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Maintaining Focus: Rove and Iraq War Data
By Daniel Schorr, NPR

All Things Considered, July 13, 2005 · NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says that the real issue in the Karl Rove controversy is not a leak, but a war, and how America was misled into that war.

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If you are nervous about speaking in front of groups, like I am, this might be a good article to either play or read aloud at a DSM rally or house party. Transcripts are available as downloads from the NPR site....

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Along with this Daniel Schorr piece, you could play these audio clips from Conyers DSM Hearing.

http://www.uruknet.info/?p=13777&hd=0&size=1&l=x

You could even burn these mp3s on cd and pass them out, so the house party attendees had something to take back to their workplace, neighborhood, etc. Don't just inform people at the parties, but give them the tools to inform others.

Fellow Americans (Not Career Politicians) our country needs us to come together and fight for our country. This is not about who is in office. It does not matter if it is a democrat or a republican. Our government has divide the American people into two groups so they can build hate between us so they can keep our attention from what’s right and wrong. They outlawed discrimination against races but they have created two parties so they can still separate people by hate.
This is a GREAT opportunity for true Americans to take back our government and clean house in the White House (democrat or republican) including congress, senate, and every nook and cranny in Washington.

I do not care who is right or who is wrong it does not matter, but there are huge mushroom clouds over Washington and it is not the terrorist, where there is smoke there is fire. If we as Americans start demanding an investigation on all the evidence that is out there our government would be forced to investigate. This is not about removing Bush from office, but it is about holding our government officials responsible. I do not know about the rest of you but I help pay their salaries and I am not happy with the quality of service that we are receiving. Then once the cleaning is done and the truth is told and the criminals are removed then we can start to rebuild a government that is for the people and not for themselves. America is a great place to live and it can be better. Americans are the majority and they are the minority and we can take back control. I want better healthcare, I want a safer country, I want better education, I want safer boarders, I want to make my own choices, I want better jobs, I want my kids to go to college, I pay taxes and I want a lot for my money. This is a once in a life time opportunity for American people to stand together for the future of this country and the future of our kids. The question to all is what are we going to do about it? Let’s fight for America not a political party. Let’s demand TRUTH, JUSTICE and LIBERTY for all

but it does matter who is wrong...because they are killing our volunteer service kids and innocent Iraquis. It does not matter if they are Republican or Democrat, these PNAC thugs have got to be removed from office and their so-called organization disbanded and disabled - permanently. PNAC is an organized crime racket, they are American terrorists, and they should be thrown in prison. No evil war machine should be allowed to hide behind a non-profit tax exempt organization. Convict those who do, and let the rest of us law-abiding Americans (regardless of party) lead peaceful lives without worrying about PNAC terror homegrown on our own American soil.

This is not about republicans and democrats it is about the truth! I am interested in conflicting stories of who actually sent Willson to Niger! There seems to be lots of spin on both sides about this subject.I would like to hear from Wilson.

Thank you for saying that! Why isn't EVERYBODY talking about the PNAC? How many people (including most Republicans) even know about the neo-cons' horrific Project for a New American Century? Why do I so rarely hear any news about it? The original PNAC web site alone would be proof enough that this horror story has been in the works far longer than W's administration has been in the White House. The PNAC web site is now so bleached of its original content that the average onlooker would not recognize the white supremacist, sinister, megalomaniacal, not to mention utterly insane and inhuman, message that existed there before the organization needed to hide its ugly face that it previously had so arrogantly displayed. The plans for the sequence of wars that they are still planning to go through with in spite of the mess being made of the American economy.

DAN, I READ YOUR ABOVE ARTICLE AND OVERALL, IT'S INSPIRING HOWEVER I MUST TAKE ISSUE WITH THE FIRST LINE OF YOUR SECOND PARAGRAPH, "I DON'T CARE WHO IS RIGHT OR WHO IS WRONG, IT DOESENT MATTER." DAN, THE EFFORT'S OF THE AFTERDOWNINGSTREET.ORG GROUP AS WELL AS THOSE OF US WHO SUPPORT THEIR EFFORTS ARE COMBATTING WHAT ARE CLEARLY DISTINCTION'S BETWEEN WHAT IS RIGHT, OR SHOULD BE WITH RESPECT TO THE PROPPER CONDUCT OF A PRESIDENT AND HIS CLOSEST PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR'S, AND WHAT IS CLEARLY A DISTINCT DEPARTURE FROM WHAT ANY REASONABLE CITIZEN KNOWS TO BE IMMORALLY WRONG. THIS IN FACT IS SOMETHING THAT DOES MATTER, AS WE PRESENTLY OBSERVE IN PRESIDENT BUSH'S CONDUCT AS WELL AS THE CONDUCT OF HIS ADMINISTRATION. YOU ASK'ED, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS. PRESENTLY, IT IS A WAR OF WORDS AND THERE ARE EFFORTS TO PRESURE CERTAIN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO INITIATE INVESTIGATION IN THE PRESIDENTS CONDUCT IN THAT HE HAS COMMITTED CRIMINAL ACT'S IN HIS INVASION OF IRAQ. THE MOST NOTIBLE WAS HIS SUBMISSION OF DOCUMENTATION, TO CONGRESS, THAT CONTAIMED INTENTIONAL FALSE STATEMENTS AS TO THE CONTIONS FOR THE IRAQI CONFLICT. THE WEAKNESS IN THIS ENTIRE EFFORT IS THAT THERE ARE A MAJORITY OF REPUBLICAN'S IN BOTH HOUSES CAPIBLE OF BLOCKING EFFORTS TO INITIATE INVESTIGATION. IT APPEARS WE MAY HAE TO WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR TO SEE IF WE GET ADDITIONAL DEMOCRATE'S ELECTED IN BOTH HOUSES. IT IS GOING TO REQUIRE A MAJOR CITIZEN EFFORT THIS TIME TO WIN BACK LOST SEATS. OR, WE CAN START A SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION. OOOH OOOH, THERE GOES THAT WILD CARD INSIDE ME AGAIN.** HUMPHREY **

How 'bout throwin' in some lower cases.

I sent Daniel some positive feedback via NPR's web site. I encourage all to do the same. Let's hope the frequency of this kind of report increases.

Karl Rove is just another symptom of a blatantly corrupt and dishonest "administration". This is a man who, on his own, couldn't get elected to any office (maybe dog-catcher). And yet, like a parasite, has managed to latch on to influential friends to further his self-serving and egotistical agenda. What chaps my ass is that, because of all this furor over Roves' outing of Valerie Plame (and the mainstream medias' sudden re-awakening)the whole point of this has been lost. If all the pieces of the puzzle were assembled and presented to the American people without any "journalistic" spin, the American press corps would already be covering the impeachment of George W. Bush and most, if not all of his staff. Ignoring the fact that the Republicans rigged the last two (or three, if you count the mid-terms)elections and that Karl Rove likely played a major role in those (this alone should have him in general population in some federal prison)he had to have been part of the coordinated effort by these chickenhawks to manufacture the conditions for Dubyas' little war. He had to have known that U.S. and British fighters had drastically increased our bombing in '02 in an effort to "goad" Saddam into a response. He had to have known that U.S. intelligence could not produce a connection to Hussein and the attacks of 9/11 or a relationship to Osama bin Laden. He had to have known that John Bolton engineered the firing of the head of the U.N.'s OPCW just as they were about to be allowed back into Iraq by Saddam (couldn't have those pesky weapons inspectors blowing the primary excuse for war, now could we!) He must have known that the documents purporting the Iraq/Niger/uranium connection were forgeries. The reason that I believe this is because this is the man who took a failed "Texas" businessman and first made him governor and then made him President. Without the influence of Rove, George W. Bush could never have achieved the sucess he has. So Karl Roves' leaking of classified information is just another in along list of crimes this man has committed. And the ultimate victims of his crimes have been the American people, the brave men and women who have died fighting a war for political power and the financial greed of corporate backers and ultimately the people of Iraq, who despite living under the thumb of ruthless dictator, still did not suffer the carnage and death and depravation that they have for the 2 years since they've been "liberated".

On Dec 26 2000, when Bush used executive orders to replace the heads of NPR and PBS with those who supplied $ thousands $ each, to his political campaign, this is a surprise.

I expected nothing of any importance to come from NPR and PBS. Perhaps the Owners of Washington want to appear to be ''Cleaning house '' ... to avoid impeachment later.

The rest of the news black out is still intact. perhaps they are desperate for a ''filler piece'' to take the headlines.

"On Dec 26 2000, when Bush used executive orders to replace the heads of NPR and PBS with those who supplied $ thousands $ each, to his political campaign, this is a surprise"

What the heck does that sentence mean? Please correct your grammer so we can make sense of your sentence.

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