Hersh: The Bush Administration steps up its secret moves against Iran.

newyorker.com | July 7, 2008

“Although some legislators were troubled by aspects of the Finding, and “there was a significant amount of high-level discussion” about it, according to the source familiar with it, the funding for the escalation was approved. In other words, some members of the Democratic leadership—Congress has been under Democratic control since the 2006 elections—were willing, in secret, to go along with the Administration in expanding covert activities directed at Iran, while the Party’s presumptive candidate for President, Barack Obama, has said that he favors direct talks and diplomacy.”

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Fmr. W.H. Press Sec. Scott McClellan Testifies on the Valerie Plame Identity Leak

Watch (online too) on C-SPAN3 at 9:30am (ET) – http://c-span.org/


Today’s Scoop

General Accuses WH of War Crimes

Washingtonpost.com | June 18, 2008

“In his 2004 report on Abu Ghraib, then-Major General Anthony Taguba concluded that “numerous incidents of sadistic, blatant, and wanton criminal abuses were inflicted on several detainees.” He called the abuse “systemic and illegal.” And, as Seymour M. Hersh reported in the New Yorker, he was rewarded for his honesty by being forced into retirement.”

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Support Rep. Kucinich’s and the Articles of Impeachment Against George Bush

opednew.com | June 19, 2008

“Please, if you will, sign this petition supporting Rep. Kucinich and urging your Congressperson and Senators to join him in this effort.

I know that the chance of Bush actually being impeached or in any way held accountable for his violations of the Constitution, his violations of the Geneva Conventions, his human rights crimes, his war crimes, and the many other crimes he is alleged to have engaged in is, as the saying goes, “slim to bupkis.” Nevertheless, for what it’s worth, in the Congressional Record there is now proof that some Americans were not willing to ignore or gloss over these terrible crimes.”

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They won’t impeach? – Let’s try this…

Our elected representatives have pat answers to the impeachment issue including: it will hurt the democrats and look like we are just trying to get even.

So now I think I’m going to change it up a bit and ask my Congressman, Chris Van Hollen, and members of the Judiciary Committee what they plan to do to hold Bush and Cheney (et al.) accountable for – oh, let’s say my top 35 from the 35 articles of impeachment against Bush that Patriot Dennis Kucinich introduced last week:

Mr. Van Hollen, since you have a pat answer and you don’t wish to honor your Constitutional duty to start impeachment hearings, Here is a brand new question for you: How do you plan to hold Bush and Cheney accountable for:

  1. Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for War Against Iraq.
  2. Falsely, Systematically, and with Criminal Intent Conflating the Attacks of September 11, 2001, With Misrepresentation of Iraq as a Security Threat as Part of Fraudulent Justification for a War of Aggression.
  3. Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction, to Manufacture a False Case for War.
  4. Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq Posed an Imminent Threat to the United States.
  5. Illegally Misspending Funds to Secretly Begin a War of Aggression.
  6. Invading Iraq in Violation of the Requirements of H. J. Res114.
  7. Invading Iraq Absent a Declaration of War.
  8. Invading Iraq, A Sovereign Nation, in Violation of the UN Charter.
  9. Failing to Provide Troops With Body Armor and Vehicle Armor.
  10. Falsifying Accounts of US Troop Deaths and Injuries for Political Purposes.
  11. Establishment of Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq.
  12. Initiating a War Against Iraq for Control of That Nation’s Natural Resources.
  13. Creating a Secret Task Force to Develop Energy and Military Policies With Respect to Iraq and Other Countries.
  14. Misprision of a Felony, Misuse and Exposure of Classified Information And Obstruction of Justice in the Matter of Valerie Plame Wilson, Clandestine Agent of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  15. Providing Immunity from Prosecution for Criminal Contractors in Iraq.
  16. Reckless Misspending and Waste of U.S. Tax Dollars in Connection With Iraq and US Contractors.
  17. Illegal Detention: Detaining Indefinitely And Without Charge Persons Both U.S. Citizens and Foreign Captives.
  18. Torture: Secretly Authorizing, and Encouraging the Use of Torture Against Captives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Other Places, as a Matter of Official Policy.
  19. Rendition: Kidnapping People and Taking Them Against Their Will to “Black Sites” Located in Other Nations, Including Nations Known to Practice Torture.
  20. Imprisoning Children.
  21. Misleading Congress and the American People About Threats from Iran, and Supporting Terrorist Organizations Within Iran, With the Goal of Overthrowing the Iranian Government.
  22. Creating Secret Laws.
  23. Violation of the Posse Comitatus Act.
  24. Spying on American Citizens, Without a Court-Ordered Warrant, in Violation of the Law and the Fourth Amendment.
  25. Directing Telecommunications Companies to Create an Illegal and Unconstitutional Database of the Private Telephone Numbers and Emails of American Citizens.
  26. Announcing the Intent to Violate Laws with Signing Statements.
  27. Failing to Comply with Congressional Subpoenas and Instructing Former Employees Not to Comply.
  28. Tampering with Free and Fair Elections, Corruption of the Administration of Justice.
  29. Conspiracy to Violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
  30. Misleading Congress and the American People in an Attempt to Destroy Medicare.
  31. Katrina: Failure to Plan for the Predicted Disaster of Hurricane – Katrina, Failure to Respond to a Civil Emergency.
    Misleading Congress and the American People, Systematically
  32. Undermining Efforts to Address Global Climate Change.
  33. Repeatedly Ignored and Failed to Respond to High Level Intelligence Warnings of Planned Terrorist Attacks in the US, Prior to 911.
  34. Obstruction of the Investigation into the Attacks of September 11, 2001.
  35. Endangering the Health of 911 First Responders.

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“Gang of Eight” & Obstruction of Justice should move Conyers, right?

Read the impeachable, criminal, anti-Constitutional charges against Bush then ask yourself…

“What is going on here? Why is everyone (almost everyone) in Congress protecting Bush and Cheney?”

We need your fresh ideas! I’m going to start a list:

  1. Obstruction of Justice Tactic: The “Gang of Eight” was secretly tipped off about warrantless NSA surveillance and torture (Articles #24 and #18 ) years before the New York Times and Washington Post revealed them to the public. Those reports have never been disputed.
    • What to do: Call Conyers & chat with him or his admin: It’s basically this: Under the House Ethics Rules, Nancy Pelosi and other witnesses (who may be accessories) are required to recuse themselves from participation to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest. They are interested parties who can not in good faith move to keep impeachment off the table.
    • Details here>>

ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH

Washington, Jun 10 – Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio
In the United States House of Representatives
Monday, June 9th, 2008
A Resolution

INDEX

Article I
Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for
War Against Iraq.

Article II
Falsely, Systematically, and with Criminal Intent Conflating the
Attacks of September 11, 2001, With Misrepresentation of Iraq as a
Security Threat as Part of Fraudulent Justification for a War of
Aggression.

Article III
Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq
Possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction, to Manufacture a False Case for
War.

Article IV
Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq
Posed an Imminent Threat to the United States.

Article V
Illegally Misspending Funds to Secretly Begin a War of Aggression.

Article VI
Invading Iraq in Violation of the Requirements of H. J. Res114.

Article VII
Invading Iraq Absent a Declaration of War.

Article VIII
Invading Iraq, A Sovereign Nation, in Violation of the UN Charter.

Article IX
Failing to Provide Troops With Body Armor and Vehicle Armor.

Article X
Falsifying Accounts of US Troop Deaths and Injuries for Political
Purposes.

Article XI
Establishment of Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq.

Article XII
Initiating a War Against Iraq for Control of That Nation’s Natural
Resources.

Article XIIII
Creating a Secret Task Force to Develop Energy and Military Policies
With Respect to Iraq and Other Countries.

Article XIV
Misprision of a Felony, Misuse and Exposure of Classified Information
And Obstruction of Justice in the Matter of Valerie Plame Wilson,
Clandestine Agent of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Article XV
Providing Immunity from Prosecution for Criminal Contractors in Iraq.

Article XVI
Reckless Misspending and Waste of U.S. Tax Dollars in Connection With
Iraq and US Contractors.

Article XVII
Illegal Detention: Detaining Indefinitely And Without Charge Persons
Both U.S. Citizens and Foreign Captives.

Article XVIII
Torture: Secretly Authorizing, and Encouraging the Use of Torture
Against Captives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Other Places, as a Matter
of Official Policy.

Article XIX
Rendition: Kidnapping People and Taking Them Against Their Will to
“Black Sites” Located in Other Nations, Including Nations Known to
Practice Torture.

Article XX
Imprisoning Children.

Article XXI
Misleading Congress and the American People About Threats from Iran,
and Supporting Terrorist Organizations Within Iran, With the Goal of
Overthrowing the Iranian Government.

Article XXII
Creating Secret Laws.

Article XXIII
Violation of the Posse Comitatus Act.

Article XXIV
Spying on American Citizens, Without a Court-Ordered Warrant, in
Violation of the Law and the Fourth Amendment.

Article XXV
Directing Telecommunications Companies to Create an Illegal and
Unconstitutional Database of the Private Telephone Numbers and Emails
of American Citizens.

Article XXVI
Announcing the Intent to Violate Laws with Signing Statements.

Article XXVII
Failing to Comply with Congressional Subpoenas and Instructing Former
Employees Not to Comply.

Article XXVIII
Tampering with Free and Fair Elections, Corruption of the
Administration of Justice.

Article XXIX
Conspiracy to Violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Article XXX
Misleading Congress and the American People in an Attempt to Destroy
Medicare.

Article XXXI
Katrina: Failure to Plan for the Predicted Disaster of Hurricane
Katrina, Failure to Respond to a Civil Emergency.

Article XXXII
Misleading Congress and the American People, Systematically
Undermining Efforts to Address Global Climate Change.

Article XXXIII
Repeatedly Ignored and Failed to Respond to High Level Intelligence
Warnings of Planned Terrorist Attacks in the US, Prior to 911.

Article XXXIV
Obstruction of the Investigation into the Attacks of September 11,
2001.

Article XXXV
Endangering the Health of 911 First Responders.

Tuesday Evening Update: The Clerk of the House is reading the articles of impeachment, at the conclusion of which Rep. Kucinich will make a motion.

from afterdowningstreet.org | 6/10/08

Rep. Robert Wexler is the first to cosponsor and was to be on Keith Olbermann today.

Why isn’t the media reporting the BIGGEST story of the year?! – CALL THE MEDIA!

more on the media blackout >>

Kucinich Website Crippled Under Suspicious Circumstances Following Introduction of Impeachment Articles

Call/Email Your Congress Member – Congress has 72 hours to table it, send it to committee, pass it, or reject it.

The full text of the articles is available at:
http://chun.afterdowningstreet.org/amomentoftruth.pdf

Kucinich: Articles of Impeachment, Pres. Bush (PDF from c-span web site)


At the conclusion Tuesday evening it was announced that the House will consider the resolution on Wednesday am.

BREAKING! Kucinich Introduces 35 Articles of Impeachment Against George W. Bush!

democrats.com | June, 9 2009

ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH

Washington, Jun 10 – Dennis J. Kucinich of Ohio
In the United States House of Representatives
Monday, June 9th, 2008
A Resolution

INDEX

Article I
Creating a Secret Propaganda Campaign to Manufacture a False Case for
War Against Iraq.

Article II
Falsely, Systematically, and with Criminal Intent Conflating the
Attacks of September 11, 2001, With Misrepresentation of Iraq as a
Security Threat as Part of Fraudulent Justification for a War of
Aggression.

Article III
Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq
Possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction, to Manufacture a False Case for
War.

Article IV
Misleading the American People and Members of Congress to Believe Iraq
Posed an Imminent Threat to the United States.

Article V
Illegally Misspending Funds to Secretly Begin a War of Aggression.

Article VI
Invading Iraq in Violation of the Requirements of H. J. Res114.

Article VII
Invading Iraq Absent a Declaration of War.

Article VIII
Invading Iraq, A Sovereign Nation, in Violation of the UN Charter.

Article IX
Failing to Provide Troops With Body Armor and Vehicle Armor.

Article X
Falsifying Accounts of US Troop Deaths and Injuries for Political
Purposes.

Article XI
Establishment of Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq.

Article XII
Initiating a War Against Iraq for Control of That Nation’s Natural
Resources.

Article XIIII
Creating a Secret Task Force to Develop Energy and Military Policies
With Respect to Iraq and Other Countries.

Article XIV
Misprision of a Felony, Misuse and Exposure of Classified Information
And Obstruction of Justice in the Matter of Valerie Plame Wilson,
Clandestine Agent of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Article XV
Providing Immunity from Prosecution for Criminal Contractors in Iraq.

Article XVI
Reckless Misspending and Waste of U.S. Tax Dollars in Connection With
Iraq and US Contractors.

Article XVII
Illegal Detention: Detaining Indefinitely And Without Charge Persons
Both U.S. Citizens and Foreign Captives.

Article XVIII
Torture: Secretly Authorizing, and Encouraging the Use of Torture
Against Captives in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Other Places, as a Matter
of Official Policy.

Article XIX
Rendition: Kidnapping People and Taking Them Against Their Will to
“Black Sites” Located in Other Nations, Including Nations Known to
Practice Torture.

Article XX
Imprisoning Children.

Article XXI
Misleading Congress and the American People About Threats from Iran,
and Supporting Terrorist Organizations Within Iran, With the Goal of
Overthrowing the Iranian Government.

Article XXII
Creating Secret Laws.

Article XXIII
Violation of the Posse Comitatus Act.

Article XXIV
Spying on American Citizens, Without a Court-Ordered Warrant, in
Violation of the Law and the Fourth Amendment.

Article XXV
Directing Telecommunications Companies to Create an Illegal and
Unconstitutional Database of the Private Telephone Numbers and Emails
of American Citizens.

Article XXVI
Announcing the Intent to Violate Laws with Signing Statements.

Article XXVII
Failing to Comply with Congressional Subpoenas and Instructing Former
Employees Not to Comply.

Article XXVIII
Tampering with Free and Fair Elections, Corruption of the
Administration of Justice.

Article XXIX
Conspiracy to Violate the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Article XXX
Misleading Congress and the American People in an Attempt to Destroy
Medicare.

Article XXXI
Katrina: Failure to Plan for the Predicted Disaster of Hurricane
Katrina, Failure to Respond to a Civil Emergency.

Article XXXII
Misleading Congress and the American People, Systematically
Undermining Efforts to Address Global Climate Change.

Article XXXIII
Repeatedly Ignored and Failed to Respond to High Level Intelligence
Warnings of Planned Terrorist Attacks in the US, Prior to 911.

Article XXXIV
Obstruction of the Investigation into the Attacks of September 11,
2001.

Article XXXV
Endangering the Health of 911 First Responders.

“Congressman Dennis Kucinich is on the floor of the House of Representatives right now introducing 35 articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush.

Bob Fertik, President of Democrats.com, said: “We’ve waited seven years to find one Member of Congress brave enough to stand up for our Constitution, for which generations of Americans have fought and died. We are thrilled and honored that Dennis Kucinich has chosen to be that one genuine patriot. We congratulate him on his historic leadership, and pledge to do everything in our power to persuade Congress to adopt all 35 Articles and put George W. Bush on trial before the Senate of the United States, exactly as the Founding Fathers wanted.”

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Full text of the 35 articles, links and more >>

MORE COVERAGE:


Thank you Dennis! You are a hero! (please support him)


Call your representatives and especially John Conyers … demand impeachment hearings be started for Bush & Cheney – Remember executive privilege does not apply in an impeachment inquiry – Capitol Hill Switchboard: (202) 224-2131 , (800) 828-0498 (Pass this on!)


UPDATE (from afterdowningstreet.org)

Dennis began around 7 p.m. and just finished at 11:52 p.m.

Rep. Keith Ellison was chairing and made a comment regarding determining the privileged status of the resolution at a future time.

Dennis then moved successfully that tomorrow the following congress members be given time to speak in support of his resolution:
CUMMINGS
WOOLSEY
DEFAZIO
KAPTUR.

That’s a start! Ask your member to join them!


this is from a digg commenter around ll:30 pm:
Rep. Conyers of the Judiciary Committee is answering his phone personally tonight. I called his office (202) 225-5126 and was amazed to speak to him in person. He’s paying close attention to this… register your support of Rep. Kucinich!!


Nothing on cnn or abc news about this as of 12:25am (June 10)… just a little suspicious, no?


EVEN MORE NEWS:
Cohen joins House impeachment process