Sunday, June 19, 2005

Mothers of Slain Soldiers, Others, Demand Bush's Impeachment

Mothers of Slain Soldiers, Others, Demand Bush's Impeachment
By Staff and Wire Reports
Jun 17, 2005, 06:28
Capitol Hill Blue

Mothers of American soldiers of killed in President George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq joined with a constitutional lawyer before Congress Thursday to demand impeachment of the President for lying to force America into war.

Constitutional lawyer John Bonifaz told a Congressional hearing sufficient grounds exist to impeach the President for lying to Congress about the justification for the war.

"The United States House of Representatives has a constitutional duty to investigate fully and comprehensively the evidence revealed by the Downing Street memo and other related evidence, and to determine whether there are sufficient grounds to impeach George W. Bush, the President of the United States," Bonifaz said.

The explosive Downing Street memo, named for the Downing Street residence of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, shows Bush was determined to proceed with war in 2002, eight months before the war began, and played fast and loose with intelligence to boost the case before the country and the United Nations. The memo was written by a top British intelligence officer in 2002 and leaked to the British press recently. The memo has been widely reported in the British press but has been largely ignored by mainstream American media.

The hearing into implications of the memo was organized by U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. with about 20 House Democrats attending. No Republicans appeared.

Witnesses included former CIA analyst Ray McGovern and Joseph Wilson, the former U.S. ambassador to several African nation, who said the memo offers more proof that Bush took advantage of a nation and Congress traumatized by the September terrorism attacks.....