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Sunday, June 12, 2005

Sign, sign, everybody sign

You too can sign on to Rep. John Conyers' letter to pResident Bu**sh** demanding answers to questions about the Downing Street Memo.

BTW, the DSM now has a sequel:
MINISTERS were warned in July 2002 that Britain was committed to taking part in an American-led invasion of Iraq and they had no choice but to find a way of making it legal.

The warning, in a leaked Cabinet Office briefing paper, said Tony Blair had already agreed to back military action to get rid of Saddam Hussein at a summit at the Texas ranch of President George W Bush three months earlier.

The briefing paper, for participants at a meeting of Blair’s inner circle on July 23, 2002, said that since regime change was illegal it was “necessary to create the conditions” which would make it legal.

This was required because, even if ministers decided Britain should not take part in an invasion, the American military would be using British bases. This would automatically make Britain complicit in any illegal US action.
I'm not sure why this stuff might work when the facts have been clear for three years, but I hope it does. The case for impeachment was absolutely clear on March 20, 2003. Bush, Cheney, Powell and other criminals in the administration had stated for months, frequently unequivocally, that Iraq had WMD's. They twisted arms in the spineless congress and at the UN to get a resolution demanding that inspectors go back into Iraq. The inspectors spent the next four months proving that everything the criminals said was wrong. Despite this, the criminals went ahead and started a war--unprovoked, unnecessary, in violation of the UN charter and therefore in violation of the US constitution as well (treaties are the "highest law of the land"). Whether they had been planning the war for years, as the memos and statements by Paul O'Neill and others would indicate, or for two minutes, as the handling of the occupation would suggest, is irrelevant to the main issue--they started an unprovoked war of aggression. That's exactly what German and Japanese generals were hanged for after World War II.

Case closed. All these memos prove is that the Bushies were lying when they said that war was the last resort, a step to be taken after every other option had been exhausted. Only the most diehard Bushies with their heads miles up their Cheneys ever believed that.