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This piece was first published as the start of a general discussion forum thread on Democratic Underground.
Guest Editorial: Marilyn Conner (aka hiley)
hiley Sat May-14-05
(this is an email I sent to all Senators on May 13)
I am writing today to implore you to do something about President Bush and his tactics for going to Iraq immediately, and to stop the use of all depleted uranium weapons.
The memo that was leaked 13 days ago begs for immediate action against President Bush and his entire Administration.
IMPEACHMENT TIME: "FACTS WERE FIXED."
Special to BuzzFlash - Thursday, May 5, 2005
By Greg Palast
Here it is. The smoking gun. The memo that has "IMPEACH HIM" written all over it.
The top-level government memo marked "SECRET AND STRICTLY PERSONAL," dated eight months before Bush sent us into Iraq, following a closed meeting with the President, reads, "Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam through military action justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy."
Read that again: "The intelligence and facts were being fixed...."
For years, after each damning report on BBC TV, viewers inevitably ask me, "Isn't this grounds for impeachment?" -- vote rigging, a blind eye to terror and the bin Ladens before 9-11, and so on. Evil, stupidity and self-dealing are shameful but not impeachable. What's needed is a "high crime or misdemeanor."
And if this ain't it, nothing is.
The memo uncovered this week by the Times, goes on to describe an elaborate plan by George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair to hoodwink the planet into supporting an attack on Iraq knowing full well the evidence for war was a phony.
SECRET AND STRICTLY PERSONAL - UK EYES ONLY
From: Matthew Rycroft
Date: 23 July 2002
S 195 /02
cc: Defence Secretary, Foreign Secretary, Attorney-General, Sir Richard Wilson, John Scarlett, Francis Richards, CDS, C, Jonathan Powell, Sally Morgan, Alastair Campbell
IRAQ: PRIME MINISTER'S MEETING, 23 JULY
Copy addressees and you met the Prime Minister on 23 July to discuss Iraq.
This record is extremely sensitive. No further copies should be made. It should be shown only to those with a genuine need to know its contents.
John Scarlett summarised the intelligence and latest JIC assessment. Saddam's regime was tough and based on extreme fear. The only way to overthrow it was likely to be by massive military action. Saddam was worried and expected an attack, probably by air and land, but he was not convinced that it would be immediate or overwhelming. His regime expected their neighbours to line up with the US. Saddam knew that regular army morale was poor. Real support for Saddam among the public was probably narrowly based.
C reported on his recent talks in Washington. There was a perceptible shift in attitude. Military
Depleted Uranium Weapons use has to be stopped immediately, the use of these weapons is a War Crime.
Look at the pictures on this link I provide and know this is happening to American children as well, just not in such great numbers as those of Iraqi children.
These mid-wives are purported to have said they no longer look forward to births as.... "We don't know what's going to come out."
"You Must be the Change you Wish to see in the world"
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
If you don't have time to send something like this to all the Senators as I did, you can do actions at http://www.downingstreetmemo.com/index.html
There is also a diary about the Downing Street Memo web site at
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