York Daily Record (Pennsylvania)
Monday, August 15, 2005
Rep. Platts' concern about the possibility that baseball player Rafael Palmeiro lied to Congress was front-page news on Aug. 6. He said Congress has an obligation based on integrity to investigate whether Palmeiro knowingly lied.
Does Mr. Platts feel the same obligation to investigate the statements President Bush and his administration made to Congress that led to our invasion of Iraq? The recently released Downing Street memos (www.afterdowningstreet.org ) add even more credibility to the idea that the president lied to take our country to war.
While the Palmeiro case is serious, it pales in comparison to the Iraq war, which has already cost 1,826 soldiers' lives, injured thousands more, cost billions and has no end in sight.
Surely Mr. Platts should feel the same concern to investigate whether President Bush knowingly lied about Iraq. I hope he will join the 42 representatives in Congress co-sponsoring HR 375, calling for an inquiry into Iraq war planning.
WEST MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP
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