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San Diego Democrats: Impeach Bush


Resolution charges high crimes and misdemeanors
© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com

The San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee passed a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Bush, Vice President Cheney and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld for "high crimes and misdemeanors."

The committee, in a vote Tuesday, asks Congress to immediately begin impeachment proceedings based on "evidence" that the administration lied to the American people and created a false justification for going to war in Iraq.

The resolution refers to the so-called Downing Street Memo – official minutes of a meeting between British Prime Minister Tony Blair and members of the Bush administration – and "new leaks of British documents."

The resolution says the Downing Street Memo "reveals that Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld began planning and executing war on Iraq before seeking Congressional and U.N. approval" and fixed intelligence and facts around the policy "with full knowledge that no evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq had been found."

The "new leaks of British documents," the resolution says, "provide further mounting evidence that the Administration lied or misled about 'mushroom clouds,' 'connections to 9-11,' and 'war as a last resort' as they sought United Nations, congressional and public approvals."

The committee also calls on the California Democratic Central Committee to adopt the resolution.

A local blogger, who first publicized the resolution, commented: "In the 2004 Presidential Election, Bush beat Kerry in San Diego County by six percentage points. Regardless of how they feel about the Iraq War, local Democrats should be working on outreach, not pushing away potential crossover voters. Dumb, dumb, dumb."

In June, Democratic members of Congress held an unofficial hearing on Capitol Hill to draw attention to the memos. In a jammed room in the basement of the Capitol, Representative John Conyers Jr., the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, presided as witnesses asserted the documents vindicated their view that Bush made the decision to topple former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein long before he has admitted.

There were calls for impeachment at the hearing.

The White House maintains that Bush decided to invade Iraq only after Secretary of State Colin Powell made the administration's case in a lengthy presentation to the U.N. Security Council on Feb. 5, 2003. His argument focused on intelligence demonstrating that Iraq had illicit weapons.

As WorldNetDaily reported, many of the same weblogs that successfully challenged Dan Rather's documents questioned whether the Downing Street memos are for real.

The controversy seems to be reaching a fever pitch when Times of London reporter Michael Smith admitted the memos he used in his stories are not originals, but copies he retyped.

"Until tonight ... no one questioned the authenticity of the documents provided by the Times of London," said CaptainsQuartersBlog, one of the sites behind the Rather scandal. "That has now changed, as Times reporter Michael Smith admitted that the memos he used are not originals, but retyped copies.

The CaptainsQuartersBlog said that even if the memos could be authenticated, "they're still meaningless." That they simply do not contain any smoking-gun evidence of lies by the Bush administration or the British government of Tony Blair.

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“Two senior British government officials today acknowledged as authentic a series of 2002 pre-Iraq war memosstating that Saddam Hussein’s nuclear weapons program was “effectively frozen

State your source for the above. Thanks!

SAN STEFFAN / WESTMINSTER DATGANIAD I'R WASG PLAID CYMRU THE PARTY OF WALES PRESS RELEASE Wednesday 29 June 2005 - for immediate release

The Prime Minister has confirmed the authenticity of a Downing Street memo in which Sir Richard Dearlove, the former head of MI6, tells Mr Blair that the Bush administration was "fixing" the intelligence and facts about Saddam Hussein's regime to back up a decision that had been taken to invade Iraq as early as July 2002.

AP: Blair Denies (Downing Street) Memos Prove Iraq Decision
Yahoo AP News ^ | 06/29/2005 | PAISLEY DODDS

Posted on 06/29/2005 12:28:09 PM PDT by Tatze

LONDON - British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday the "Downing Street memos" paint a distorted picture, and he insisted that the Iraq war was not predetermined by the United States.

"People say the decision was already taken. The decision was not already taken," he said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press.

Blair added he was "a bit astonished" at the intensive U.S. media coverage about the leaked memos, which suggested the White House viewed the war with Iraq as inevitable.

WEB EXCLUSIVE
By Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball
Newsweek
Updated: 6:43 p.m. ET June 17, 2005

June 15 - Two senior British government officials today acknowledged as authentic a series of 2002 pre-Iraq war memos stating that Saddam Hussein's nuclear weapons program was "effectively frozen" and that there was "no recent evidence" of Iraqi ties to international terrorism—private conclusions that contradicted two key pillars of the Bush administration's public case for the invasion in March 2003.

You know, this is another attempt to change the subject and discredit the people in this country who want to know the truth. Life must be getting uncomfortable indeed for the cabal if they're scrambling this hard.

SAN STEFFAN / WESTMINSTER DATGANIAD I’R WASG PLAID CYMRU THE PARTY OF WALES PRESS RELEASE Wednesday 29 June 2005 - for immediate release

The Prime Minister has confirmed the authenticity of a Downing Street memo in which Sir Richard Dearlove, the former head of MI6, tells Mr Blair that the Bush administration was "fixing" the intelligence and facts about Saddam Hussein’s regime to back up a decision that had been taken to invade Iraq as early as July 2002.

The Downing Street memo which was leaked to the Sunday Times newspaper in May 2005 has become a critical issue in the US. Senators Kennedy and Kerry have joined the escalating debate by writing to the President asking whether or not the memo was authentic and accurate. Downing Street has previously refused to comment on the memo’s authenticity, but challenged for the first time on the floor of the House of Commons the Prime Minister has finally confirmed its authenticity.

Speaking after Prime Minister’s Questions, Adam Price MP said:

"The confirmation that the memo is authentic will cause ripples throughout the United States where 122 Members of the US Congress have written to the President asking if Sir Richard Dearlove’s statement in the memo, that ’the intelligence and the facts are being fixed around the policy’ is correct.

Also, see:
Cover story: The road to war
Robin Cook, the former foreign secretary, is publishing the diary he kept as a cabinet minister while Tony Blair prepared to lead Britain to war in Iraq. In a devastating revelation, the prime minister's real views on Saddam's weapons are exposed

In the London Times: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2092-841557_1,00.html

Isn't this a second authentication of the Downing Street Memoes?

William Kristol's at it again, see below link to July 12th, 2005 letter... his PNAC "think tank" commands always result in more war violence. His war machine racket needs to be RICO'd and permanently disbanded and disabled.
http://www.newamericancentury.org/troops-20050713.htm

LEAVING NEVER-NEVER LAND!

The more discredited Bush and his cronies become the sooner we will see a mass movement against their policies. While there will always be some who live in NEVER-Never Land, Bush is paying a price with a drop in his approval ratings and even more important, his creditability!

Whether we are talking about Iraq, a Bolton recess appointment, or the Rove matter, in Bush Universe, when the means can’t be adjusted to ends, the Bush /Rove Political Machine tries adjusting the ends to fit the means! The minute the decline of Rove began more than half America {or more now} asked, “Well, how are they going to play it to get out of this? Less people are buying the Bush and Republican tripe nowadays! More are noticing there are just too many lies and scandals that one Administration can cover-up without sooner or later questioning the veracity of everything the Bush regime does or says. Let’s not say about our Democracy, “This is the way it should have been done

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