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Rep. Lee Introduces Resolution of Inquiry into Iraq War Planning


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Congresswoman Barbara Lee (Dem., Calif.) has introduced a Resolution of Inquiry in the House of Representatives (H. Res 375) which, if passed, will require the White House and the State Department to "transmit all information relating to communication with officials of the United Kingdom between January 1, 2002, and October 16, 2002, relating to the policy of the United States with respect to Iraq."

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Here is the text of the Resolution:

109TH CONGRESS
1ST SESSION H. RES. 375

Requesting the President and directing the Secretary of State to transmit to the House of Representatives not later than 14 days after the date of the adoption of this resolution all information in the possession of the President and the Secretary of State relating to communication
with officials of the United Kingdom between January 1, 2002, and October 16, 2002, relating to the policy of the United States with respect to Iraq.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Ms. LEE submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the
Committee on _________________

RESOLUTION

Requesting the President and directing the Secretary of State to transmit to the House of Representatives not later than 14 days after the date of the adoption of this resolution all information in the possession of the President and the Secretary of State relating to communication
with officials of the United Kingdom between January 1, 2002, and October 16, 2002, relating to the
policy of the United States with respect to Iraq.

Resolved, That not later than 14 days after the date of the adoption of this resolution—

(1) the President is requested to transmit to the House of Representatives all documents, including telephone and electronic mail records, logs, calendars, minutes, and memos, in the possession of the President relating to communications with officials of the United Kingdom from January 1, 2002, to October 16, 2002, relating to the policy of the United States with respect to Iraq, including any discussions or communications between the President or other Administration officials and officials of the United Kingdom that occurred before the meeting on July 23, 2002, at 10 Downing Street in London, England, between Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom, United Kingdom intelligence officer Richard Dearlove, and other national security officials of the Blair Administration; and

(2) the Secretary of State is directed to transmit to the House of Representatives all documents, including telephone and electronic mail records, logs, calendars, minutes, memos, and records of internal discussions, in the possession of the Secretary relating to communications with officials of the United Kingdom from January 1, 2002, to October 16, 2002, relating to the policy of the United States with respect to Iraq, including any discussions or communications between the Secretary of State or other officials of the Department of State and officials of the United Kingdom that occurred before the meeting on July 23, 2002, at 10 Downing Street in London, England, between Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom, United Kingdom intelligence officer Richard Dearlove, and other national security officials of the Blair Administration.

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Extreme Anger

He has caused 1000 of deaths for no reson at all!!!!!!!!!!!!! (All this crap based on lies!!!)

Your explaination sounds vaguely fimiliar. It sounds like you were taking about Bush.

As for George Bush I am sure you know that he used false
documents. He was found to have lied. How sad to end
a career by using phony documents because you are trying
to get someone.

Just in case you don't know, I replaced Dan Rather with this incompetent fool.

I tried to sign your online petition, but I couldn't. Bush hackers must have gotten to the site.

Ed

Representative Lee:

For once do something right. Stop this foolish resolution, and stand up and support this war big time. If you can take the democratic blinders from your eyes for a bit and think how all this started you will become a Republican. Clinton--Clinton--Clinton. If that fool had taken time out from furthering his sex life and focused on what the various security agencies were trying to tell him about OBL and other terrorists he could have prevented all this. He did have the opportunity. What did he do? He weaseled out of it and let the next President take the heat. Just think if Gore had been elected--We would be in negotiations with the terrorist now to see how many more building we would let them destroy. I know you are unable to understand what I am saying, so the only choice that I have is to keep you and your party in the minority.

Frank,

I think the best response to your message would be this quote from the film "Billy Madison":

"...what you have just said, is the most insanely idiotic thing I have ever heard. At no point, in your rambling incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul."

I hope that was helpful. Oh, and please turn off Fox News. It's rotting your brain stem.

Wasn't it Dubya and Condi who ignored the advice that Bin Laden was planning attacks on American soil? And weren't they the ones who ignored Richard Clark? And where are those WMDs anyway? Not in Iraq OR under Bush's desk. Why aren't YOU over in Iraq, if you think it's such a great place to be. Or do you admire your chickenhawk president so much that you have to run and hide like him too?

I am on my way to Iraq. Why are you not questioning
Jamie Gorelick about the WALL? This is why we are in
Iraq. Iraq was the place where terrorists went to seek
help and advice. Remember the terror training camp in
Iraq where planes were being used by the terrorists?
Remember the gigantic mural of the burning twin towers
found by our soldiers on entering Iraq? This is what
decorated the palaces, and this is why I am on my way.
We have an all volunteer army. Those who want to go
should be able to go without the interferance of people who
are against the War. If Jamie Gorelick and Clinton had
done their job responsively, we would not be in Iraq today!

my god, you're a moron!!!

I think this is the way most Americans feel. We are
silent but we are powerful. Next election we will come
out again, and we will be heard.
Some day, we Democrats will get our party back, and
people like Rep. Lee will be tossed out of the way.
What has happened to the Democrats?

Maybe if the Republicans and Ken Starr weren't so busy sticking their noses in Clinton's private business, he would have had time to get OBL. You think George is doing a good job of it, how come OBL still is loose? George had to go for the gold (oil) and completely dropped the ball on OBL. One can only hope that justice will be served come 2006, and people realize that we have a sociopath running the country, and anyone who sides with him needs to go.

Unfortunately, Gore wasn't elected and that is why we're in the mess that we are now in. Take off YOUR BLINDERS and WISE UP, your emporer has no clothes!!

Just before New Years' Eve 2000, when Clinton was our President, we captured the terrorist Ahmed Ressam. Bush ignored Clinton's warnings about OBL and terrorism.

In the days leading up to 9/11, Bush was at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, cutting brush for the photographers. When the airplanes struck the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, he was at another photo op in a gradeschool, reading to students.

Who protected our country better?

Karl Rove is a Nazi hack
His face I would like to smack
Dick Cheney's an evil man
always got a shady plan
Condi Rice is an oil whore
that is why we went to war
If you voted dubya Bush
your brains must have turned to mush

You fascist! All you Neocons do is blame everything on Clinton. The right has been in charge of this country for 5 years now! How quickly you forget that when Clinton tried to retaliate for the actions of our enemy, he was shut down by you right wing ass munchers. "No War For Monica" was the chant. And now you want to blame him because the right wing Nazi machine tied his hands over a stupid fucking blowjob.
Bush lied about this war. I know you are unable to understand that. 911 was done by Afghanistan (Osama Bin laden) and by Suadi Arabians. Last I checked Saudi was the Bush Crime family's favorite mid East allie. Open up your eyes from the blinders of this so called "left wing" media. Yes the "left wing" media that won't report on Downing Street, the "left wing" media that won't report on Rovegate. That's sure some "left wing" media. Imagine if the media were right wing?
Go back to Nazi Germany you asshole and while you are there, take a geography lesson. Saudi is not in Iraq.

I saw a speech bush gave at some event where they had a short film clip with Him joking about finding WMD he was looking under he office desk and makeing fun of him self. This film clip needs to be shown to the public again over and over to show how men and women (Our kids) in the military died looking for this WMD and bush thinks it's entertainment. Jon Doster

They showed that clip during the campaign, and we still lost the election (or was it stolen, again). Even if I were a Republican, that clip would have made me vote Democratic. The man has no shame, and I can only hope the American public will pull their collective heads out of you know where.

go cindy go cindy because you speak for the americcan people

I think we should send the whole legislative branch packing, with the exception of maybe a half dozen. Even Mr. Biden wants to send more troops to Iraq. What kind of opposition is that?

I think we should send the whole legislative branch packing, with the exception of maybe a half dozen. Even Mr. Biden wants to send more troops to Iraq. What kind of opposition is that?

You're right. They're starting to look all the same. John Conyers, Jr. seems to have integrity. But I'm beginning to think it will have to God himself that will win the day for me. How easy with all that power and money to do right by people. And how often the tide goes the other way.

I would vote for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee in a hollywood MInute. That woman is head and shoulders above almost everyone in the house an senate.

and a Constitutional scholar

Will someone explain to me why Marvin Bush got off scott free after the 9/11 disaster? When Bush first took over the country, the first thing he did was award brother Marvin the security contract for (1) Dulles Airport and (2) The Twin Towers in New York. Yes, a phony security company was formed and Marvin was given the Contract to guard and protect those entities and many others. So, the first thing that happened was (1) Bin laden's group flew into tower one and the Security people told everyone to go back to their offices, "nothing to worry about!" remember that.

The second thing, all planes were grounded on Sept. 11, EXCEPT the planes that flew all of bin Laden's family members to WAshington's Dulles Airport for transfer to airplanes to take them back to the middle-east and Europe. Wow!

And, Marvin is still on the job, providing security to an increasingly unsecure nation. And of course, becoming a billionaire to boot, on your tax dime Americans. Let's hear it for one more scam by the Bush crime family.

jean bennett
Proud to be a Liberal (the only true Americans are Liberals) look at the founding fathers. The next time someone tries to demonize you by calling you a Liberal, just ask them: Do you think it was conservatives who formed the Minute Men and pulled off the Revolution that got rid of England?

This is astounding. Marvin Bush is a bad egg and his record should have been part of the 2000 campaign. Can you tell me your source on this. When I share this with my closed-minded friends I want to be able to back it up when they challenge me.

Thank you!

M. Blanco

try http://question911.com/links.php for a link to a lot of video material on the subject. Share this with your close minded friends and you won't need to say anymore! Especially watch "Loose Change" which references Marvin's "little security lapse" at the world trade center a few weeks before 9/11.

So glad to see posts RE: Loose Change and Marvin Bush.
A simple search of Marvin Bush gives the info and links.
Loose Change is the latest documentary...
In Plane Site is also very good...
Especially pointing out the same info as Loose Change that this was all an inside job, including the controlled demolition, and the facts that the Pentagon and Shanks Pennsylvania show NO SIGNS OF A COMMERCIAL AIRLINER...Look at any early fotos in newspapers and magazines you may have. The Documentaries and info on the internet explain those fotos were confiscated early on, as well as CNN coverage that reported the truth of demolition explosions bringing the WTC's down REPORTED by the NYPD and NYFD; never reported in the news again.
YOU CAN GET EITHER OF THESE FILMS WITH A SIMPLE SEARCH...
THE PRODUCERS WANT YOU TO COPY THEM AND SHOW THEM TO WHOEVER YOU CAN...ITS ALL ABOUT THE EXPOSURE THE MSM UNDER GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
HOPES WE WILL OVERLOOK AND FORGET.

With his mendacious words Bush has killed the honor of our nation. Now we are confused and divided. Who will sing the requiem for the "land of the free and the home of the brave", who?

Please support full investigation and disclosure by congress of the Downing Street Memo.

Bush go to the front line in IRAQ!!!

Let him drive through a U.S. innercity in an unarmored Humvee with the Presidential seal on the side. What's good enough for the troops in Iraq should be good enough for the Commander here at home, right?

For once, give the American people the truth about a war which has done so much damage to everything we hold dear.

You aren't going to get the truth from neo-con corporatist liars. All they have is "new realities." They make it up as they go along.

Stop this madness now, these people who run/ruin this country are not Americans, they are WAR CRIMINALS. How many more of our troops are going to die???? WHAT NOBLE CAUSE??????????

If you think Marvin Bush has smelly connections, try looking up the historical connnection between Prescott Bush and the Nazis. Prescott is George W's grandfather and George Sr's dad. Prescott (and others) were responsible for investing money for the Nazis, much like The Carlyle Group (which includes George, Sr, George W and Jeb) controls investments in Washington D C.

READ ON!!READ ON!!!THE PEOPLE (AMONG OTHERS) LISTED BELOW ARE THE ONES REALLY RUNNING AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!and remember Liar-in-Chief, G W, was born in Connecticutt, with an oily, silver spoon in his mouth.

Other members of The Carlyle Group are: Fred Malek, William Barr, J W Marriott, Frank Carlucci, Donald Rumsfeld, Caspar Weinberger, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, King Fahd (now deceased), Prince Sultan bin Abdulazziz, Richard Secord (of Iran-Contra fame), James Baker III, Colin Powell, Michael Eisner, John Major (ex-UK Prime Minister and head of Carlyle Europe), Denise Nappier (Connecticutt State Treasurer), Paul Silverster (former Connecticutt State Treasurer), Arthur Levitt (former SEC chairman), Crown Prince Abdullah (now King of Saudi Arabia), Park Tae-joon (former prime minister of South Korea), Michael Kim (son-in-law of Park Tae-joon and head of Carlyle Korea), Shafiz bin Laden (estranged brother of Osama bin Laden: as representative to Carlyle for the bin Laden investments, was at the Carlyle annual investor conference in Washington D C on 9/11/01), Paul Wolfowitz (present head of World Bank), Louis Gerstner, Jr. (former chairman of IBM), among others.

His NYC firm loaned Hitler 15% of the money he needed to arm and attack Europe. In 1942, our federal government found Bush and the firm to be "war profiteers" which was a disgrace. The family has been in that business since WW I aka the Great War. This is what corporatism is all about. As Mussolini, inventor of modern fascism pointed out, "Fascism should be called corporatism. It is the merging of corporate and government power."

And soon to be added to this list will be the (dis...)honourable Tony Blair. Seems as if this Carlyle Group is a big fat pension account for all those who contribute to the Carlyle Financial World Order !

If Al Gore had told us to meet him in front of the Supreme Court after Scalia stopped the vote count, millions of us would hAve shown up...and we wouldn't have left until they started to count the ballots. Gore said he didn't want to be a divisive element in the battle for the White House. So he flat out QUIT! By quitting he let these animals take over our country. By not letting Clinton campaign for him Gore proved to an emotional eunuch. He said he wanted to be his own man. Instead he became his own boy. Clinton would have put him over the top. Keery also quit. Two days after the race he capitulated. What a wimp! The Democrats have won the last two Presidential elections, but a blithering idiot is the President. The Democrats don't have am essage problem, or a values problem or a framing problem...they have a wimp problem. Until they show guts, determination and stand up to these right-wing animals we're doomed. Im not holding my breath.

If Al Gore had told us to meet him in front of the Supreme Court after Scalia stopped the vote count, millions of us would have shown up...and we wouldn't have left until they started to count the ballots. Gore said he didn't want to be a divisive element in the battle for the White House. So he flat out QUIT! By quitting he let these animals take over our country. By not letting Clinton campaign for him Gore proved to an emotional eunuch. He said he wanted to be his own man. Instead he became his own boy. Clinton would have put him over the top. Kerry also quit. Two days after the race he capitulated. What a wimp! The Democrats have won the last two Presidential elections, but a blithering idiot is the President. The Democrats don't have am essage problem, or a values problem or a framing problem...they have a wimp problem. Until they show guts, determination and stand up to these right-wing animals we're doomed. Im not holding my breath.

Don't just sit there, holding your breath, waiting for Democrats to stand up to the neoCons who seem to have an undue effect in our country. Join your local Democrats and other progressive groups. Add your spine to these organizations. If you and others who feel this way do that, we can have an influence. How else will it happen? And stop even using the term "right" to describe them. They are wrong for America and wrong for the world.

The previous post pretty much says it....Gore and Kerry are both "of the ruling elitest class" of D.C. insiders and for my money NONE of that gang of carpetbaggers and thieves will be acceptable to the American people, if we manage to survive THIS BUNCH until the next ellection.

You may be ticked off at Gore. But few saw the breadth of the vote fraud coming then. At lest Gore tried. Kerry promised that he would make certain the vote was right. Aside from that, anybody bothering to check out the disenfrachisement efforts ongoing in Florida, Ohio and several other states, Black Box Voting and much other information about Diebold and ES&S knew what was coming. The handwriting was on the wall and in HAVA. But Kerry promised. He refused to pursue it legally in Ohio when he was the only potentially injured party who could force the courts to check out the votes. It was brought to light by a consortium of patriotic statistical analysts that the Edison/Mitofsky exit polls indicated a statistically impossible shift of 8 million votes between the official tally and those exit polls, primarily in ten swing states and virtually all errors identified nationwide went to Bush, also a statistical impossibility. Where have all but black Democrats in the House gone? I'm disgusted. BTW- if you'd like to plug into those working on it go to www.election.solarbus.org.

Barbara Lee was the only member of the House to have the intelligence and guts to vote against the resolution giving Herr Bush the power to attack and destroy Iraq in an illegal war. She deserves a medal. As for Herr Bush and the Fourth Reichstag fascist thugs--impeachment and imprisonment are too good!!

LET'S GET THE TRUTH OUT ON THIS DOWNING STREET DEAL. WE HAVE BEEN LIED TO LONG ENOUGH. IT IS WELL PAST THE TIME TO TELL THE TRUTH. I WOULDN'T SAY HE IS BRAIN LESS BUT SURE ENOUGH IS A JACKASS. BUSH SHOULD SWALLOW HIS PRIDE AND MEET WITH THE LADIES CAMPING OUT IN TEXAS. I AM SURE HE WILL FEEL MUCH BETYTER AFTER HE FINANILY TELLS THE TRUTH. IT IS HARD TO SWALLOW THAT DAMN SMIRK & GRIN OF HIS.

As a resident of Forida, and a constituent of Congresswoman, Ginny Brown-Waite, I urge her to support House resolution 375. It is my belief that the United States and the American people were misled into getting involved in a wrong war.
I am not opposed to war. However, I am opposed to getting American's killed as a result of a President's failure to get it right. "W," stands for, "WRONG!" The administration spewed one type of rhetoric before the war and was forced to change that rhetoric when they were proven wrong.
The leader that perpetrated the World Trade Center attacks still goes free! That's because our troops should be concentrated in Afghanistan and Pakistan......not Iraq. Donald Rumsfeld has movwed troops away from the real battleground to Iraq. He and the President have created more problems by their poor leadership roles and decisions.
In Texas, "W" might mean, "Dubya." In overall America, it means "W"rong! This President was and is wrong! Men and women are dying as a result of it and America remains a target of terrorism. This administration has literally helped and encouraged new terrorist training grounds into fruition.
America MUST wake up! As I am doing now, please urge your leaders to support House Resolution 375.......so a proper investigation into this President's decision-making process can be uncovered. The truth must be told! The lies must be revealed. The President must be removed!

Supporting Cindy,
Bill

I am convinced that this nation will be neither free nor safe, until the last Repuglican quits twitching from the end of his rope.

So many Repuglicans, so few lamp posts.

The Christian Radical Right Extremists, as well as conservatives in general. The TRUE ANTI-American elements in the United States.

When we get done with them, the citizens need to charge and destroy the Bastille yet again!!

I worked with Republicans for Kerry. I'm a Green. This nation is about pulling together, agreeing to disagree. Using inflamatory speech builds walls. As more Republicans and more conservative independents come to their senses they need to feel confident they can ally themselves with other reasonable citizens. I'm of the mind that a major component of the recovery of democracy in the US will need to come from inside the neo-con corporatist hijacked Republican Party itself. Reconciliation with honorable, clear-thinking conservatives is essential.

This is really about LABELS more than anything else. People are scared of being "labeled" a Democrat or (heaven forbid) a "Liberal" but don't necessarily support what the "Republicans" are doing.

But you have to see that everybody who isn't a neo-con seems to want to walk down a pretty little "middle of the road" with a "can't we all just get along" mentality while the neo-cons and the Christian Dominionists have only one simple agenda: DESTROY THE OPPOSITION TOTALLY AND WITHOUT MERCY OR EXCEPTION!

I'm sorry Pat, but there won't be soft middle for much longer.

You are either a part of the solution, and willing to call these liars, crooks and cheats to call for their actions (by WHATEVER means necessary, including the kinds they used in 1776 when they found themselves up against a tyrant) or you are part of the problem.

Conservative independents can join this movement any day -- I'll be happy to have them. I don't have a thing against EITHER of those two "groups" (i.e. labels). They would usually be against unprovoked intervention in foreign lands and running up record-size deficits and trade imbalances. Independents aren't generally fond of government intervention in private matters such as those that Patriot I and II provide for.

The Republican party HAS been hijacked -- you are right. And there will be no reconciliation with those who choose to identify themselves as "Republicans." They are the ENEMY. If you are willing to wear the label when it means you support this Administration and its policies (environmental, fiscal, foreign, or domestic) then you are THE ENEMY and there really isn't much room for debate, discussion, or conciliation. If you lay down with pigs, you WILL get dirty.

It's time to decide how you are going to answer your children or grandchildren when they ask you: "Why did you let them do it? Why didn't you do something to stop them?"

Charlie L
Portland, OR
CLL2001@gmail.com

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT WOULD AGREE WITH YOU!

This is exactly the kind of killer mentality that got this Nation where it is today. Until we can achieve a "more perfect union" we may never "establish justice". Killing is not the solution, it's the problem. It didn't work for Adolph, either. We as a fiendly and loving people must elect non-hostile leaders who know how to utilize diplomacy and tact to solve problems and feed the world properly without death and destruction.

I sent her an e-mail, got a 2 page letter from her yesterday. She is GREAT.

Impeach Bush and all the adminstration for the damn lies!!!

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