the lack of any evidence to support their claim of Iraq's "threat"
would become obvious to the American public and to Congress. Iraq was
caught in a classic Catch 22. Bush and Blair kept calling for Saddam to
disarm: "They aren't disarming!", "They aren't disarming!", "Saddam
Hussein is not disarming!", "We know what a disarmed country looks like, and
Iraq doesn't look like that!" when they knew without a doubt that it
couldn't disarm, because it had no WMD of which to disarm itself!

I question your statement that this war is being waged on sound legal and
Constitutional grounds. As I understand it, only Congress has the authority
to wage war, not the President. Has Congress done this? Has it declared
war against Iraq? Or did it place the decision in the hands of a President
who then committed an almost inconceivable act: lie to convince Congress
and the American people to give him the authority to wage an unnecessary and
unprovoked war in order to secure his own political capital.

In 1999, Bush was already speaking privately about the advantages of
invading Iraq.

"He was thinking about invading Iraq in 1999," said author and journalist
Mickey Herskowitz (who had been hired by Bush to ghost-write his
autobiography). "It was on his mind. He said to me: 'One of the keys to
being seen as a great leader is to be seen as a commander-in-chief.' And he
said, 'My father had all this political capital built up when he drove the
Iraqis out of Kuwait and he wasted it.' He said, 'If I have a chance to
invade·.if I had that much capital, I'm not going to waste it. I'm going to
get everything passed that I want to get passed and I'm going to have a
successful presidency." Herskowitz said that Bush expressed frustration at a
lifetime as an underachiever in the shadow of an accomplished father. In
aggressive military action, he saw the opportunity to emerge from his
father's shadow. The moment, Herskowitz said, came in the wake of the
September 11 attacks. "Suddenly, he's at 91 percent in the polls, and he'd
barely crawled out of the bunker."

More damning still, in my opinion, is this statement, which can be found at: http://www.commondreams.org/headlines04/1028-01.htm

According to Herskowitz, George W. Bush's beliefs on Iraq were based in part
on a notion dating back to the Reagan White House - ascribed in part to
now-vice president Dick Cheney, Chairman of the House Republican Policy
Committee under Reagan. "Start a small war. Pick a country where there is
justification you can jump on, go ahead and invade."

That is exactly what the Bush administration did. They fabricated the
justification and then they jumped on it, and went ahead and invaded.

If we as elected representatives and individual citizens did not understand
this in the run up to the war, we have no excuse now. The facts are out
there, in spite of George Bush's attempts to obscure and deny them. We just
need to do the reading and connect the dots. The Downing Street Memos can
serve as a guide. An unprovoked and illegal war is being fought in our
names. American troops and innocent Iraqis are dying as you read this
letter. It is our moral responsibility as human beings to stop the
bloodshed. It is our moral responsibility to demand the truth and to demand
accountability for the actions of this President and his administration. I
expect you as my Congressman to pursue every avenue available to you to
expose the true road to war in Iraq. Supporting a Resolution of Inquiry
would be an appropriate first step. I urge you to follow Representative
John Conyers' courageous lead. The people of this nation hunger for the
truth. We thirst for it. And make no mistake, we WILL have it.

Very sincerely yours,

Victoria Love

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Congressman Nunes:

The American people are awakening to the lies. Quoting congressman, who obviously were lied to (see Britain's dsm) and didn't have all the facts does nothing to further your case for war mister Nunes, In fact it makes me think you are a willing accomplice in a war on lies because you don't have to go to Iraq and fight, and probably don't personally know anyone who does. You will not have the government deny your health care claims because you were infected with Uranium poisoning, and god only knows what else from fighting this illegal war and can no longer hold down a job because of it, but thousand of vets you pretend to support will.
The Downing Street Memos make crystal clear, Saddam was NOT a threat to his neighbors, or the United States, and was "contained." It is not possible to attack someone with a weapon you do not posses. We also did NOT exhaust all our diplomatic efforts. We actually kicked out the weapons inspectors to start the invasion because it was becoming clear the American people were about the find out what the administration already knew. Iraq possessed no chemical or biological weapons. You might want to read David Kay's report mister congressman. I am also sick of being told we have to fight the terrorists on their soil so we don't have to fight them here. Is there some rule in the terrorists organizations that says they can't come to the USA and commit terror acts. I highly doubt this. Certainly after learning there have been more terror attacks in the United States this year than any year since 1985, this assertion is lunacy. You also might want to read the writings of Scott Ritter, former UNSCUM inspector. He has continually maintained that all the weapons Iraq possessed were destroyed after the first Gulf War, and they had no program to reconstitute.
You say in a letter to me, "there was no question as to the danger posed by the Hussein government." Really?!? Where are the WMD's? The American people as well as this administration aren't aware we found any. It is impossible for Iraq to sell something to a terrorist organization it didn't actually posses, so I am left wondering, what exactly was this danger?
The true danger in this country is that we have leadership such as you, willing to stand complicit in lies. Until we rid this government of the lying leadership currently installed in the peoples house our country will continue to erode the democracy you all pretend to love. Our Democracy has been hidden in a blanket of secrecy and lies. Why do you talk about supporting the troops at the same time you vote to ensure the VA is underfunded by over a billion dollars. Some of us can see you talking out both sides of your mouth congressman. You may have been able to fool those Americans too pathetic to seek answers to nagging questions instead of blindly following a bunch of cowards in the white house who didn't even serve when the Vietnam war was raging. Why was it okay for Bush/Cheney and others to determine they had "other priorities" because their families were influential. I wonder how many soldiers currently serving in Iraq would like to be able to defer serving in the Iraq war because they have "other priorities" like staying alive to see their children grow. It is interesting that you want to quote outdated sources for me in your letter, I thought I would return the favor for you.

In 1999, George W. Bush criticized President Clinton for not setting a timetable for exiting Kosovo, and yet he refuses to apply the same standard to his war.
George W. Bush, 4/9/99:
“Victory means exit strategy, and it’s important for the president to explain to us what the exit strategy is.

DOWNING STREET MEMO...URGENT ACTION NEEDED.
Dear Rep.Pelosi,
Yet again it appears as though Gruppenfuhrer Sensenbrenner, and his Squad of Silencers, are manoeuvering to deny our Representatives unobstructed access to the People's House in order to address the nation on this matter of grave Constitutional importance. I urge you to exercise whatever powers may still be left to you, to ensure this continual denial of Free Speech is not allowed to prevail. I also urge you to join them on the floor, if and when they may be so permitted, and as our Leader, support them in their efforts to seek a Resolution of Inquiry so that this matter may be fully investigated and the people may ultimately know the truth. I believe sufficient verifiable questions have been raised to now make it your Constitutional duty to seek such a remedy.
Sincerely. Patrick Monk.RN.

Reagan could get away with Grenada; Iraq was quite a lot more to chew.

As many of the true partiots, the American citizens who dare to object and speak the mind that they have formed themselves, have suspected long ago, it is clear that George H W Bush and the reconstituted Regan regime lied to the wolrd in order to gain political power and pilaged profits. The Downing Street memos serve as a guide to not only investigate the current powers in this nations capital, but also to impeach the current President of the United States of America. The last President, Mr. Bill Clinton, was impeached for lying about his personal sex life. I care a lot more about people getting blown up than I do about people getting blow jobs.

Letter to President Bush et al. sent from Senator Ted Kennedy's site.

You lied. It's time to tell the truth. I'm neither a pacifist nor a
war-monger. I believe we have both a right and a responsibility to defend our country. The war in Iraq does not serve that purpose. In my opinion, your interests are in opposition to democracy and you do not follow any mandate from the people of the United States to bring this country to its knees economically so your "base" can take their slice off the top. Nor do you have a mandate from the people of this country to destroy our relationships with our allies and kill innocent people who had nothing to do with the attack on our country.

Yes, I agree with Senator Kennedy, I'm really tired of President Bush & his other cronies in his administration lying to us. His empty rhetoric does nothing to make me feel, save & secure with him as our leader.

I wish he'd tell us the real Truth, about The Downing Street Memo, as I think, it sounds right about this Iraq War.

We see our young men dying in Iraq almost on a daily basis. It's very sad to see our young soldiers die, because of Bush's lies.

I'm a U.S.A.F. nurse veteran & can't stand to listen to Bush, Cheney & Rumsfeld's voices on the T.V. anymore. They are just full of lies.

Evelyn

Dear Senator,
The news just seems to get worse, the stakes higher and the future grimmer every day. Why couldn't Justice O'Connor have hung in there, at least until the mid-terms ? Suspicious minds want to know !' Yes, the make up of the Supreme Court is critcal, and I will personally do what little I can as an individual. However, there is another issue of equal, perhaps greater importance, with probably far graver long term Constitutional ramifications and threats to our Liberty. I urge you to give your full support and backing to your courageous colleagues in both our Houses who are seeking Resolutions of Inquiry into the Downing Street Memo. We demand and deserve answers to the questions raised by this and other related documents and reports. If what is implied is in fact true then it constitutes possibly the most immoral, illegal, venal and cynical series of actions taken in the name of a, supposedly, still free people since...difficult to come up with a comparison...not even Vietnam.
I'm sure you must be familiar with the work that
>afterdowningstreet.org< >democrats.com<
and others are doing. I urge you to ally yourself with their efforts to find the truth so we the people may be fully and honestly informed about the real rationale for the ongoing conflict in Iraq. Thankyou.
Sincerely,
Patrick Monk.RN. SF. Ca.

FYI I have long linked the Iraq war, and middle east situation as being linked to my torture, but I finally have some circumstancial or more substantial proof. I attempted to send the following email to several congresspeople to involve more in my attempt to stop the torture. The email did not go because I have yet to get correct emails for the new congresspeople, however, there was a quick reaction among the torturers. The italian had left again after another episode of telling him he was not welcome in my life, and the govt agents were continuing the ongoing torture of myself. But within hours of my attempting to send the following message the govt agents were ordered to leave and the italian was ordered to continue the torture.

The italian himself did not show but his witchcraft coven carried out the procedure and told me several stories about how their "uncle" was told to pay blackmail to protect the secrecy of his involvement in the torture. The girls said the uncle just ignored this demand. But clearly someone in the govt was extremely upset by this message. See if you can figure out what part would be so upsetting to secrete govt torturers. I have highlighted what I think is so upsetting. I will be sending this info to my elected officials to include them in my mailings as soon as I get their correct email addresses.

Dear Senators and Representatives,

Some of you are my elected representatives whom I will be contacting in the future to find out what is being done and said about my personal us gov t torture situation. Whether it be complete denial, partial denial, or whatever, for the historical record I guess I need to know. I am not going to go away, not after lining this way for 25 years that is for sure. I may not be happy, but I have managed to stay alive and I plan on continuing doing so.

Anyone who wants to be taken off of my mailing list may notify me of that, and I will do so.

I believe Barbara Walters and/or Rep Pelosi have confirmed that Mr. Spielberg has witnessed on of the torture sessions many years ago. However nothing is being done to stop the sleep deprivation torture. Some torturers told me themselves that a mountain of dirt has been thrown on the whole situation, and there is no consensus about what to do about the torture, even though it is a known fact and still ongoing! Is this the USA of supposed freedom? I think not anymore.

Some of my tips about the mainly military group responsible for the torture are being confirmed by representatives I can see, but still nothing is being done to stop the torture. I said Diana was murdered and that is being confirmed by the british now that her son has some say in the goings on. The us involvement in that situation is still to be revealed. I said the Iraq war was based on false information. That seems to not have been proven yet. The little that I saw of the congressional presentation of case for war seemed to be based on 1990 ish information that was misleadingly updated and presented as if it was current and factual. I have always felt the war was simply a profit making endeavor for the torturers that was designed to keep the country,s "leaders" so distracted they could not have time for paying attention to or investigating my torture situation. So the very little time I watched and read about the case for war was enough for me to see the warmongers were using old information as if it were current, because I already knew the whole wmd was a lie.

What kind of professional would the congress need to prove this? I dont know, but it seems to me the democrats and honest republicans with concern about the magnitude of this lie should be able to afford some good experts if they just spent as much money as the republicans did proving that clinton lied about a consensual sex affair.

Meanwhile, my life is a living hell, still. I have survived 25 years, so I expect to survive a few more. I am certainly not going to go away. Apparantly, something in this email created the biggest reaction in the torturers since I can remember, so I think it is important to pass on, even if the congress will not be meeting again for two more weeks or so.

carol krupp

Message sent via congress.org to the following recipients:
Senator Feinstein
Senator Boxer
Representative Pelosi

June 25, 2005

Sen. Boxer, Rep. Pelosi, thank you for representing Americans on the
Downing Street Memos and thanks to both my Senators and Rep. Pelosi for staying the course on Bolton. Sen. Feinstein I hope you will join Senator Boxer and Sen. Kerry and other honorable Senators, and the related request by Rep. Pelosi and over 100 other House Members, to request expeditious completion of the investigation of the memos by every responsible representative of the people, especially by the Senate and House Judiciary and Intelligence members. We must know if we were lied to, and if so, identify all the liars and collaborators in the cover-up, from the White House to the Republican Senators who heard Cheney say "We're taking him [Saddam] out. It's not a question of if but when" and never informed the American people [Eisenberg, Time Magazine, May. 05, 2002].

I've been following the Memos on the British news websites and
afterdowningstreet.org, and some responsible American media, and the most recent [6/19/05] revelation of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office legal advice appended as Annex A to the Cabinet Office briefing paper on Iraq of July 21, 2002, originally written in March 2002.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1654697,00.html

Please pursue the truth on the lead up to the Iraq War and we WILL support you and our Democratic Party with enthusiasm again. Do the honorable thing and redeem our nation in the eyes of the world by taking responsibility and disclosing the illegal manipulations. Rectify them and their impacts on the lives of Americans - immigrants and citizens, of the allies, and most of all of the innocent Iraqi people whose deaths are not even counted by our nation. We can ONLY support Iraq with humanitarian aid to rebuild with their own government, workers and companies. We must not build an American Palace there and call it an "embassy" when we've never had a genuine ambassador representing Americans there.

And let Bolton slink through the back door - suits his character and that of his sponsors.

Sincerely,

Virginia

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"I hope that you will strongly consider how history will reflect your service to your country and it's citizens.
You have a sworn duty to your country and your own loved one's to protect and serve
The Constitution of The United States of America.
I have no loyalty to any party or candidate that would dare to send our young into harms way
without just cause.
The Bush administration deliberately discredited any attempt to prevent their Iraq agenda from moving forward.
They lied to congress and the world to build support for our involvement in an avoidable military conflict.
Anyone who is directly involved in this cover-up deserves to be tried for conspiracy and treason.
All campaign finance records must be fully disclosed as well as any correspondence proving the real motive
for these actions.
These men are directly responsible for the death and injuries suffered needlessly by our brave young soldiers and countless civilians.
I understand that these are serious charges, but they are fully warranted in my opinion.
Our country deserves far better leadership.
The public has put their faith in you and I hope you agree that this manner of extreme corruption
simply will not be tolerated.
Regardless of the outcome, you have no other choice than to begin impeachment proceedings."

To my Democratic Constituents:

This past fourth of July I found little to celebrate. I am consumed in concern about our democracy, and the state of our nation. I am concerned about an administration that has used deception and religion to divide and conquer us. Democracy is a privilege, and there are many entities that will exploit it, and our society if we become too complacent in our resolve to defend ourselves from them. In twenty-one score and nine years we are right back where we started from.

We are falling behind in the numbers in every category with Europe except for things like the number of people in jail, and infant mortality which is more than disturbing to me. I read an article in the Asian Times that perceives us as suffering from Failed State Syndrome, and predicts our eventual demise which is reflected in this Republican agenda, and unilateralism. I am also unsettled that the policies that were put into place early last century to protect our citizens, and our environments are under attack, or have come to an end all together. This is not the way to start a new century, a new chapter to American history, or a new chapter to humanity, especially when the idea of democracy is taking a hold all across the world. Mass demonstrations all across the planet are crying out for social justice. We were the first country to be a model of democracy, to be a proponent of the ideals of democracy: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We were the first country where the truth was self-evident and could be used as evidence in a court of law, where every man was supposed to be equal in the eyes of the law. But how will history remember us now? Will we be remembered like the Nazis, Imperialist, or Communist ? Will we be the perpetrators of the greatest injustice to humanity? Or will we be the champions, the greatest leaders of democracy and social justice ever known to mankind?

When I was a child there, was nothing more awe inspiring to me than the sight of our flag, and saying the pledge of allegiance at school. My father served in the Navy in WWII and received a purple heart. I had always thought that we were the good guys, the defenders of the weak against the tyranny of dictators and oppressors. Armed with the great words of the Declaration of Independence I felt as if goodness would surely overcome evil. But as I grew older in the sixties I started to see a different perspective: the Viet Nam war, the draft, the use of napalm and agent orange, Kent State, the deceptions, and the corporate influence and indifference to public health, and the well being of our fellow citizens of the world when it came to making a profit. By the eighties I was living that indifference, as my family and I were cast into poverty by an industrial accident that changed my life forever.

Recently I was appalled by an interview I saw on Democracy Now with John Perkins the author of, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.
He answered the uncertainties that I had about the corruption in our Government’s affinity with corporate America that I kind of always knew was there, especially during the 80's. Now I can see the fuel for the fire of terrorism against America. And our policies have not changed to correct this corruption. In fact they have only been embodied by the Bush agenda, and the appointments of Wolfowitz to the World Bank. The nomination of John Boltin to the United Nations, and the appointments of John Negroponte and Elliott Abrams who were involved in the Iran Contra scandal in clear defiance of the 14th amendment, sec. 3. The appointment of Gonzales, who didn’t care about inmates on death row in Texas. The appointment of Condeleeza Rice who used to work for Exxon, Dick Cheney who used to be a CEO of a pharmaceutical company, and so on and so on and so on. I am, and I think most Americans, and the rest of the world are sick and tired of seeing people getting away with murder, spitting on human rights to turn a profit, and never being prosecuted. Never being held accountable. If democracy is to flourish, these trends must come to an end now.

This demagogue, and administration that has been running (destroying) our country, in my opinion, and many other American’s opinion was never voted into office. My girlfriend and I witnessed the voters’ fraud personally. When we inquired and informed people in authority of this we were met with apathy, and indifference. They told me not to get excited. I'm not excited, I'm mad that the very fabric of democracy, the right to vote, was corrupted by deception and manipulation.

The Bush administration has conspired with the oil industry, news corporations, and private enterprises to overthrow and abuse the powers of the White House. Their agenda is obvious, to put every tax dollar, and all of the world’s resources into their, and their allis pockets insuring their families’ future survival at our, our children’s, and our country’s monetary and moral expense. I am truly sickened every time I hear Bush speak about democracy. Does he really think that the rest of the world doesn’t see how he has destroyed America’s democracy?

The Downing Street Memoirs confirm that the war was premeditated and not pre-emptive. Also an article that appeared in the International Observer on 12-02-01 reported that Bush had ordered Tommy Franks, and James Woolsey to draw up war plans to invade Iraq, and to grow support for that war, while the proponents of the war looked for ways to exploit the UN

KURT, IM TOTALLY OVERWHELMED BY YOUR WORDS. YOU HIT EVERY NAIL ON THE HEAD, DEAD ON ACCURATE. BUT IM AFRAID MY FRIEND, WE ARE WELL PAST TO POINT OF EVER PEACIBLY REVERSING WHAT YOU HAVE POINTED OUT WITH THE USE OF WORDS OR THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW THROUGH PEACEFULL MEANS, IN ORDER TO REINSTATE THE CONSTITUTION TO WHERE ANY REASONABLE PERSON KNOWS IT SHOULD BE. DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT IM SAYING HERE? ** HUMPHREY **

Dear Congressman:

From your voting record, I can see that you are a staunch supporter of veteran groups as well as the men and women currently serving in our military. Consequently, I would hope that you will continue to stand up for them and investigate whether or not the Bush administration lied the US public / Congress when they presented the case for the Iraqi invasion. The information documented in the ‘Downing Street Minutes’ certainly seem to establish that, at the very least, "hyping /fixing of intelligence" has occurred.

To date, 1700+ US troops and thousands of Iraqi civilians have died in Iraq. Lying America into war is a horrendous, unacceptable precedent. The time to ‘trust’ the President and his administration has long expired. The nation needs Congressmen like you, name, to hold this administration accountable for its actions.

Please take this historic opportunity to protect our republic by introducing or supporting a Resolution of Inquiry into possible grounds for impeachment of the President for lying to Congress to start the war in Iraq. You may wish to co-sponsor the Resolution of Inquiry by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, which calls on the Bush administration to provide information about to the Downing Street Minutes and other discussions related to intelligence and pre-war planning. In addition, please contact Congressman John Conyers' office and support his work on this issue.

Finally, would you consider holding a town hall meeting to explain the ‘Downing Street Minutes’ to the general public? If possible, you may want to hold such an event on July 23rd, 2005, to coincide with the ‘National Day of Action: Downing Street Minutes 3rd Anniversary Event’. On that day, all over the country, there will be town hall meetings, dramatic readings of the Downing Street Minutes, study circles, and house parties. Congressman Conyers and others will be on a conference call that you can call into from your event (more details to come). For more information, go to the activism section of the AfterDowningStreet.org website.

Thank you in advance for your time and attention. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,
name, address, phone
e-mail, blog.

Downing Street Minutes (DSM) on my blog.
________________

I wrote a similar letter to my two senators, only amending one paragraph.

Please take this historic opportunity to protect our republic by urging the House of Representatives to pass a Resolution of Inquiry into possible grounds for impeachment of the President for lying to Congress to start the war in Iraq. In addition, please support the 10 Senators who on June 22 wrote to the Intelligence Committee asking it to examine White House misuse of pre-war intelligence.

the president AND the vice president

To The Honorable Senator David Vitter

Dear Senator Vitter,

I was very disappointed and shocked that you did not vote for the amendment to crack down on high government officials who leak classified information and compromise U.S. national security. I thought the Republican Party were sticklers for that sort of thing, and abhorred “leakers

If this turns out not to have been deceit, but a line of continuous mistakes and misconstruction of the facts, then the people responsible are not doing their jobs properly, and should be removed from office for the safety of our country. Anyone who commits a crime, whether intentionally or not, is still held responsible for that crime and has to pay for it. Why should it be any different for those in high office who have responsibility to the nation as a whole?

Here are some facts on deceit.

http://johnmccarthy90066.tripod.com

Bests,
John

Vietnam ate out children. We remember.

our

I knew that george W was lying from the start.
He went against the UN.
There should be an investigation.
And any attempts by the Bush administration to obstruct justice
should be looked as hiding something.

History is THE missing ingredient in the collective conscience of our American society. We are, as an easily defendable, “restructured

http://www.lewisnews.com/article.asp?ID=106623
Former Vietnam Combat and Commercial Pilot Firm Believer 9/11 Was Inside
Government Job
Posted on: 7/17/2005 7:54:00 AM - Columnist
By Greg Szymanski

There was no fooling former Air Force and commercial pilot Russ Wittenberg the
morning of 9/11. He knew it was an inside job from the get-go, knowing the ‘big
boys’ were up to the same dirty tricks they played in the Kennedy assassination and
Pearl Harbor.

The government may have fooled millions of Americans with its cockamamie official
story, but the former fighter pilot who flew over 100 combat missions in Vietnam and
who sat for 35 years in the cockpit for Pan Am and United, wasn’t one of them.

Now, almost four years later, Wittenberg is still shaking his head in disbelief more
than ever, saying the country he loved and fought so bravely 40 years ago has fallen in
the deep, dark and sinister hands of fascist leaders who are quickly turning America
into a military state.

Although back in the beginning he seemed like a lone wolf in the hen house, he’s
noticed, especially in the last six months, more Americans waking up to the cold
reality that the U.S. government staged 9/1l, started an illegal war in Iraq and basically
is criminally responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of innocent lives here and
abroad.

Even though it’s a hard pill for some to swallow, Wittenberg says Americans need to
“wake up and wake up fast,

I think what Russ Wittenburg has to say makes a lot of sense.

- Susan

After reading the article in the New York Times concerning the Cleveland Plain Dealer on July 9, 2005, (“The Plain Dealer is withholding two major investigative articles because illegally leaked documents could lead to penalties against the paper and the jailing of reporters.

Letter to FOX NEWS MEDIA OUTLETS: 30 July 2005

Considering the recipients, the point of this e-mail is problematic at best. "Factual News", like "Humane Torture" or "Little John" is oxymoronic at best in your business....whereas FACTS, indisputable matters of record.... those kinds of "facts" - see http://www.americanprogressaction.org/site/apps/custom/cap/findorg.asp?c... are always MIA on your "show of shows".

Nevertheless, as one who sees the glass half 'full',....

May the lightning bolt of epiphany hit you and provide a moral center, an ethical standard that you shall need to tell your audiences about TRUTH: the many Downing Street Memos which show that perhaps nearly 168,000 souls from five countries now dead, dying, or wounded for life and psychologically scarred are laid directly at the doorstep of the most despicable - dumb as nails - dolt whom you dote over, fawn over, with sycophantic praise.

There is 6 years of incontrovertible facts which you nightly DENY, RE-INVENT; RATIONALIZE AWAY, REWRITE , OBFUSCATE, or CONTRADICT: names, dates, events demonstrating the total incompetence, moral turpitude and utter dereliction of duty to make this country - never mind this small, fragile planet of ours - safe secure, free.

Is Rory Mayberry lying about the spoiled food fed to our troops after it is "de-shrapneled"? Is Bunny Greenhouse lying about the nearly $1Billion in KBR/Halliburton cost overruns in the Food Services Business in Iraq? Why was NORAD told to "stand down" by Mr. Cheney instead of getting birds in the air - which the testimony shows - could have intercepted two of the four planes on 9.11? Every whistleblower to fraud and corruption, decent, high-minded, high-IQ FBI, CIA, State Department, Military Officer and Scientist have quit or been fired when the alternative was for this government to admit error. This is normal to you?

Induction is a valid mode of reasoning. Ergo, each of these has been a cover-up. And cover-ups of the cover-ups.

Your station -to put it so you can understand it - creates chaos and insurgency by illegal wars, and then rails that our country must go out and quell chaos and insurgency that we caused in the first place.

You are case studies for psychologists the world over in your uncanny and perfected ability to "project". You break the vase and then say "he did it"; you preach "culture of life" then allow Mercury levels to rise to all time highs so that it now compromises the unborn fetus of every ninth mother-to-be. You oppose life at every turn.

But this small man, and those who shill in his name,.... have gone far, far beyond the other lies: Gulf of Tonkin, Watergate break-in, Iran Contra Arms for Rebels, Ellsberg Break-in. Now it is Treason and Sedition. Against my United States Constitution and my inaliable rights to pursue life, liberty and happiness. Purely and Simply a Cold ROCK HARD Case of Facts to show that completely ILLEGAL and IMPEACHABLE ACTS were committed. This is not a reasoned dispute over ideological differences: good Republican v. good Democrat. This is a war against venal corrupt Criminal "Above the Law" incompetence- by- design.

Your vision of America and mine are indeed quite different. In mine, I do not tolerate Above the Law behavior. By anyone.
Including those who lie for them.
<>Robert Banos
Mill Valley, Ca. 94941

Rep. Ken Calvert
3400 Central Avenue
Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92506

Mr. Calvert,

I thank you for the effort that you have made in acknowledging the death of my son and only child, Cpl. Jonathan Castro KIA 12/21/04. The official flag that was flown in his name and the reading of his too short biography into the minutes of congress are appreciated. Many voice support for our troops but for some reason feel the need to hide those that have been killed while serving their country. I feel that every one of our soldiers should have a state funeral, with their flag draped coffins going down the main street of their hometowns. They deserve no less.

My son is dead, but his fellow soldiers are still serving. They are doing what my son had committed to do. “To defend the United States against enemies foreign and domestic and to follow the orders of their commander and chief.

Sen. Chuck Hagel

248 Russell Senate Office Bldg.

Washington, DC 20510-2705

Dear Senator Hagel:

This is in response to your letter dated August 2, 2005. You ended your letter with:

Dear Congressman McNulty -

I received your response to my inquiry regarding Congressman Conyers' Letter to Bush about the Downing Street Memo. I was very pleased to hear that you had signed that letter.

I'm writing now to request that you also co-sponsor House Resolution 375 so that we can move forward the effort to learn the truth about whether the Administration deceived Congress and the American People in making its case for war in Iraq.

It is difficult to imagine a greater breach of trust a President could commit than sending our troops to war under false pretenses. The evidence to-date that such a breach of trust occurred is strong enough to make a prima-facie case. So it is imperative that Congress begin an investigation to determine - one way or the other- if this did occur.

Apathy is not an option on this issue. We must know for sure if we can trust our President to serve as Commander-in-Chief. Please co-sponsor this resolution and continue to pressure, in whatever manner you can, to insure that this question is answered.

Thank you for efforts,

Doug Smith

This man is a danger to my country - America! The horror of what he has been able to get away with is astonishing. Please stop him now, before he does any more damage.

…We the people of the United States of America, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America…

Has our government been guilty of the perversion of our beloved Constitution??

My fellow Americans and Members of Congress I implore each of you, to take a part in the cessation of the blatant acts of terrorism against this Nation and It‘s people - by whom we are forced against our wills in reference to the regime, and reining presidency of the United States of America!

May I point out the past in which we once Impeached a President whom had "lied" to a Judge, but had accomplished great things in the ways of improving our beloved Country, then call attention to the fact that we continue to allow the current regime to reign, whose crimes are FAR, FAR more serious than a mere lie under oath to a Judge - We are talking lies to all of the PEOPLE of this Nation: Judge, Congressman, Statesman, Priest, Pastor, Attorney, Policeman, Nun, our Neighbors, Ourselves...Yet these crimes against the PEOPLE, being allowed to continue and to thrive; are they not the least of these men’s crimes; and in reality could we not also add to that list: Murder, Conspiracy, Terrorism, to name only a few?

SHOULD THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES LIVE IN FEAR AND CONSTANT TURMOIL?
HAS OUR GOVERNMENT BECOME A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH IN WHICH IT NO LONGER MUST HOLD CREEDENCE TO ANY LAWS OR STANDARDS? HAS OUR GOVERNMENT BECOME RENEGADE??

I am requesting a "recall" on behalf of the American PEOPLE that our Congress Men and Women uphold the interests of this Country and her PEOPLE, and demand the immediate removal from the office of Presidency of one Mr. George W. Bush as well as Vice President Chaney, according to the guidelines stated in the American Constitution: Section II; Paragraph IV, in which states that in authority of the House of Representatives whom shall choose their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment enact this right of authority! This is the responsibility of the House of Representatives, elected by the PEOPLE - for the PEOPLE, to stand-up and enforce the desires of IT'S PEOPLE, on behalf of the better good of this Country and it's Citizens!

For those whom have questioned the risks to our Nation and it’s PEOPLE if this matter continues to be scoffed at by it’s Congress, rather than dealt with in swift judgment and an expedited Impeachment order: ALL THAT WE HAVE- AND ALL THAT WE HAVE EVER KNOWN: Our Freedoms, Our Beliefs, Our Liberties, Our Right to Freedom of Speech, Our right‘s of commerce, the right to travel within/without of our own boarders freely. At steak is everything each of us has ever dreamed of, worked hard for, every belief we have ever held, our rights, our dignity, our safety, as well as our Nations integrity and our own... I ask you at what time have these things become a commodity to be bought and sold to the highest bidder?

Section III of the Constitution states in paragraph VI that the Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments, and that no person shall be convicted without the concurrence of two thirds of the Members present - I implore you, men and women of Congress; to seek within your own hearts and souls, to recognize truth and justice on behalf of this Country, the United States of America, It’s best interests and the interests of it's PEOPLE, in which Congress will act accordingly, and with expediency. Which one of you will stand up against the building powers of this "NEW WORLD ORDER" in protest of Mr. Bush and Mr. Chaney’s crimes? Whose voices will be lifted up and be heard?…Whose will not? I personally feel the ONLY thing in which would silence any voice from speaking out, will have been withheld out of fear of this building power; In all respect, I personally could not imagine that the esteemed Cabinet would suffer from some shared insanity in which our government is rapidly declining?

Each of us whom do not share in the powers and decisions that have been destabilizing the foundation of this Nation, sending us into rapid decline, question ourselves, thinking perhaps ..”I deplore the state of this Country, I no longer believe in its principles, yet am I not just one person? What could I be expected to do??” I answer - are not each of us one, but combine the multitude and WE become a force that can either sit back saying and do nothing, finding fault that would be of no comfort nor consequence, or we can each stand up to play one small part, one small voice lifted up in order to be heard…

I LOVE MY COUNTRY - BUT I FEAR OUR GOVERNMENT!!!!

It's time to start the withdrawal of our troops from this war we were led into by lies and deception. We should never have gone into Iraq and we need to leave soon. As long as we're in Iraq, we are part of the problem and not the solution. Negotiations are what is needed now, not more US involvement and control. All of us are becoming aware that large corporations want us to remain in Iraq, with the administration as their mouthpiece, because of financial gain. Well, the Iraqi people are aware of this too and the last thing they want is US domination and occupation. As long as we're in Iraq, the Iraqis will feel compelled to fight us and not negotiate their own differences. Time to help them heal the wound and establish their own government without our intervention.

J S Winn, Director
www.dropstocksnotbombs.org

It is becoming increasingly clear that this administration is not
just incompetent, but willfull in their abuses of power. How can
good men and women sit by and allow our government to continue to
destroy our constitution, condone torture, politicize everything from
energy policy to the justice department, and do everything they can
to try to avert our attention while people continue to die everyday
because of our intervention? It is time to reclaim our status in
the world and take care of our own country. If someone doesn't stop
this administration, we will be at war with Iran, and witness a power
in our government that not only believes in the end of times and the
rapture, but are trying to ensure that it happens. There may not be
anyone getting blown in the White House, but we are still getting
screwed. IMPEACH NOW!

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