Monday, June 20, 2005

Time to Impeach a War Criminal

Time to Impeach a War Criminal
Jun 20, 2005, 08:26
Capitol Hill Blue

Slowly, but steadily, the Downing Street Memo is getting the public attention it deserves and making the case that President George W. Bush should be removed from office.

The memo, dated July 23, 2002, is a summary of a meeting between Richard Dearlove, the head of British intelligence, and senior Bush Administration officials. This was before Bush started making his public case to invade Iraq but, according to the memo, the decision had already been made:

“The intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy. The [National Security Council] had no patience with the UN route, and no enthusiasm for publishing material on the Iraqi regime's record. There was little discussion in Washington of the aftermath after military action.”

In other words, at a time when Bush was telling the American people that “every possible avenue” would be exhausted before going to war the administration had, in fact, already made up its mind to invade Iraq and was willing to manufacture evidence to support such an invasion.

The Downing Street memo confirms what many had already suspected – George W. Bush is an out-and-out liar who intentionally misled the American public, the U.S. Congress and our allies.

I, for one, don’t want a liar as my President. I don’t want a man who is willing to send 1700-plus Americans to their deaths in a war based on lies running what used to be the greatest nation on earth.

Yes, George W. Bush should be impeached