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The Center For Public Integrity: The War Card

The Center for Public Integrity has published an eye-opening accounting of the rhetoric from the Bush administration that lead up to the invasion of Iraq.

President George W. Bush and seven of his administration’s top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, made at least 935 false statements in the two years following September 11, 2001, about the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. Nearly five years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an exhaustive examination of the record shows that the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses.

In short, the Bush administration led the nation to war on the basis of erroneous information that it methodically propagated and that culminated in military action against Iraq on March 19, 2003.

These arguments are along the same lines as HR 333. which calls for the impeachment of Vice President Cheney.

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Blumenauer lost my vote…

Earl Blumenauer chose to ignore the desires of his constituents and voted to table the discussion of the impeachment of Dick Cheney. He was the only Congressman from Oregon that did. I certainly won’t vote for him again. You can read Blumenauer’s contradictory opinion of impeachment here. He says he would do it in “a heartbeat, even if it is a longshot”, and won’t even vote to discuss it. That makes no sense.

In the video below, you can see Congressman Kucinich reading his resolution.

The Democrats missed a huge opportunity to begin the important discussion this nation must have regarding the conduct of this administration. The resolution was referred to committee, and I’m sure that’s the last we will see of it. At least Congressman Kucinich is willing to be a leader.

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